"The new line-up is now really hitting its stride.."
The Galileo 7 - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog
The Galileo 7 - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog
As the venue filled up so quickly after the doors opened and everyone was ready and raring to go we could get things off to an early start and give The Galileo 7 a slightly longer set than was planned. This was handy as they now have so many great tracks that the original allotted 30 minutes would not have been enough to fit them all in. The new line-up is now really hitting its stride and switching Mole from bass to drums was a stroke of genius as he is worth the entrance price alone with his flamboyant drumming style, which draws murmurs of appreciation from people around me. Allan moving to centre stage certainly improves the band’s dynamics and anyway, he certainly deserves his time in the spotlight after playing the staunch bass playing side-kick for so long. 
The Galileo 7 - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog
The Galileo 7 - Photo copyright Retro Man Blog
Allan's song-writing and guitar playing also demands more acclaim and thankfully the many excellent and positive reviews for the latest album "False Memory Lane" seem to be finally addressing this. New Bassist Paul Moss is also great to watch as he’s really immersed in the music and adds some nice melodic backing vocals along the way. Viv’s catchy keyboard runs are an integral part of The Galileo 7 sound and she also provides lead vocal duties on the joyful Power Pop rush of "Don’t Know What I’m Waiting For" and a cover of The Who’s "Tattoo". With a fair selection of tracks plucked from all three of their albums, including older favourites such as “Orangery Lane” and "Anne Hedonia", it is however both sides of the brand new single "One Lie At A Time" and "God of Gaps" which are played tonight, that prove Galileo 7 are going from strength to strength. 
Steve Worrall