As mentioned in yesterday’s post, James Southwell Band hit the stage at POW on Saturday night to warm up the room for Whodafunkit’s EP launch. And warm it up they did. Southwell is a killer guitarist – fusing big fat blues riffs with his own melodic style. Then he steps up to the mic with a powering rock voice to be reckoned with. Southwell has the crowd in the palm of his hand as the band drops in volume behind him & builds to another crescendo, blowing the roof off. It’s classic showmanship. His band are great too. Young guys on bass & drums, smooth then jagged, pounding out a grooving bed you can’t help but move to. And when they rock out you can’t get the smile off your face.

James Southwell Band, POW St Kilda –  15th Dec 2012.

With Whodafunkit headlining (see yesterday’s post), it turns into one of those great nights you don’t see often enough. Happy faces, loving vibe, everybody leaving on a high. Look out for both bands at a pub near you.

Fires out.