MANDORA ! With a full hour set
It couldn't really be a Mearfest North gig in South Shields without this legendary band
They are a dynamic and very energetic act with 80s style heavy metal with a sprinkling of Punk and even Glam
Paul Binyon takes to the stage in his trademark red and black military coat.
When this band reformed their live shows had more PYRO than Kiss on firework night
They didn't need it here at the Queen Vic though. Paul, Sean Wilkinson, Duncan Binnie and Darren lite up the night with their own sparkling personalities. They fizzed and roared in front of their own youthful crowd. Think Sex Pistols, mutated with the New York Dolls and Judas Priest and you might be getting close, explosive, exciting, colourful
Glow sticks were waving, hands reached forward and connected from stage to floor, as he was about to sing Take my hand, in tribute to Molly Mear, whose hand stretched proud and strong from our now famous backdrop behind. Paul said some beautiful words to Claire and myself in honour of our Molly, which brought Claire to tears, in a good way. Thank you Paul.
Plug this band in, light the blue touch paper and Stand well back!
Once again MANDORA are REBORN !
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