Camden and Rock music has always been heavy linked; hence it was no surprise that London Punk Rocker ‘Counterfeit’ decided to play the Electric Ballroom.
With the concert in the capital being a homecoming gig, a sold out room venue only did justice.
The Electric Ballroom was nicely packed as Counterfeit kicked off their short but energetic 45 minute set at 20:30pm. Opening up with the banger ‘Hold Fire’ the boys were not holding back, instantly setting the room on fire.
Front man Jamie Campbell Bower made his way through the crowd, giving the majority of the manly female audience a heart attack, only to climb up the railing next to the DJ booth.
Having a good look onto the crowd Jamie welcomed the fans to the show and went straight on with ‘ For The Thrill Of It’.
Sounding absolutely on point the band, consisting of Jamie Campbell Bower, Tristan Marmont, Sam Bower, Roland Johnson and Jimmy Craig, rocked through their heavy set with ‘Romeo’, ‘Close To Your Chest’ and ‘Washed Out’ getting the live treatment.
The calm after the storm followed, as Jamie encouraged the fans to make some space on the floor for the next song.
Once the space had cleared, Jamie made his way down into the middle of the audience to perform the heartfelt ‘Letters To The Lost’. Without doubt, if this song doesn’t make you feel something, you are dead inside.
The crowd was hanging onto Jamie Campbell Bowers every word as he beautifully sang the haunting lyrics about sadly losing his best friend.
Picking up speed again, the riffs of my favourite ‘Family Suicide’ sounded through the Electric Ballroom sounding as good as ever and being the perfect soundtrack for some mosh pit action.
It was hot, it was sticky but oh so perfect. The room was buzzing and everyone completely lost it when it was time for fan favourite ‘Come Get Some’. Screaming the lyrics from the top of my lungs, I had a rather brilliant time!
Closing the concert, the Counterfeit lads performed their recent single ‘Enough’, giving it their all on stage one last time. The last song saw the crowd going solo during the chorus, shouting back the lyrics ‘Let Us Live! Let Us Love!’ to the rocked-out faces on stage.
I had a great time seeing Counterfeit live and enjoyed every second of the gig, however next time it would be nice to have a little less groupies and a little more mosh pit action, please. ☺
But I guess that’s the flipside of having a famous actor fronting a rock band.