I was stoked when I heard that The Creepshow was coming to St. John’s. It doesn’t happen very often that I get the pleasure of seeing one of my favourite bands playing here. In fact, it was their first show in Newfoundland. They were even playing 2 nights @ CBTG’s. Hell yeah!
After touring Europe in the late summer, The Creepshow had now been touring through Canada for several weeks. Newfoundland was originally not included in their itinerary. When invited to St. John’s luckily they didn’t hesitate.
Used to see a specific kind of audience at psychobilly shows I was curious how many people in St. John’s actually knew the band. I still don’t know the answer but what I do know is that everybody who came out had a great time.
While Kenda, Sickboy, Reverend McGinty, Sandro Sanchioni and Daniel were throwing down their beat-heavy and mosh-worthy tracks like “Sell Your Soul”, “Run For Your Life”, “Dusk ‘Til Dawn”, “Zombies ate her brain”, “Creatures of the night” and “Hellbound” the crowd went wild. Not even the slower song “The Garden” would really calm the mosh pit down. This prompted Rev McGinty with a chuckle to the statement that they were a rough crowd.
If Thursday night was already great, Friday was even better. Before The Creepshow went on stage they got screeched in, in good old Newfoundland tradition. They are now honorary Newfoundlanders and thus be considered as family. And it seemed as if they felt right home. Kenda used the chance to get behind the bar and pour herself a drink while stand-up bassist Sickboy took over the vocals to “Hellbound“. For “Sleep Tight” she grabbed without further ado a member of the audience for a slowdance.
When The Creepshow finished their set it seemed as if the audience was a bit breathless and it took a minute until calls for an encore were growing. They were forgiven and got what they had asked for. Rue Morgue Radio was The Creepshows wild farewell to Newfoundland.
I had seen The Creepshow several times before. When I had heard that Sarah had left the band I was wondering how The Creepshow would be without her. I have to confess, when it comes to The Creepshow I was a huge fan of Sarah’s. But in all fairness, Kenda does an amazing job replacing Sarah as lead vixen. This tiny person is like a bombshell in a whirlwind.
The Creepshow anno 2012: Sick!
By: Melanie Fornoff
Photos: Christa Cram