Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth

The Frequency

After a bit of a rest from playing in the Bournemouth area The Frequency return to the Chaplin’s Cellar bar stage completely rejuvenated. The foursome take to the stage around 10:30pm (Conrad Time!!!) seeming really fired up and excited to be back. Lead singer, the now full bearded Austyn, promises a longs set with some new numbers to look forward to.

They kick off with “Save Today” getting the packed place rocking immediately. This is the 1st official show for the band’s new bass player Jim Martin (Not the Guitarist from Faith No More!!) who has previously played in as a stand in only a few times to cover for Dan Hammond Smith who sadly left the bands due to musical differences. This time Jim seems so much more relaxed and comfortable with being a part of this unit.

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The majority of the 1st part of the their set is made up from tracks form the bands debut album “Fall To The Floor”. Despite probably playing these songs hundreds of times there seems to be a new freshness about tonight’s performance with both the band and the audience really enjoying the show. The new songs come in the form of “Full Circle”, and “What We’re Fighting For” with the latter reminding me a little of The Pigeon Detectives. They are both solid show a slightly new direction from the bands previous material. The Frequency have seemed to have turned away from the styles of the likes of the Stereophonics and Ocean Colour Scene experimenting with their very own original sound.

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The long set ended with yet more new material including a number with a blues injection called “Pray” that was inspired by Austyn’s Father who played blues in his younger days. The band were obviously very pleased with it and it was dedicated to “Mr Brown” who was proudly watched from the audience. This time despite shouts for a cheesy Oasis covers the band stuck to the set list ending on a high with their final number “All Up”. Another new really rocking number showing the band are not far short of material for that difficult second album. They left the stage with lots of love and appreciate from the late night revellers who had been thoroughly entertained for over an hour and a half. The Frequency have recently signed a licensing deal with Respectable Artists Management in the United States and President Geoff Eaton is excited to be teaming up with the band this year and pushing them to their full potential. I’m sure we all wait the exciting results!!

Save Today
New York Symphony
More Than You’ll Ever Be
Changing Faces
Sympathy For Insanity
You Don’t Have To Know
Full Circle
Sticky Little Finger
Run With You
Same Old Nothing At All
What We’re Fighting For
Hell and Back
I Know, You Know
All Up


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