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'The Weathermen': Leavers' Recital

'The Weathermen': Leavers' Recital

The Weathermen: Leavers’ Recital

At 8:00pm on Saturday 18th June, The Weathermen played their final gig at Radley which could only be described as spontaneous. The band comprises of Hector and Angus MacDonald, Felix White, Leo Lawton, Will Pike and, with his debut performance, Nick Bennett on the saxophone. The Weathermen put on a concert which was not overly rehearsed, given the amount of A Levels that they have been sitting, but this did not hinder the quality of what was played in any way at all.

Watching a Weathermen concert can occasionally be similar to watching a ‘jam sesh’; they all seem to be playing very different songs, and then suddenly they all merge into one song together. They are a band who consist of so many contrasting characters. Whether it is Felix on the bass, wearing a set of tracksuits; Nick in a shirt, chinos and suede loafers playing the saxophone; or the MacDonald twins, who seem to be in a time warp wearing vintage clothes from the 70s: not to mention Will Pike with his distinctive hair. One wouldn't think that they would all fit together as a band; however, the music that they do create and produce together is sensational.

 

The Weathermen write a lot of their music themselves, with some songs still lacking names: but they also cover various well-known songs including, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by the Rolling Stones.

 

Now that they are coming to the end of their time at Radley, they have no more scheduled performances; however, they will be playing various gigs throughout the summer: the first of which on the 28th June on a boat near to Vauxhall in London, which promises to be of a high quality.

Review by Alexander Milne, H Social 6.1

 

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