Young Alternative Band of Barbados heats up Cavans Lane, plans for Los Angeles and London: THREADS OF SCARLET

They roared on the stage at 110 mps (miles per second) and shifted from fifth gear into 8th… Their drummer is unhinged, playing a brutal set – BARE-HANDED? This was a slice of what I found at Bump N’Wine Cafe in the City last weekend. They have a special show for teens before they go back to school on Sunday 3rd, yes, not ’til next year, LOL

Nick Ward - Lead Vocals, Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Jesse Foster - Lead Vocals, Rhythm/Lead Guitar

Nick Ward - Lead Vocals, Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Jesse Foster - Lead Vocals, Rhythm/Lead Guitar

It was fellow blogger yet magnificent singer iNDRANi who truly alerted me of their work, with which she’s so fascinated from the get-go;-

“…often we don’t recognize the incredible diversity alive within us. I was impressed by the track from spin 1, bar 1, but it took on new meaning when I discovered that the incredible mechanism behind this creation was something directly related to {Barbadians}. I found out the band’s name – “THREADS OF SCARLETand floated through cyber space, hunting and sniffing for their presence (join the facebook group) and when I found out about their Friday night gig at the blessing of a creative cocoon that is BUMP & WINE, I made it my business to BE THERE – to pay homage in appreciation of their obvious yet much unannounced existence. Not because they’re from here, I was gonna act like I wasn’t a huge fan.

Mobbed after the show, the band autographed T-shirts and posters or the occasional wrist!

Mobbed after the show, the band autographed T-shirts and posters or the occasional wrist!

The performance was BOSS, or as de Trini say – BEST! I was even more impressed! And then, as if on cue, I became a bit concerned. Would they – could they, become thebig fish they’re so easily capable of evolving into, in this climate that might not understand them or even want them to?

It’s not the first time I knew of them, they have been a part of the Virgin Atlantic Music Festival;-

Threads of Scarlet, also associated with the Pyramid brand, continues to deliver captivating performances each time the band graces a stage, and this time things will be no different. The quartet, Nick, Jesse, Stu and Mark, plan to bring the best of Threads of Scarlet for the world to see.”

For me I can guess some of their heroes… Oasis, Styx and Goo-Goo Dolls among others. They have quite a few originals apart from cover tracks, such as Issues or Baby Blue. From Barbados, the group will be handling gigs in London and Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2010.

Posing with fans after their energetic show at Bump & Wine - next one is January 4th, 2010

Posing with fans after their energetic show at Bump & Wine - next one is January 3rd, 2010

They did Oasis’ Wonderwall, some Jason Mraz, as well as their own hillbilly hip-hop version of Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up‘ With their lush guitar-work and the wild drummer I can easily see them performing a new song from Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf.

The quartet of Nick Ward – Lead Vocals & Rhythm/Lead Guitar; Jesse Foster – Lead Vocals & Rhythm/Lead Guitar; Stu Damm– Drums/Percussion with Mark Glinka – Bass/Vocals had their share of screamers very much like how Michael Jackson and Elvis had their teen screamers.

The guitarists were pouring sweat and the drummer had a solo which seemed 20 minutes (it allowed the strummers to grab some much needed water) and towards the end he struck cymbals and high-hats and timbales bare-handed… Between the Linkin Park like roars and the open handed drum playing, I feel Excedrin should sponsor Stu while Nick & Jesse would get a boost from Chloraseptic?

Spellbound fans at Cavans Lane

Spellbound fans at Cavans Lane

The phenomenal Threads of Scarlet are ready for one more set for teens at the Bump N’Wine at Cavans Lane this 4th of January from 6:00 pm.

These guys have Issues and they’re proud of it!

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