(review n pix by neil crud)
With a name like North by North Wales, you just had to turn up to have a look. The Skerries is a cosy pub, the back room is a typical ‘live room’ – as in, pool table pushed to the back wall, cheesy horse brasses, bric-a-brac adorns every available space and a 100watt bulb to illuminate the band. That’s not a complaint; just an observation. The only complaint is that it could do with taking the tables and chairs out of one side of room to accommodate those wanting to see the bands.
“Thank you, goodnight” – announced Rosary‘s singer as we walked through the door. Gutted! What are bands doing playing this early!? I had seen them a couple of years ago under the guise of Y Cer, and they do possess a quality that all of tonight’s band have, making this a very strong line up. Of their set, Gav Malone said, ‘The night was really good, with a really good vibe with a room full, which doesn’t always happen at Rascals. We were very pleased with our set which opened the night, and received some really great feedback from a new crowd for us.’