Robert Jon and The Wreck
Friday 22nd September 2023
On a night that felt destined for musical greatness, Robert Jon and The Wreck took the stage at the Cambridge Junction as part of their current European tour, and what followed was nothing short of a Rock 'n' Roll revelation. This exceptional band packs in flavours from across the Rock spectrum, their blend of Southern and Blues Rock melding with Funk and Soul to bring a Symphonic spectrum of sound and emotion.
The journey began with ‘Pain No More’, a soul-stirring opening that immediately set the tone for the night. The band effortlessly transitioned into ‘Do You Remember’, and from that moment on, it was clear that we were in for something truly special. Front man Robert Jon Burrison was on top form from the start, nursing a mug of “not-tea” between songs and telling stories to the adoring crowd.
‘High Time’ and ‘Don't Look Down’ followed suit, showcasing the band's remarkable musicianship. Robert's vocals were a force of nature, carrying us through every note, while Henry James’ guitar skills left the audience in awe. The seamless interplay between band members was evident, creating a harmonious wall of sound that enveloped us all.
‘Bring Me Back Home Again’ was a heartfelt moment that tugged at our heartstrings, and as the band launched into ‘Blame It on the Whiskey’, the crowd couldn't help but sing along with infectious enthusiasm. ‘Hey Hey Mama’ and new release ‘Stone Cold Killer’ were electrifying moments that had the entire venue pulsating with energy. The band's charisma and stage presence were magnetic, drawing the audience deeper into their world with each passing song.
As the night progressed, the band continued to deliver hit after hit, including ‘Oh Miss Carolina’ and ‘Who Can You Love’. These songs were met with thunderous applause, and this was well appreciated, with bassist Warren Murrel grinning from ear to ear through the show. ‘Cold Night’ was a soulful, introspective moment that allowed us to catch our breath before the epic finale. The band closed the show with ‘Last Light on the Highway Pt. 1 & 2’, a sprawling, multi-part masterpiece that served as a perfect conclusion to an unforgettable night.
In the end, Robert Jon and The Wreck's performance at Cambridge Junction was a testament to the power of live music. Their setlist was a rollercoaster of emotions, taking us on a journey that ranged from heart-wrenching to adrenaline-pumping. Their musicianship was flawless, their connection with the audience was genuine, and their energy was infectious. Their performance at Cambridge Junction will surely be etched in the memories of all who were fortunate enough to be there.
Pain No More
Do You Remember
Don't Look Down
Bring Me Back Home Again
Blame It on the Whiskey
Hey Hey Mama
Stone Cold Killer
Oh Miss Carolina
Who Can You Love
Last Light on the Highway Pt. 1 & 2