Classic rock Magazine on Legion LIVE

legion live…..amazing fact of the day comes from Legion vocalist Phil Vincent. We learn backstage that although he has recorded more than 20 albums, he has never sung with a band on stage. Luckily for him, he is backed by the likes of Vince O’Regan (Bob Catley, Eden), Gavin ‘Silver Fox’  Cooper (Lionsheart) and Steve Cooper (Jagged Edge), three guys who have a wealth of experience between them. In Vincents defence he sounds great as the band come on with Long Way Down from their sophomore Code Of Honour album. Wearing dark glasses so we don’t see the terror in his eyes he is a commanding presence, with O’Regan in particular giving it nine different kinds of welly beside him, pulling off licks with a skill and gusto his other bands haven’t benefited from. While not as mobile as John Blaze, Vincent still pulls off a good set, the highlight being the catchy Hard Times, which bounces around our heads for ages afterwards.

Regardless of the fact that it is their first gig, Legion are on fire and I can’t wait to see them again…

Excerpt from Allan Holloway’s article on Z Rock 2011.

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