08:27 Monday 28 October 2013

Pints go back to their roots for Dog gig

Written byJENNY MOODY

A POPULAR rock and pop covers band are set to play at Marchington’s Dog and Partridge venue.

The Foaming Pints will perform an unplugged set at the Church Lane pub from 5.30pm on Sunday.

The Pints recently rocked the Marchington Melee beer festival, keeping a packed Marchington Village Hall dancing long into the night.

But the four-piece band will strip down their electric sound and pick up their acoustics for Sunday’s show.

Their set includes classic hits like The Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset, Crowded House’s Weather With You and Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues.

They will also venture into more modern music from John Mayer, Kings of Leon and Stereophonics.

Bass player Bob Faulkner told the Advertiser The Pints were looking forward to a departure from their regular, more ‘rocky’ set.

He said: “We’ve been together for about five years now and started out as an acoustic act before enlisting Chris Rhead on drums.

“While we’ve adapted our sound for functions and parties over the years, it’ll be great to return to our roots, pull up some stools and have a nice chilled-out gig at the Dog and Partridge.

“Landlord Paul Needham’s done great things for the music scene in the Uttoxeter area and consistently gets top-quality musicians performing for fans.

“We really admire what he’s doing there and are proud to be a part of the scene he’s creating in the village.

“While we will lack percussion, with a line-up of two acoustic guitars, two singers and bass, that extra percussive quality you get from strumming an acoustic will fill the gap.”

The Pints have become well-known for their up-tempo, lively style and stunning vocal harmonies.

They have consistently honed their sound to push the catchy melodies of the tunes they play to the fore and ‘let the songs do the talking’ rather than rely on ‘flashy musicianship’.

Bob said: “We always try and pick songs that people know and can sing along to. Getting the audience involved is a crucial part of what we do.

“All self-indulgence is kept to an absolute minimum in the interests of letting the songs we play come through.

“They’re popular songs for a reason – they’re just great songs and we like to stay faithful to them.”

The Pints have already made their plans for a New Year’s Eve show at Doveridge Village Club, where they are a well-established act.

The band played their first acoustic gig at Uttoxeter coffee house Indulgence back in 2008.

Since then they have enlisted Rhead on drums and specialised in weddings, parties and corporate functions.

Further information is available online at www.thefoamingpints.co.uk.

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