Venrez
Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate
Gig Review
by Andrew West

Another Thursday night triple bill at the Dreadnought brings us an international flavor.
Top of the bill is LA act Venrez. The band have played the Dreadnought before a few years back with The King Lot. They are the brainchild of Hollywood film producer Steven Berez (Ven). With a sound not to removed from the likes of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. The set features some old songs but especially some songs from the soon to be released album “Element 115”.
The stand out song of the night is from the new record, ‘One Way Ticket’ is a tribute to Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, a haunting grungy masterpiece of a tune written on the day that Ven heard of his friends death it steals the show alongside songs like ‘Predator’ and ‘Children of the Drones’.
Another great night of live music at the Dreadnought and with bands like The Quireboys and Massive Wagons appearing at the venue in the next few weeks the venue is going from strength to strength.

AW