REVIEW: The Sherlocks at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea
Strobe-lighting kicked in and the sell-out crowd raised a huge cheer as indie-rock act The Sherlocks took to the stage and started to play.
From the moment they opened with Last Night from their debut album, Live for the Moment, their fansÂ gave 100 per centÂ energy as they danced, jumped and moshed along to the music.
The Sheffield band clearly put in hugeÂ amounts of effort, putting on aÂ powerful performance which hadÂ their audience captivated. Halfway through the show, the singer swapped his electric guitar for an acoustic and the bandÂ played songs such as Candlelight and Turn the Clock as the crowd joined him to sing along, holding their lighters and phone torches aloft. The atmosphere in the room was electric and they had the packed crowd eating out of their hands.
To finish the four-pieceÂ played their best-known tracks to date, the album title trackÂ and Chasing ShadowsÂ as the lively and enthusiastic crowd danced the night away.
As the band broughtÂ the last song to an end, the fans continued to sing afterÂ the band stopped playing. Their massed voices filled the room as the band stood in awe and thanked their fans for a great night.
After seeing The Sherlocks three times over the past two years, I can definitely sayÂ they continue to get better with every performance.