Go Back   Rock3 Rock News & Music Reviews > Content > Rock Music Reviews


Rock Music Reviews Music Reviews for Live shows as well as single, album, DVD and download release's

LinkBack (2) Review Tools Search this Review Display Modes
<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Funeral For A Friend Live at the Coventry Kasbah<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
Funeral For A Friend Live at the Coventry Kasbah
Published by Rock3
Author review
Replay value
Average 100%

More on This Artist
Buy the Album or MP3's
Music Reviews

5 most read reviews
Funeral For A Friend Live at the Coventry Kasbah

One band that showed immense promise early in their career is FFAF, from their start in 2001 in Bridgend Wales and the release of “casually dressed and deep in conversation “ in 2003 their rise was rapid, culminating in the same year support slots for the mighty Iron Maiden, I was at the NEC as a guest of Nicko`s so witnessed the performance by FFAF early days, all be it very drunk, other slots included, reading / Leeds and on the main stage at Donnington, download / ozzfest or whatever they were calling it back then, to us old farts it will always be donny, anyway, I digress, with the albums “hours” in 2005 and “tales don’t tell themselves“ in 2007 (cracking title) and this years “memory and humanity” they have received critical acclaim and amassed a loyal following of hardcore fans.

click the image for more photos

Onto the live show on this current tour, with a choice of either Birmingham / Nottingham or Coventry for venues I opted for the obvious choice, the Coventry Kasbah, a cracking new venue, well actually the venues has been there years but has been revamped to rival the bigger venues, with support from the up and coming cancer bats ( more on those later ) FFAF stroll onto the stage at just gone 9pm, my first impression after the first memory loss 3 songs (allocated photo time) is pretty much the same as 2003, they are still a quality act, Matt Davies has all the right tools to get the required reaction from the packed crowd, I can't help thinking of dirty Sanchez when he talks, the deep welsh accents hangs on every swear word that comes out, and there’s plenty of them, its all jokes and going on`s of the band, its very entertaining, the set list is based around earlier material and the new album, “your revolution is a joke” “novella”, ”escape artists never die”, ”history”, ”streetcar" and “roses for the dead”

All sounding a lot heavier ( and better) live , overall I've really enjoyed seeing them again , its hard to understand why they haven’t yet become Wales’s biggest export , or may be it is because they are Welsh (sorry, cheap shot from a retired rugby player and an avid fan of all things rugby) on the night though I have to say that the cancer bats, for me, did steal the show, they are back soon so I intend to catch up with them then and bring you more in the way of reviews and photos. FFAF's new album is out now titled “memory and humanity”, it’s another cracking release from the freshest UK band in years.

Darran Smith
Kris Coombs-Roberts
Gav Burrough
Ryan Richards
Matthew Davies

Myspace page

Review James Hope
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  2 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1 (permalink)  
By Rock3 on 07-12-2008
watch the video of ‘You Can’t See The Forest For The Wolves’

You can watch the Video of Funeral For A Friend performing live on stage at the Glasgow ABC on their recent UK tour with ‘You Can’t See The Forest For The Wolves’ HERE
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
By Rock3 on 18-01-2011
funeral for a friend video playlist

Funeral For A Friend video playlist and interview

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote


ffaf, funeral for a friend, live metal review, music, photo, photos, review, rock, screamo, show

Review Tools Search this Review
Search this Review:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.rock3music.com/rock-music-reviews/6059-funeral-friend-live-coventry-kasbah.html
Posted By For Type Date
Gavinelmore's Magazine - idiomag | personalized music magazine This thread Refback 16-11-2008 09:41 PM
Rock Music News From Rock Feeder This thread Refback 11-11-2008 04:28 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:34 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0
Style Provided By: Wrestling Clique - Wrestling Forums
copyright Rock3
Review powered by GARS 2.1.9 ©2005-2006