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The Restaurant | Newcastle Academy 2 | 25/06/07

Treble Chef

Gig Review by Dawn / Photo courtesy of Michelle Justice

If there’s one thing we here at Record Overplayed can’t resist, it’s a moving melody. Not only do North East trio The Restaurant have such delights in abundance, they also serve up a dazzling array of delicious harmonies which are demonstrated perfectly in new EP track Coming Home.

Stephen, Daniel and Matthew first came to our attention last year when they played a prestigious support slot to the wonderful Duke Special in Newcastle, after which we were unable to shift their stirring songs from our head. Tonight they’re opening for The Sonic Hearts and, if ever proof of their ability to write a cracking melody were needed, it’s the fact that even the heavily eyelinered 16 year olds waiting for the headliners have stepped away from the barrier to dance energetically along.

The specials on this evening’s mouth-watering menu are the frankly wonderful, piano-led Hiding In The Library and lead EP track Misadventures, where Stephen’s distinctive vocals are reminiscent of Squeeze at their most summery, and where Matthew’s harmonies are to die for.

Be sure to make a booking to see this band, for not only do The Restaurant deliver, they also offer a take away of tunes that will keep even the hungriest of music fans coming back for more.

Many thanks to Daniel. Visit www.the-restaurant.net for more information.

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