What a night! Widnes band The Six Thirties had a few songs, which they were releasing under the title “It’s About Time” and had announced they had never played a Widnes venue. We at Little Indie Night offered to help put on a EP Launch for them at The Studio in Widnes, a well renowned venue with a large hall area and massive stage and the rest is history. Its fair to say the turnout was great and overall, it was an amazing night for all those involved.

The bands that had been booked to support the EP Launch were Laura & Claire, fellow Widnesians Zen Project and St Helens indie band Stillia (two previously featured bands on unZined). Little Indie Night residents Iain and Crilly did what they do best, provided an eclectic mix of tunes, which set the mood and anticipation for the night ahead.

First up were Laura & Claire (with the help of solo musician Annie). They took to the stage and after a brief introduction they began their set. Their great acoustic performance and vocals including well sung angelic harmonies and powerful vocal solos echoed around the lofty hall and it seemed the audience had their attention wholly. I’ve recently got in touch with them with a view to have them featured on the blog to find out more about them and what makes them tick. Watch this space.

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Previous Little Indie Night performers and previously featured on unZined, Zen Project were up next and gave a powerful and upbeat rock performance. Frontman, David Pye’s vocals were on top form as ever,  as he sung his way through their songs. They took the chance to give us all a preview of their new upcoming release, which sounded great. Their recent releases have been swaying towards indie-pop-rock with its upbeat “dancey” drum beats, guitar and catchy lyrics. They put on a great set which didn’t fail to entertain.

Courtesy of Trash Monkey Photography

Courtesy of Trash Monkey Photography

A brief music interlude by Little Indie Night allowed Stillia to set up their equipment for their set. As a previously featured band on unZined, I had already listened to their music and was sure before seeing them they’d put on a good performance with their indie rock styled energetic songs. They did not fail to live up to my expectations and they worked through their set of lively upbeat indie songs with a great cover of Stone Roses song Waterfall thrown in.

Courtesy of Trash Monkey Photography

Courtesy of Trash Monkey Photography

Last by no least, the band all the others were here to support, The Six Thirties took to the stage. As they started off their set it was clear the band had confidence aplenty in their performance with well spoken lyrics, skilled guitar riffs and excellent bass and drums. They worked through their set list and gave us an exclusive performance of the songs included in “Its About Time”, which we will review soon. Towards the end of their set they included some covers, once of which was Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits renowned for it’s difficult guitar licks. They pulled it off and had the large dance floor packed with dancers, two of them being myself and my Mrs. The audience asked for more and they provided. They finished their set on a high and the night was played out by Little Indie Night.

Courtesy of Trash Monkey Photography

Courtesy of Trash Monkey Photography

Overall, a memorable night, once which we hope promoted The Six Thirties, their single and of course the other bands who supported them.

Check out The Six Thirties second release from Its About Time, Anonymous, below:

Discover more for yourself about the bands at the links below:

LAURA & CLAIRE // THE SIX THIRTIES // ZEN PROJECT  // STILLIA

unZined’s featured/review articles: 

STILLIA – THE SIX THIRTIES – ZEN PROJECT

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unZined, an offshoot of Little Indie Night, a night aimed at hosting what is becoming one of the best live music events in the Northwest, has been given free run to find local talent, find out a bit more about what makes them tick and spread the word around to promote local music. If you are interested in being featured or know of any musicians/bands who would be, contact Mal Keenan by either leaving a comment or at mal@littleindienight.com
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