For fans of 60s psychedelic pop-rock who aren’t previously acquainted with Kent sprung outfit, The Galileo 7, a treat of monumental proportions awaits. Set to take the stage at The Georgian Theatre in Stockton this month, the Kentish quartet promises a highly energetic performance guaranteed to impress.
With performances bleeding the energy of a band in their mid-twenties, The Galileo 7 is a force of nature. Influenced, but by no means restricted by frontman Allan Crockford’s prior musical crusades, the band flaunt their years of experience in their titillating performances, manifesting influences from a range of genres to create a unique sound worthy of great acclaim.
After a late discovery of songwriting prowess, Crockford assembled his homemade demos and made the valiant decision to step out of the shadow of his former frontmen, feeling the time had come to front his own band. With a reputation for being a reliable instrumentalist for several seminal bands arising from the celebrated Medway music scene, and as a pioneer of the movement, Crockford is an undeniable veteran of his craft.
In progression from the garage rock harshness of Crockford’s former band The Prisoners – who are often cited as influential after the emergence of the Madchester music scene – The Galileo 7 adopt a more melodic approach in the realm of psych-mod and power-pop. The Who’s Keith Moon is a notable influence on drummer Mole whose drumming accounts for a great deal of the band’s rapture.
The Galileo 7 play at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Saturday 28th April with support coming from Thee Strawberry Mynde. Tickets, priced at £8.00 in advance, are available to purchase online at georgiantheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01642 606 525.