by Natasha Wyborn
For a band that has toured Australia for the past 9 years to finally pull up stumps could be considered both a tragedy and sadly a reality of the times. Fans came out on a hot summer night to witness Wish for Wings last ever show in Newcastle. The band consisting of Rhys Watts (vocals), Aaron Spinks and Andy Barber (guitars), Adrian Spinks (bass) and Steve Kellner (drums). Demanding action from the crowd during the first song, and action is what they got. Moving to the beat of this two guitar attack the fans responded with feet and fists in the air. Watt’s powerful voice backed by the tight band gave us a set which was both exhilarating and exhausting.
A special mention must also go out to the bands that supported Wish for Wings on this night. Justice For The Damned, from Western Sydney, played the audience into a frenzy and their single titled “Deep Rotting Fear” is well worth a listen.
Local act Taken By Force who describes themselves as hardcore beatdown. With an EP titled “Cold As Life” this bunch of Newcastle locals could be ready to launch on the national scene.
Overall a powerfull performance which left us exhausted as Wish for Wings went off stage for the last time in Newcastle.