To those reading this who do not know who Ian Moss is, he is a member of the Australian Mega band, Cold Chisel, and when we say mega, we’re not kidding. They are still one of the biggest bands ever down under, and often played stadium gigs, so to see Ian Moss in the Hare & Hounds tonight is a privilege. We saw his ex-band mate, the mighty Jimmy Barnes, in a similar venue. You can’t beat it as Moss and Barnes alike have no filter when it comes to playing either to thousands or a hundred.
This is one of the tours that should have taken place a while ago but due to you know what, it’s happening now, and with his new album ‘Rivers Run Dry’, due for release in July, it has worked out okay for promo purposes. In the crowd tonight I caught quite a few Aussie accents, and a good number of either Ian Moss or Cold Chisel t-shirts, and of course Moss covered some of Cold Chisel tracks and only played a couple of tracks off his new album. But with his long pedigree anything he plays need attention, and backed by an excellent band, with some awesome organ playing, Moss worked up quite sweat in the Hare & Hounds. Highlights included ‘One Long Day’, ‘My Baby’, ‘Choir Girl’, ‘Bow River’ and a cracking version of ‘Georgia’. We reiterate, how good he was and how lucky to see such a classy musician in a pub venue in Birmingham, did I say classy?
Photos by Geoff Griffe
Review by Jenny Griffe