Wayward Sons - Live, the Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, 24th April 2018

Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge

It may have been a damp and dull night outside The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, but inside the packed crowd waited patiently to be ignited by Wayward Sons as part of their debut headline tour. Having brilliantly supported the likes of Inglorious, UFO and Steel Panther it was now time for Toby and the boys to come of age and show what they can achieve on their own stage. 


The expectant crowd were treated to a viewing of the full Zombies video, before being brilliantly entertained by the satirical rock comedy from Peter K Mally. Once the crowd were warmed up nicely, the time had come for Wayward Sons to blast their way onto the stage with the superb opening track ALive from their highly acclaimed debut album Ghosts of Yet to Come. From the opening guitar riffs it was clear that this band meant business with their own brand of high energy, good old fashioned British rock. Anyone who thinks rock is dead needs to get up out of their arm chair and go and see Wayward Sons blister their way through a complete gig. 


The band were now in full flight with the ultimate front man,Toby Jepson leading them through songs such as Ghosts, Dont Wanna Go, Give It Away, Killing Time, Crush and Small Talk. Toby had the crowd exactly where he wanted them with the end of every song being greeted with rousing applause. Sam gave a master class in guitar riffs and showed he was having the time of his life, while Phil kept everyone in check with his brilliant drum beats. The thumping bass from Nick rampaged across the audience, hitting them hard with every note. In fact trying to keep up with him on stage is a tough task as he moves like a flee pumped full of high energy drinks. 


There was no rest for the wicked until they reached the final note of Until The End. The crowd pleaded for more as the band exited stage left to regroup, before coming back to unleash Backslide and the classic Little Angles track Young Gods which ultimately faded into the final chords from Bohemian Rhapsody to end the most brilliant of nights. 


If you don’t have the album we highly recommend you invest in this high quality rock. If you have not managed to see Wayward Sons live then go and check them out as these guys know exactly what it takes to be a Rock n Roller.


Check out our photos from the Wolverhampton show below. To find out more head over to www.waywardsonsband.com.


Martin Woodbridge

Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge
Photo credit: Martin Woodbridge