(An English Band) MW STARS played a storming set last week at the Bull & Gate (Saturday July 25th). Lots of moshing, lots of onstage shenanigans (whatever that means), lots of dedications, and lots of sweat! Here's the setlist. 1) Everything and More 2) Friendly Customer 3) So Alone 4) Tune 3 5) Juice 6) Fire Made It Good I shall write more later....... Yeah, I will!
There are five members in the MW Stars.... Robert - Vocals Morris - Bass Stewart - Lead Guitar, backing vocals Ashley - Rhythm Guitar Amos - Drums, backing vocals The songwriting duties are shared by all the band and because of this input of ideas, there isn't one "sound" to their songs. It is safe to say though, that they are all in the guitar/pop/rock/indie vein. Through having a mix of songwriting duties and influences, the bands'songs take on a layered feel, adding a certain depth, which is where the MW Stars excel. If you like infectious pop and good time tunes, make a date with the MW STARS because they play these songs for you! A SHORT GIG HISTORY The debut show was at Harvey Floorbangers in Ealing, London, on the 9th of February 1997. They went down well that day, which lead to another gig there two weeks later. Going back into rehearsals to fine tune their songs, and to work on new material, the band played two shows at the John Bull in Chiswick, London, within two weeks of each other. These showcased the new material, but also provided the band with an opportunity to have some fun. The owners had warned them not to play too loud, but when you play live, you know you can't accept statements like that. Playing the last song in their set at their second gig there, they rocked a little too hard and blew the power, sending the John Bull into darkness, and leaving the crowd a little stunned (most people had thought it was part of their set!!). After a brief hiatus due to exams and work schedules, the band secured a gig at the Bull & Gate in Kentish Town, London on December the 30th 1997. They played first and pulled the biggest crowd out of the four bands that played that night. Subsequently, the Bull & Gate asked them back for the following week, but as it was exam time again, the band declined, but played the Bull & Gate for the second time on the 25th of July 1998.