Live: Cats In Space

A purr-fect night of 70s pop rock.

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It’s no exaggeration to state that Cats In Space represent a crusade for a return to better musical times.

Compellingly tuneful, Only In Vegas offers a hint of the Doobie Bros, while other highlights include Man In The Moon, complete with Mr Blue Sky-style keyboard- enhanced backing vocal effects from Andy Stewart (grandson of the late Arthur Askey – seriously) and Mr Heartache, written by guitarist Greg Hart with 10cc’s Mick Wilson.

When they run out of originals, encores include Slade’s How Does It Feel and Burn On The Flame by Sweet, sending a crowd that includes Thunder’s Danny Bowes into rapture.

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.