The Galleon sets sail with rock gig

Audio Freeway - Galleon gig
Audio Freeway - Galleon gig
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Live rock returns to The Galleon Bar on Abingdon Street tomorrow with the first appearance of a brand-new band featuring some familiar faces and a return visit from one of the area’s longest standing rock outfits.

The Senton Bombs have teamed up with Blackpool’s newest original rock band, Audio Freeway – with more acts yet to be confirmed.

Audio Freeway features Dave Byrne and Josh from popular covers band The Deadbeats, along with Matt Summerfield formerly of Brother Rabbit on bass and Neil Slater on drums.

They describe their sound as “a heady mix of rock, funk, soul, grunge and metal” and cite influences from Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Soundgarden and Steely Dan.

The band begin recording their debut album next week and have uploaded video footage of four songs performed live in the studio to their facebook page (

The Senton Bombs were formed in December 2003. Originally known as The Terrorists they have released four EPs and one full-length album and are currently working on a second after playing hundreds of gigs nationwide with the likes of Vice Squad, The Real McKenzies, GMT and more.

The Galleon is open from 5pm nightly and tomorrow’s live music will begin around 9pm. Entry is free.