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Pugwash – Outer Space, Hamden, USA

The Irish lads conquer America
Outer Space, Hamden, USA, 11/09/2015


Pugwash has been barnstorming the USA this past year bringing their brand of pop perfection to their audience. This is a band at their peak carrying on the influences of their heroes, like XTC, Jeff Lynne/ELO, Beatles and bringing it into a modern context. Performing songs from their first album right up to the new LP Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) guitarist and lead vocalist Thomas Walsh is truly gifted with a wonderful set of pipes. You could hear a pin drop during his flawless performance of ‘Here’ from 2008’s Eleven Modern Antiquities. They sport one of the tightest rhythm sections going today with bassist/background vocalist Shaun McGee whose melodic bass lines add so much to the signature Pugwash sound. Drummer Joe Fitzgerald is just a powerhouse! A maestro pushing the band to their musical nirvana. Let’s not forget secret weapon lead guitarist/back vocals Tosh Flood who brings forth the definitive Pugwash sound with great guitar and guitar synthesizer work that is pure genius. There’s no smoke and mirrors with Pugwash! What you see is an amazing band, no guitar god attitude, posing or distracting stage effects. Everything done in the inimitable Pugwash way, playing for the love of music. At the end of the show they got off stage and mingled with the audience. Total gentlemen Pugwash deserve to be a household name so catch them NOW!! You won’t be disappointed.

Joe Sciortino


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