A review of Kassidy headlining amaSing on Saturday 31st October, 2013.
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Kassidy were Saturday night’s headliners and there was a buzz of expectation in the crowd following a particularly exciting set from the local support band Last Summer Effect.

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Kassidy appeared on stage with their usual cool, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, but they were short of a member. Frontman Barrie James O’Neill appears to be living it up in America, leaving Chris Potter, guitarist and occasional vocalist, to step up to the mark.

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However, it still felt distinctly like there was something missing, this was Butch without Sundance and no amount of new backing singers could fill that gap. After a few plaintive ‘where’s Barry’ wails the crowd soon forgot they were a man short, bought into the feel-good vibe and there was much dancing, jumping and cheering.

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Their set was high in energy (and glamour), playing a mixture of songs, some old and familiar and some from the new mini-album ‘People Like Me’ all of which were well received by the audience.

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