Nero at Southampton Guildhall

The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

NOSTALGIA: Still Rampant after all these years – the band that just keep giving...

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Dubstep duo Joe Ray and Daniel Stephens – better known as Nero – arrived at Southampton Guildhall on Saturday night aboard a giant platform of TV screens.

The arrival mirrored the way they blasted into the Top 10 – suddenly and confidently.

Appearing to a desperately excited crowd of revellers, they fused together their well-known hits, including Promises and Me And You, with ease.

Bobbing their heads and throwing their arms in the air, all behind black sunglasses, they manoeuvred through their DJ set like a well-oiled machine.

But with basslines that shook the very foundations of the building, they proved to their wide ranging audience exactly why they are doing so well – because they have the perfect blend of mainstream pop and straight Dubstep.

With teenagers crashing into each other at the front and older fans the further back you went it made for an electric atmosphere.

Their vocalist Alana Watson regularly appeared on various parts of the stage and didn’t miss a note.

Along with a truly brilliant laser show, the evening was exhilarating fun to say the least.

But I wouldn’t recommend it if you have a heart condition.

MISCHA ALLEN