Blossoms and the Mantells wow the Bung !

Friday 6 February was a fabulous first for Help the Hatters and the Supporters Cooperative who were absolutely overjoyed to welcome Blossoms and the Mantells to the Bungalow Club adjacent to Edgeley Park , Stockport.
This was merely a warm up date for top band Blossoms, and a second chance for the Mantells to showcase their talent at the Bung, but it was a very big date as far as supporters of both groups who made it in numbers to the venue on a damp evening.
Queues formed early as the desire to not miss the rare opportunity to catch these rising talents took hold.

The hall was soon up to capacity and it was time to get the gig on the move with Danny Add doing the opening honours with a lively acoustic set.

Next on were the Mantells for their second appearance at the Bung, and they went down really well......the driving beat of `How to Say It’ getting things nicely on the go.

It is fair to say that the Bung is a challenge to even the best in the business, the acoustics and electrics not wholly conducive to top grade performances, but the Mantells did an excellent job of dealing with this , making a real impression with debut single ` Men in Suits’.

The place was buzzing by the time that top band Blossoms took to the stage, the gig being used as warm up prior to their World Tour, taking in the USA and Japan.

Stockport was an altogether different prospect to playing either of those destinations, but if the band get a better reception than they did on Friday ,they will be set fair. 

They had 200 or so on their feet and loving every minute of it ........`Cut me and I`ll Bleed’ ( the latest single), was in the was `You Pulled a Gun on Me’, and loads of other stuff that sounded fantastic , despite all the issues mentioned above.
It was great to see Blossoms and the Mantells at the Bung, and we wish them well for what we know will be brilliantly successful futures.

And....finally...a word of thanks to Christine and Phil who pulled out all the organisational stops to get the gig on....fantastic !

Ian Brown  

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