Wow; it’s packed in here tonight, a testament to all the hard work Purson have done over the last couple years. I’ve been singing the bands praises here on Freq since the first time I reviewed them as support to Comus at this very venue.First up were Ulysses, a foot-stomping four piece with their roots firmly set in the 1970s. Their sound reminded me a lot of smatterings of Terry Reid meets Thin Lizzy meets Ziggy-era Bowie with some great hooks that The Sweet would have been proud of. At times during their set I almost felt I was watching to an episode of Top Of The Pops from 1973, except there were no Pan’s People on stage. But at the end of the day it was their songs that really stood out, and their unashamed love of a good old-fashioned tune with some rather excellent backing vocals and lead guitar workouts. The band also seemed to be really enjoying themselves, which was also a bonus. I would like to hear how they sound or come across on record. A great opening act who got the evening going in fine fashion. new EP and the whole band seem to be on fire and up for making the final night of the tour go with a bang. A mention here has to go to drummer James Last, who managed to imbue the songs with not only straight-ahead John Bonham-style beat,s but some wonderfully subtle early Nick Mason flourishes. bluesey and sultry at the same time. a trip through the multi-coloured looking glass.