Electric Mary will deliver a charged Marshall gig

Electric Mary
Electric Mary

THEY come from the land Down Under, where t’was once sang that women glow and men plunder...

All of which has no relevance to Proud Mary’s gig here in Milton Keynes this Saturday night.

The Aussie quintet have been blowing up a storm with their sweaty hard rock, but despite wowing the media and stage-stepping with Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and Judas Priest, this is the first time they’ve been on British soil, as part of a European road trip.

The band nailed down just five UK dates, and they’ve nigh on completed those.

Tomorrow they will rock Prestatyn as a part of the Hard Rock Hell Fest, joining a bill headlined by former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach.

But the date you need to concern yourselves with is their last UK stop-off, happening on Saturday at the Marshall Theatre in Bletchley.

Classic Rock Magazine got a good measure of the boys, comparing them to GnR rocking with Free, a little of Aerosmith’s pizzazz ‘and a pinch of Tom Morrello’s staccato chops, all fronted by an iron lunged singer from rock’s golden age...’

Certainly the press and the punters are loving their style and though the band isn’t fresh to the market, they know their time is now.

“This is the most powerful musical moment in any of our careers,” reckons frontman Rusty Brown.

There is plenty of material waiting to be devoured, but if you’ve not yet had the pleasure and don’t fancy waiting until Saturday, go online and whet your appetite.

Support on the night is coming from new city rock troupes Without Reason and Rusty G’s.

Tickets are £9 in advance and you can get them from the Marshall Reception, or head online to www.seetickets.com

Alternatively, splash out £12 on the doors.