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I arrived at the Vogue Theatre for the Uriah Heep show last night not even realizing there was going to be a support act. It was a very pleasant surprise to find out that there was one, and it was some homegrown talent, Vancouver’s own Uncle Sid.
Uncle Sid are a melodic hard rock and metal band fronted by the energetic Emerald Green, with guitarist Frankie Scars, Kirk October on bass and Dale Salive on drums.
the band only had a short set, they made the most of it blasting through a number of tracks from their self-titled CD which you can pick up now at this link.
Whilst it can sometimes be a challenge opening for an established act, Uncle Sid rose to the occasion, and have the confidence, charisma and talent to back it up. With influences such as Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and others from the NWOBHM their sound has an immediate appeal to fans of classic metal.
Opening up with the fast and furious Horns Up!, and Let’s Go. This was followed by three songs – Optimist Master of Fate, and Evilution all of which showcased both the vocal talent of Green, and the fretboard skills of Frankie Scars, as well as the solid backline of Salive and October.
Any band that has the ability to engage a new audience, and get them waving their metal horns in the air after three songs is doing something right, and I am sure that Uncle Sid have won themselves a whole load of new Sidizens after last night performance.
If you get a chance to see them, I would thoroughly recommend it, and if you don’t get the chance, treat yourself to the CD!!!
Links: Uncle Sid
Photos: Stewart Johnstone