jeff summers from the mighty weapon uk
DANNY HAYNES FROM WEAPON UK
I finished a 12 hour day last night and undertook a 95 mile round trip to see Weapon UK at the Cavern in Raynes Park London.
Weapon were formed in 1980 and have a long and illustrious past having toured extensively with Motorhead amongst many others.
Danny Hynes and Jeff Summers have been very supportive of both myself and Claire since we first embarked on Mearfest as an "All Rock and Metal" concern in 2016
The venue was superb, small but with a great, warm and friendly crowd. I felt amongst friends straight away .
Danny and Jeff insisted on wearing our "Molly" shirt, and it was great to see Molly with them on and off stage. Also many new people were asking about the significance of the hand print was very emotive for me as always.
The gig was perfect with a great blend of old and newer material and a fantastic cover of "The Rocker" by Thin Lizzy to place the icing on the cake.
NWOBHM bands such as Weapon UK have such heritage and incredible musical talent.
We are blessed at present to have these bands grace our venues.
We live in a time and an age where music like this isn't supported as much as it should be especially in the UK at present.
All I can say is I took a little bit of time and effort which was rewarded with true greatness last night. A absolute gem of a gig, and seeing Jeff playing with our daughters handprint on his chest made me very proud but with tears in my eyes. The spirit of Molly really has risen from the ashes.
So come with me tonight
I know we'll ride this storm
Our Phoenix will take flight
We are reborn....
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