Massive Wagons And Kris Barras Ignite O2 Forum Kentish Town

Fozzy, two days before they were to play Wembley Stadium, hit the O2 Forum Kentish Town for their biggest UK show to date. Joining them for an epic night of music were Kris Barras and Massive Wagons.

Kris Barras – Massive Wagons

O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023

Words and Photography: Lawrence Potter

Kris Barras

Kris Barras - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Kris Barras – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

First up is the awesome Kris Barras band, who hit the stage promptly at 7:30. And what a way to start off. These lads are ridiculously talented, and this is proudly displayed during an epic dual guitar solo between Barras and Josiah Manning.

Kris Barras - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Kris Barras – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

Barras told MetalTalk that he has “been enjoying getting out there and seeing people’s faces up close” earlier this year in an interview, and on tonight’s evidence, that passion has been ramped up even more. 

Kris Barras - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Kris Barras – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

Bassist Frazer Kerslake and drummer Billy Hammett impressively demonstrated their skills midway through the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Rock And Roll. 

Kris Barras - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Kris Barras – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

After an absolutely blinding set, the band finished on the excellent My Parade. I can’t wait to see a lot more of these guys soon.

Massive Wagons

Massive Wagons - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Massive Wagons – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

Next up, we have Massive Wagons, who burst right out of the gates and full force into another high-energy performance as the crowd goes absolutely bonkers.

Tonight night proves to be a perfect warm-up for the band as they embark on an upcoming headline tour of the UK in November

Massive Wagons - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Massive Wagons – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

Massive Wagons are another band on the rise, and with shows like this, you can see why they are making their mark in a big way. 

Tonight they played an absolute banger fest, with such songs as Fuck The Haters, an outstanding cover of Breaking The Law and rounding off their set with In It Together. 

Hats off. Catch them in November.

Massive Wagons - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Massive Wagons – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk
Massive Wagons - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Massive Wagons – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk
Massive Wagons - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Massive Wagons – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk
Massive Wagons - O2 Forum Kentish Town - 25 August 2023.
Massive Wagons – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 25 August 2023. Photo: Lawrence Potter/MetalTalk

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