We headed to the Oxford Art Factory last night to watch Kris Roe from the Ataris (pictured above with the band) perform in an acoustic solo show.
Although I haven't listened to the Ataris for years, this show was too intriguing to pass up as I love acoustic shows and there was a promise of 'focusing on the old stuff'.
I have to say that Kris has aged a tad and I'm not sure that he gets away with the teenage anthems like he used to. But he does have a bloody good voice and eventhough his songwriting can get a little cheesy, generally it's really great and it definitely made me, the mister and all of our mates feel more than a little nostalgic!
It was a bit random when he got the support band on stage at the end of the set so that he could 'rock out' a little. It was weird watching him perform Ataris songs with another band...should've stuck to the acoustic bit.
Anyhoo...not sure why I suddenly appointed myself as a gig reviewer but there you go :)
2 months ago