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The Axis Of Awesome – Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas (Lee Martin For Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

It’s hard to say who’s having more fun, The Axis of Awesome or their audience, as their note-perfect musical parodies blast around the packed venue. Mashing up musical styles from Elvis to Coldplay, via Johnny Cash and heavy metal, Axis of Awesome are always in key and on song. There are a few old favourites thrown in the audience lap up the rendition of every song in four chords but there’s plenty of new material to keep the show fresh. There are the odd dips in energy, usually when the band’s banter doesn’t quite work, but that’s a minor hiccup in this slick, funny, clever show. Not just for music lovers, this is a show for all.

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]