Gig Review: UFO - o2 Academy - Leeds
Graham Clark, Features Writer
On entering the venue it was apparent that most of the audience were of a certain age. Whether or not those present were coming to hear the UFO older tracks or to hear their new material was debatable.
It must be said that the band have got some of the rock classics like Doctor Doctor and Lights Out to entertain us with, which they eventually do.
These days the band consists of original members Phil Mogg - vocals, Paul Raymond - keyboards and guitars, Andy Parker - Drums and new members Vinnie Moore - lead guitarist and American bassist Rob De Luca.
Phil Mogg nowadays looks like that crazy uncle you used to have and his introductions between the songs makes for good listening. "Leeds, you've smartened the place up since we used to come here in the 70's" he informs the audience.
Wisely the band play tracks off the new album, a Conspiracy of Stars mixed in with their old classic tracks.
There is no denying that Love to Love You, Rock Bottom, Only You can Rock Me and Shoot Shoot are now rock standards and the band still make the tracks shine. Newer tracks off the latest album follow a more blues orientated direction with The Killing Kind and Run Boy Run sounding good.
After just over 75 minutes on stage it was all over and this current line up keeps the UFO reputation intact.
Gig Review: UFO - o2 Academy - Leeds, 2nd May 2015, 21:30 PM