Sick N Beautiful descend upon Think Tank in Newcastle as part of their current UK tour in support of their forthcoming album Element of Sex.

This group of hard rocking intergalactic circus people have travelled great distances to be in Tyneside tonight, in fact, the journey from their home planet of LV-426 (Acheron) took approximately 39 light years we are reliably informed. Sick N’ Beautiful are presently invading the UK to raise funds to fix their broken ship in order to resume their journey through the cosmos. Tonight’s show in the North East of England being one of the final shows of the group’s debut UK headline tour.

Immediately from the top of the show it’s apparent the currently Italian residing quartet are showing their ambition to take things to the next level, and rightly so. Their show comes with one of the most impressive stage productions we’ve ever seen in a club setting.  A dramatic laser light show, pyrotechnics, a myriad of props and costume changes enhance the experience of the band’s high octane performance.

Sick N’ Beautiful both look and sound the part. Lead vocalist Herma prowls the edge of the stage, engaging fans and captivates the room with her enigmatic presence and beautiful voice from the off. Likewise, bass player Big Daddy Ray quite literally whips the crowd into a frenzy – sometimes this is achieved with the aid of his riding crop, but that’s a different story. Sick N Beautiful’s masked guitarist Rev C2 grapples with both lead and rhythm guitar with ease, whilst drummer Evey holds down a tight groove throughout. The group come together seamlessly all night long like a huge wall of sound.

Citing influences ranging from Lady Gaga to Rob Zombie Sick N’ Beautiful bring something to the table for everyone. The four-piece whets the crowd’s appetite for their new album, which will receive its official release in June. Most of the tracks from the band’s latest offering are receiving their first live airing on this run and they do not disappoint.

Songs from the band’s debut album Hell Over Hell also feature. This includes the huge sounding, melodic and somewhat dark and sinister number “New Witch 666” along with an emphatic airing of the incredibly catchy “Makin’ Angels”. The latter of which closes out the band’s hour-long set and leaves the crowd wanting more.

When you see Sick N Beautiful on the ‘We C*m In Peace tour’, it’s not just like any old concert. This is a spectacular rock show which would feel at home in arenas let alone in clubs. The band are picking up the baton from the likes of Alice Cooper and Kiss to take this theatrical genre of live show to the next generation of rock fans, and they are doing an incredible job in the process.

Element of Sex will be released worldwide on 29th June, with the album release being supported by an extensive touring schedule. Sick N’ Beautiful is tipped for a return to the UK later in the year, and they are not to be missed.

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Event Date: 01-June-2018

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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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