Get ready for Live And Aloud 2006 as Statetrooper storm the Corn Hall, supported by a host of local rock bands, on Saturday October 14th.
Statetrooper was born in the summer of 1985, originally envisioned as a solo venture for Gary Barden following his departure from highly successful Michael Schenker Group.
The Statetrooper album was unleashed in 1987, armed with outstanding songs such as the hook-laden Shape Of Things To Come, the hard-driving and catchy Veni Vidi Vinci and even a live version of MSG's Armed And Ready.
The album generated very favourable reviews from some of the most influential music commentators and Statetrooper stole the show at many of the large and sold-out venues across the UK and Europe, with word of mouth travelling faster than the band. The day's musical climate conspired to hinder Statetrooper from ascending to the next level even with former Wild Horses, Thin Lizzy and Motorhead guitar hero, Brian Robertson.
But the fans never gave up on the band and in 2003, reformed and recorded a new album, “The Calling” an apt name, as Jeff Summers explained: ‘We all realised that there was something missing in our lives … and it was the band!”
Statetrooper are touring the UK following their successful appearance headlining at the Sweden Rock Festival, which has been recorded and will be released in Autumn 2006 as the band’s first live album.
Supporting Statetrooper are Athufaenu’s Puzzle, formed in Cirencester, who are going from strength to strength, playing from Bristol to London. The band's sound draws predominantly from rock and blues such as Blind Melon, to funkier sounds like Morcheeba.
Also playing are Alibi Thieves, a rock band from Stroud whose style is best described as melodic trashy rock influenced by retro punk rock, and Nations Decay who play fast, aggressive, crowd-moving metal.
Opening the evening are Salakin, who got their break at the Corn Hall’s Nuborn gig, staged to help showcase young bands. Salakin are currently playing venues across Gloucestershire while trying to find time to record their debut EP ‘Of The Blood Shed’.
All tickets will go into a prize draw on the night. Prizes include £70 of CD vouchers, PC voucher
Doors open 7.45pm Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on door
Available from: Cirencester tourist information office (01285 654180) The Trading Post, Stroud