In Melbourne, I go to pub gigs (on average) three or four times per week. I’m not going to write about stadium gigs — they’re usually for the “heroes” but that is not to say that pub gigs are for “ghosts”.
Last Thursday, in Dubai, I saw The Coronas at McGettigan’s Irish Bar, Bonnington Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
Word playing on the band’s first release “Heroes or Ghosts”, The Coronas were definite heroes to the punters there on Thursday night but there were instances where they became ghosts, as the crowd spoke LOUDLY amongst themselves about how EXCITED they were to SEE the band live. Ahhhh … the irony!!
The Coronas as HEROES:
The Coronas … as GHOSTS:
Nevertheless, The Coronas were professional – good natured / humoured. A great setlist, a tight musical performance encompassed with beautiful vocals and gorgeous lyrics. I especially loved “What You Think You Know”, “Wait For You”, “Someone Else’s Hands”, “San Diego” and “Closer To You”.
The lads were excellent. Highly recommended.
Cheesy Corona shots were the norm as the night wore on …
I can’t wait to see a band called “The Jack Daniels”, or “The Gentleman Jacks”, or simply: “The Bourbons” 🙂
As for the rest of the night, a lot of fun with acquaintances new -and not-so-new.
Dubai is a place which has not really been investigated as a tour destination by many musicians. I hope this changes.
Til next time, keep rockin’ … Mary.xo