The Answer brought their Roads Less Traveled tour to Middlesbrough Empire on Friday night. This is their first ever show in the area, touring off the back of their latest album, New Horizon.

The evening started with a great set by local band, Sirens in the Delta. Sirens is a five-piece fronted by a female lead singer, a trend these days. Fortunately, they are not just one of the many; the band has a good sound and Katie has a great voice. According to their website, they are working on releasing an EP in the near future and have posted a sample for your listening pleasure.

Following Sirens, The Answer took the stage with their brand of real rock-n-roll to the eagerly awaiting Teesside crowd. The band’s set spanned all of their four studio albums including crowd pleasers, Memphis Water and Come Follow Me. The band also paid homage to the late Rory Gallagher by playing an incredible rendition of Cradle Rock.

Lead singer Cormac Neeson established a great rapport with the crowd. During the band’s encore, much to the surprise of the crowd, Neeson was carried through the audience on the shoulders of a fan before being promptly returned to the stage.

The band closed their set with a great version of Preachin’ from the band’s first album, Rise.

Although this may have been the band’s first visit to Middlesbrough I doubt it will be the last; the show was nothing short of spectacular!

The Answer set list:
Road Less Travelled
New Horizon
Dead of The Night
Under The Sky
Cradle Rock (Rory Gallagher cover)
Nowhere Freeway
Memphis Water
Come Follow Me

Comfort Zone

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About The Author

Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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