Photo Credit: Antonio De La Cruz
La Boite in Madrid was the only place to be last Friday night, as excited fans from all over the country descended upon the capital, in preparation for this unforgettable evening of pure, gritty rock and roll via Spanish rock band, The Electric Alley. It didn’t take long before the club filled to it’s brim and the atmosphere was intensifying in waves through the sea of people, who were eagerly waiting for the band to take to the stage for their sold out show.
The Cadiz rockers made their entrance to deafening cheers and all eyes were immediately on Jaime, Nando, Sergio and Rafa and boy, they didn’t disappoint, as they kicked straight into action with fan favorite “No Control” to the absolute delight of the hungry crowd, who ironically couldn’t keep their control. Before they had time to catch their breath, the band whipped straight in to one of their new songs “Keep The Beat On The Highway” Which hasn’t even been released yet. The audience were loving this sweet treat and it just made them hungrier for more. “Standing” followed and everyone was feeling the groove, as soaring guitar riffs – courtesy of Nando Perfumo, certainly hit the right spot.
“Can We Have Some Love Between Us?” seductively leaves a mark on your soul, with its raw emotion and passionate tones. You’ll be in love before you know it. “Searching for the Truth” and “Live While You’re Alive” followed and Jaime Moreno sings his heart out on both, as he executes each song with such precision and never misses a note, well the singer never misses a beat, but I feel these tracks showcase his extraordinary vocal abilities.
The crowd were well and truly warmed up by this point, as the temperature kept rising and no sight of it cooling down anytime soon, you definitely needed fire extinguishers to put out this smoking hot fire. “Last Letter” and “Go” kept the blazing momentum going, before the band belted out a fantastic cover of Slash‘s “Been There Lately” and with Nando Perfumo shredding on guitar, you would’ve actually thought Slash was in the room for a split second. He is literally Spain’s answer to the guitar god.
“Free My Soul” slowed the tempo ever so slightly, for this beautiful and heartfelt number. Don’t be fooled though, as it was still full of gritty riffs at the front, rhythmic bass grooves courtesy of Sergio Reyes Gamaza and strong expert drumming by Rafa Gonzalez Benitez at the core. Up next, they delivered new song “Goodbye” to the fans utter delight and it was very well received, as applause echoed across the room. An appropriate song to end their high powered rock and roll show.
The band left the stage and the fans cried out for more, they certainly weren’t ready to vacate the building just yet and rightly so, as the rockers came back on for an encore of “Up In Flames.” which knocked the temperature gauge right off the scales, as they raced straight into “Get Electrified” and boy, they certainly know how to end a show with a bang.
The foursome have such an intense and undeniable chemistry, which is all kinds of extraordinary and their sound is reminiscent of old school rock n roll, but with a modern day twist. Jaime Moreno on vocals is our generation’s Robert Plant, without a doubt. His scales are all kinds of crazy!
An unforgettable show and the fans certainly got ELECTRIFIED.