The Way are a great new rock band from Stoke-on-Trent who deserve to be more well know than they are. They are especially good live which is how our writer, Jeff Mason, first fell in love with them.
Recently I came across a band from Stoke-on-Trent called “The Way” after seeing stuff posted about them on various networking sites.
Then on Saturday I heard they where playing at The Ducie Bridge in Manchester, so I decided I’d pop down.
How glad I was, within 10 minutes of my arrival they took to the stage and opened their set with a thunderous track called “One time round” which then dive bombed straight into “Army of the Young”. By this time the crowd had stopped chatting and where fully focussed on the boys from out of town, people were taking out their phones and filming them all around the place, and the tunes kept coming, they then unleashed a cover of Ed Sheeran‘s “A Team” in a way i didn’t think was possible, with great guitar riffs and a brilliant vocal arrangement.
By the time they had reached the end of their 30 minute set, i was reeling for more.
The Way are a four piece who have been together for about 4 years now, their self released debut album in 2010 “Bop, Stroll and Rock & Roll” is full of good banging tunes, and is definitely worth purchasing.
With influences from all the great sounds over the decades, from old school 50s rock n roll, beat bands of the 60s, 70s Punk and indie from the 80s thru to present day!
The Way have captured a true feel good sound, and are well worth a visit if they come to a town near you. Their next Manchester date will be at Gullivers Bar Manchester on the 15th June.
You can find all the gig / band info on their website
All words Jeff Mason. More articles by Jeff can be found here.