JettBlack at O2 Islington Academy, London

Review & Photography by Sabrina Dersel

British Hard Rockers JettBlack are playing tonight as part of a six bands line up for the “SmokeHead Rocks Tour”, they are the main support of Electric Boys and surprisingly the venue is almost empty!
With their first album out in June 2010 “Get Your Hands Dirty” Jettblack have been touring continuously since then.

These guys are highly inspired from Rock bands from the eighties and nineties such as Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Motley Crue.
Composed by Will Stapleton and Jon Dow on vocals and guitars, Tom Wright on bass and Matt Oliver on drums, tonight’s atmosphere is a change from their headlining position at the Underworld London awhile ago which was electric as hell!
Opening the set list with “Mother Fucker” and “War Between Us”, it’s not easy to get afew people involved, or to show much enthusiasm. With “Slip It on” and “Two Hot Girls” it is with some shyness the crowd decides to move, repeatedly asked by Tom Wright!

Yes this band doesn’t look pleased but they still keep a good face and have fun on stage and it’s never a bad sight to see shirtless Will Stapleton playing with or without an audience!

We are asked if we are “ready for a showdown”, involving guitars solos between the two vocalists.

Finishing with “Get Your Hands Dirty” and “Dangerzone” it has been a flawless set, played with enthusiasm despite of tonight’s turnout, but with great vocals as always and Matt Oliver on drums is excellent as ever!

Jettblack will be playing at this very same venue in December, supporting the mighty Ace Frehley, and I bet the right crowd of hard rock fans will be there, and make this empty night a distant memory!