Review: We are Scientists, The Wedgewood Rooms

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Supported by The Paws, and Paint The Dark, We are Scientists are somehow remaining incredibly humble and finding themselves playing the Wedgewood Rooms once again.

Being a small venue it brings a great sense of intimacy for all involved. It’s hot, but nobody complains. Everybody is eager for Keith Murray to grace us with his presence. It’s been quite a few years since the last encounter and the nostalgia is felt by everyone.

It’s almost 10.15pm and Keith walks out on to the stage to Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven is a Place on Earth, in classic comedy style, setting the tone for the evening. He is followed by bassist Chris Cain, minus his famous moustache.

Between songs they love to banter. Chris is downing his red wine through peer pressure from the crowd and the laughs are free flowing. After playing classics like Nobody Move, Nobody Gets Hurt and The Great Escape everyone is pumped, sweat is dripping whilst everyone is jumping in sync and catching their breath. They ended with a slower song, Textbook. The set was flawless. But the encore, It’s a Hit, was what we were are all hoping for. A moment never to be forgotten.

I say they suit the smaller stage. We Are Scientists – come back soon