Reviews The DeVilles @ AB w Gary Clark Jr


We vreesden eerst even dat de publieke opkomst het zou laten afweten. Het duurde dan ook tot net voor het voorprogramma vooraleer de Brusselse AB volliep. The DeVilles uit Keerbergen mochten het vuur aan de lont steken. En dat deed dit powerrock trio met volle overtuiging. Daan De Vries (vocals, gitaar), broer Evert (drums) en bassist Lexy Laeremans performen enkele loeiharde songs uit hun zelftitelend album. Vooral ‘Old Skooler’ en het strakke ‘Time To Dance’ knalden moeiteloos door de woofer. The DeVilles weten duidelijk de klepel hangen en kloppen ongenaakbaar op de grote poort binnen de Belgische rockscène.

Philip Verhaege http://liveactsbelgium.wordpress.com/category/1-concert-reviews-pictures/

Gary Clark Jr. - The DeVilles

30 May 2014 Ancienne Belgique Brussels

On 30 May 2014, AB proposed an exquisite show for a nice warm Friday evening: the Austin Texas singer/songwriter Gary Clark Jr. and the Belgian band The DeVilles.

Formed in 2008, winners of the Rockvonk in 2011 and support act for Gary Clark Jr. in 2014, what a steady ascendance for The DeVilles. But not without hard work, lots of rock and roll attitude and more than 150 gigs so far. The trio plays a straightforward rock and roll rooted in the 70s, roughly-edged with raw blues influences. The rhythm is easy to catch as the drumming is powerful, cadenced and exact; all the same time, the sound of the electric guitar constantly keeps the levels up and leads the sound. Still, what holds me back from being totally into them it’s that they don’t seem to play around with the intensity: their energetic and powerful sound is set at the loudest possible level from first to last tone.

Report: IOANA NICA - pictures: JP DANIELS