I’ve written about The Zombies on here before – they’re one of my top bands. I went to see them last week when they played The Komedia at Bath and they were absolutely wonderful, even better than when we saw them in Bristol a couple of years ago. They played a great set, ranging from 1964 to the current day with their latest album Still Got That Hunger – of the tracks they played from this album Edge of the Rainbow sounds particularly good live.
Here’s the set list – it was in two parts (we got part two and managed to nab a photograph of the other half):
And here’s a few photos of the band courtesy of Dave Tinkham at Datapanik Design:
The Komedia is a really nice venue with excellent sound quality and we managed to bag ourselves seats on the front row. Everyone in the audience was enthusiastic; there were some people in the row behind us who were singing along doing harmonies and they had really great voices, which makes a change and was nice to hear. There were standing ovations for The Zombies and everybody sang along with the encore God Gave Rock and Roll To You. What a wonderful night it was!
If you go and see The Zombies – and I recommend that you do – be sure to go to their merchandise stall; Colin and Rod sign pretty much everything and there’s no extra charge for that. I bought myself a signed Zombies Christmas decoration this year!
Anyway, here’s the thing: during the concert Rod Argent said that The Zombies have been nominated for a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They definitely deserve a place (if they want one!), so I have been voting for them every day since the concert. You can vote once a day until 5 December 2017. It would be really nice if they got voted in, so please vote for The Zombies if you are willing / able. You can do it here: VOTE FOR THE ZOMBIES!