Review: Tracer at The Plug, Sheffield

Tracer performing at The Plug, Sheffield. Photos and words: Glenn Ashley.
Tracer performing at The Plug, Sheffield. Photos and words: Glenn Ashley.
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Australia rock trio Tracer proved why they are billed as the next big thing when they opened their UK tour with a sold-out show at The Plug in Sheffield, writes Glenn Ashley.

They certainly didn’t disappoint anyone.

Tracer performing at The Plug, Sheffield. Photos: Glenn Ashley.

Tracer performing at The Plug, Sheffield. Photos: Glenn Ashley.

The El Pistolero tour kicked off in the small room but you can’t help thinking these tock superstars in the making will end up playing the biggest venues on the planet.

A rowdy and enthusiastic crowd will testify to that. Venues like The Plug is where future rock stars are born, and with Michael Brown leading the way we may have seen a future one here in the steel city.

He certainly knows how to get the crowd going along with drummer Dre Wise and new bass player Jett Heysen-Hicks. This was a slick stage show. Stripped back rock music at its purist.

Wise and Heysen-Hicks gave the set a nice solid feel with their pounding beat whilst Brown lapped up the stage with some great solos that would have not gone amiss with the likes of Page or Blackmore.

Tracer performing at Plug

Tracer performing at Plug

Working their way through new material as well as some of their older tracks they certainly gave the audience what they wanted.

And just before the encore we had yet another marriage proposal at a rock gig, on stage this time, and yes - she said yes!

Tracer are on the yellow brick road to rock superstardom and it looks like this latest Aussie export won’t fail to make it over the rainbow.