With HRH AOR V just 48 hours away we’re continuing our look back at some of the festival highlights. Ahead of this year’s return to the main stage we look back on the Romeo’s Daughter set from 2015.
Romeo’s Daughter are old hands when it comes to cajoling a festival crowd and ramping up the atmosphere ahead of the headline acts.
Fresh from an intimate acoustic set earlier in the day, Leigh Matty looked and sounded like a frontwoman reborn and the confidence with which she delivered new tune Radio, from forthcoming album Spin, confirmed the enchanting chanteuse remains one of AOR’s most compelling artists.
It was impossible to ignore the echoes of Chrissie Hynde during the deep and soulful vocal on Bittersweet while Alive morphed into a totemic rallying call ahead of this summer’s hotly anticipated tour with FM.
Drummer Andy Wells celebrated his birthday but Romeo’s Daughter need no incentive to party hard – Craig Joiner delivering a masterclass in melodic rock riffage. Understated but far from underrated, the beanie-wearing guitarist can’t disguise his obvious star quality.
I Cry Myself To Sleep At Night and traditional set closer Wild Child allowed Matty the final flourish as she flew the flag for female-fronted AOR and relaunched a thousand late 80s fantasies.
HRH AOR III, Camp HRH, March 2015