No Sinner – Garage, London – 29th May 2014

CZ2J9418Tonight was No Sinner’s last UK date on their current tour.  Having played the Black Heart in Camden as their only UK date when they were last in Europe, tonight sees them at the larger Upstairs venue at the Garage.

The night kicked off with two support acts – The Assassins and Jakobo before we got to the main event, the fabulous No Sinner.
If you haven’t heard No Sinner before then they’re a Blues-Rock band from Canada fronted by Colleen Rennison, who is an absolutely superb singer.  Colleen’s voice, is what first impressed me when I listened to their album – it’s got power and quality and carries plenty of emotion – if you’re a fan of Beth Hart then I’d advise checking out No Sinner. Behind her is a good solid band who like Colleen, look to be having a great time on stage, despite the fact that the small stage gives them very little room to move.

As you’d expect from a band with just one album out, most of the set is made up of songs from the album, so we get great songs such as “Love is a madness”, “September moon” and “Work song” (A Nina Simone cover), but we also get some new material too.  As Colleen commented, the album is new for us, but they wrote the songs some time ago, so they have clearly been busy writing more material since then.  The new songs sounded great, so I hope they don’t make us wait too long for their second album.

The fact that the venue was pretty packed tonight shows the band is starting to build a name for themselves, and I expect that to continue as they win more and more fans through great live shows, a great album and also by word of mouth.  I fully expect their next UK tour to be at larger venues.  If you’re a fan of blues rock then I strongly recommend that you check out No Sinner.

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About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.