Gig Guide - September 2017

Welcome to The RT Rock Show Gig Guide for September! As the summer (I use this term very loosely) comes to an end and Autumn creeps in its time to pack away those festival tents for another year. While I'm always sad to see the end of the outdoor festival season, it doesn't mean the end of great gigs and that's what we're going to have a look at here.  

September 11th - 17th

On September the 12th there will be a rock n roll banger in The Globe in Cardiff. The excellent Cats In Space will be heading up a show with support from Hand Of Dimes and Kaato. I caught Cats In Space when they supported Thunder in the Motorpoint arena recently and have to say that the band seemed to be perfect blasting out their arena rock on such a big stage. The Globe on the other hand is a great venue for a more intimate gig experience and I think the band will put on an awesome show. Having members who have played in The Sweet, Asia, Ian Gillan, Bad Company and more, they guys have certainly payed their dues. Taking elements from classic bands like Journey, Whitesnake, T.Rex etc the band have a 70's/80's classic rock sound with a AOR power popness to them. Currently touring in support of their 'purrrfect' new album 'Scarecrow' the band continue in their bid for world domination. Support comes from Hand Of Dimes who I recently caught at the Steelhouse Festival and Kaato. Hand Of Dimes are the soulful blues rock band formed from the ashes of KOOGA headed up by Skin frontman Neville MacDonald and KOOGA bandmate Neil Garland. They have a laid back feel to them and have a sound influenced by bands like Free and The Faces. Expect top notch songwriting delivered in style. Kaato are a rock n roll band from Australia and the US. Calling themselves 'a new breed of progressive rock n' roll' they site their influences as Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty and Black Sabbath amongst others. Currently touring like mad, I'd definitely say they look like a band you want to get in early to catch.