Gig Reviews

Rochdale Band Nite, Broadfield Hotel
9 September 2005

The third Rochdale Band Nite proved to be another hit with the second appearance of melodic rock band Crimson Scarlet.

Crimson Scarlet played a different set to the one they played at the July Band Nite.

They kicked off with their stadium anthem, 'New Life Story', a rock song with a reggae beat.

Some imposing new numbers followed including 'Last Night', 'Paranoia', and 'Still You Let Me In'. Catchy numbers, made all the better by the beautiful voice of lead vocalist Sarah-Jane, who, especially when harmonising with keyboard player Richard Harper, managed to turn almost every head in the building.

Sarah-Jane said: "I am really enjoying being in Crimson Scarlet and singing with Richard is a real pleasure. I recently wrote the first song I've ever written, 'Last Night', and we played that well. Malcolm wrote new songs specially for my voice; very different songs but superb to sing."

She added: "It's always great to perform to an appreciative audience and the response from the Band Nite crowd was very inspiring."

Crimson Scarlet closed the evening with a very up-tempo bass driven song called 'Oxygen'.

Kirsty Rigg