GIG REVIEW: HANSON AT THE 100 CLUB
Thursday February 3 2011 by Leah Simpson and Kira Agass for Express.co.uk
AMERICAN rockers Hanson are the latest in a long line of artists joining the bid the save London’s prestigious 100 Club.
Since 100 Club owner Jeff Horton announced that the venue was under threat of closing last year, musicians including Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood and Liam Gallagher have joined forces to stop what some say is the inevitable.
Now Oklahoma-based brothers, Hanson, are on board the crusade to save the capital city’s oldest live music venue and they’re bringing the popular music generation with them.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac – who shot to fame with their debut song Mmmbop back in 1997 – were chuffed to be supporting a cause backed by some of their idols.
And in return the young men, whose ages range between 25 and 30, delivered a toned-down version of the Beatles’ Oh Darling which we think couldn’t be faulted.
Guitarist Isaac gave it his all, dripping with sweat from song two – which certainly got the younger crowd going.
The boys – or should we say men – proved that they still have the sparkle that threw them into the limelight fourteen years ago.
Happy to oblige the screaming masses they dutifully sang their popular debut track but it was in their new music where they really shone.
Delivering a plea to the crowd of 350 people, Hanson, performed Give A Little, the second single from their new album Shout It Out.
Although the LP was released in the States last June, the 3CG Records owners are currently working on doing the same in Europe.
Taylor said: “We’re very proud that 14 years later we’re still here. We are working on coming back here soon to tour.”
Zac added: “We’ve just been working on Hanson time but we’re back on Greenwich Mean Time now!”
Head to the source for a video of MMMBop from the show and a couple of photos of the venue!
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