28 June 2012

Kaiser Chiefs at Ibiza Rocks - The Review

Kaiser Chiefs at Ibiza Rocks

Kaiser Chiefs at Ibiza Rocks - The Review

It has been five years and two albums since the Kaiser Chiefs played Ibiza Rocks so they were well due another visit, and boy, they did not disappoint! 

There was a very large crowd at this gig which support act, Spector, warmed up very well. Comparisons have been made between them and Pulp, The Killers and others and it is easy to understand why. Totally at home on the Ibiza rocks stage, lead singer, Frederick Macpherson happily chatted to the crowd in between performances of Chevy Thunder, What You Wanted and finishing off with their popular single Never Fade Away.

Taking the stage to Dire Strait's Money For Nothing the Kaiser Chiefs received a rapturous welcome from the audience as they opened with Little Shocks. By the second song lead singer, Ricky Wilson, wanted to get closer to his audience and jumped from the stage onto the security barrier, a gesture that was appreciated by the cheering fans who helped him balance there for the duration! Following on with Kinda Girl You Are, and firm favourites Na Na Na Na Naa, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Predict A Riot and Ruby, the boys from Leeds had every single person in the house singing and clapping along. A truly animated performance throughout, Ricky was up the lighting rigs and bouncing all over the stage leaving you exhausted just watching! Bringing the set to a close with Oh My God there was only one way to exit the stage, across the crowd to the VIP Balcony with a final leap into the swimming pool! Naturally! Hopefully they won't leave it so long before coming back to Ibiza Rocks next time.

Review by Jayne Stanford-Downes
Photos courtesy of Stuart Stanford-Downes

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