Review and Live Photos by Chaz Brooks
The Stone Mountain Sinners took London’s Borderline by storm. A new band, an alliance of Neil Ivison, Sarah Warren and a superb rhythm section of Roger Roberts on keys, Nick Lyndon on bass and the aptly named Duke Delight on drums, is one to look out for.
From the first number All Night Long to the last of Lord, Shuffle My Feet the Sinners were on fire. Quality country rock, with blues and boogie.
This was a totally committed performance. These guys were having a ball on stage. The front pair of Ivison and Warren held nothing back. The chemistry between the two is electric.
Ivison shares front man duties with exuberance and expertise. Warren’s vocals are reminiscent of Tina Turner, powerful, soulful, gritty, passionate and ballsy.
The country boogie Stronger sounded like a heavy Ry Cooder. Keep On Keeping On again saw Warren take lead vocals and Roadhouse returned to the country boogie theme.
Tones Of Home had Warren and Ivison sharing vocals, again sparking off each other. Fool Like Me is a catchy little number and by this time the Borderline crowd were rocking.
The Stone Mountain Sinners were, for a new group, surprisingly excellent. To think that this band has only a couple of studio tracks. We need to hear a lot more from them. Soon.