Broken Witt Rebels @ The Cluny, Newcastle 19th October 2017
Broken Witt Rebels – a name that’s still unknown to many, but a powerhouse that’s ready to explode.
Last month, the Rebels announced that they’d signed with Snakefarm Records, part of Universal Music Group, with their self-titled debut album being confirmed for release next month; and it’s set to be an absolute belter.
With three stunning EPs under their belt and a Best Rock Act award at the Unsigned Music Awards in 2016, Broken Witt Rebels already have a plethora of material to choose from, and their polished onstage approach strikes of a band much more experienced than their youthful years.
The current tour has been a huge success for the band, with their London show selling out, and last night saw The Cluny come close to capacity. After fabulous sets from Sonia Leigh and Scalesia, Broken Witt Rebels entered the stage to a crowd eager to be entertained.
Opening with Low from their last EP Georgia Pine, the Rebels exploded into life with Danny Core’s phemonimally powerful, soulful vocals. James Tranter’s crunching riffs offer a beautiful mix of modern rock, laced with elements of classic blues rock, and they had The Cluny gripped from the get-go.
Despite being a relatively new act to many, there was a familiarity from the Newcastle audience; with many screaming back the words to Broken Witt Rebels previously released tracks. Guns, Shake Me Down and Georgia Pine all drew a rousing reception, with the band putting their heart and soul into every second of their time on stage.
Over the last few years, they’ve become famed for their audience interaction, and last night was no different. Like many before him, Core, took himself into the middle of Cluny audience, performing an intimate, acoustic version Turn Me On.
Broken Witt Rebels are becoming more popular by the day, and it’s only a matter of time before they are unleashed. As a frontman, Danny Core has the whole package – his vocals fill the rafters, he works every inch of the stage and he has eyes as crazy as Ozzy when he really goes for it.
Their debut album is set to be a showstopper, so stop thinking about going to see these guys and do it! You won’t be able to see Broken Witt Rebels in intimate venues like this for much longer.