When it comes to music, every one of us has had our influences and artists that shaped our taste in this fabulous art. While talking to our photographer Silvio Colombo he mentioned that he used to listen to the glam rock bands that made the history of “Sunset Boulevard” in California, including Pretty Boy Floyd. So when they arrived here in Italy for their European tour, we hightailed over to Bergamo and saw them live. This is what happened!
The first band of the evening was Venus Mountains, from the close Brescia. They have a mighty sound, and even though the audience wasn’t numerous yet, the group played their best and showed us some exciting tracks. They also performed “Locomotive”, a track (no pun intended) that will be present in their next release. That was definitely the highlight of the night! Their presence on stage was very interesting since they had their faces painted and lights on their instruments.
The night proceeds with the second band on stage, Siska. And what a great surprise this band has been! With the outstanding vocal range of Diego Trenti, this group has turned the Druso into flames. In every band, the bass player is usually not the band member everyone remembers after the show, but this doesn’t happen with Siska. At about half of their set, bass player Bunny Bertetti delivered a bass solo worth all the gold in the world: I had goosebumps from beginning to end. With two guitars, the rhythmic section is solid and powerful, capable of playing almost anything. If I can, I will definitely catch another of their performances!
Like a breeze of fresh air from the States, then Pretty Boy Floyd comes on stage, and the audience of Bergamo explodes in a loud cheer: we are about to see the legend of the 80s play for us! The voice of Steve Summers is impeccable, and it feels like he’s never aged a day. What a performance!!! I was blown away by their talent, professionalism and energy on stage. They have played many of their famous hits, including “Rock And Roll“, “I Wanna Be With You“, and “Good Girl Gone Bad“, but also a Mötley Crüe cover. The band hasn’t lost their touch when it comes to live shows, and it’s an honour for me to have witnessed such an inspiring concert. Glam metal is far from dead when there are bands like this one willing to convey the good old days to the new generations!