When The Bayonets took to the stage at the MOD Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, any notions as to the bands worthiness were instantly dispelled as they knocked the 250-strong crowd for six with their high octane full length electric set.
The band had already performed an abbreviated 4am set at the MOD club (much) earlier the same day (full story here), but the evening gig was the big one – the one to look forwards to, and The Bayonets’ didn’t disappoint.
Once again backed by local 60’s tribute band Nube 9 and joined on drums by Bayonets co-founder Oliver Leiber, Brian Ray blasted through hits from his solo albums as well as several poignant covers. The set also featured brand new, never before heard Bayonets songs: Whatcha Got and Smartphone. The two new tunes were punctuated by their smash hit debut single Sucker For Love.
The warm and enthusiastic audience sung their hears out and partied along throughout the show, and the love for such a great audience coming from the stage was absolutely tangible, resulting in a carnival-like atmosphere and a sizzling performance.
To surprise the band, the audience even held up signs reading “Hey” while they were performing Brian’s singalong Hey Miranda. After the show Brian took to Facebook saying: “What a night at MOD Club with The Bayonets and Nube 9. When they turned up the chandelier lights to show all of you up on the balcony, I almost lost it! Gracias Buenos Aires!”
The Bayonets will wrap the mini-tour up by performing one final time tonight (13th May) at Mr. Jones Blues Bar, and Brian will be taking part in a live TV interview on Channel 9’s “Duro de Domar” TV show tomorrow (14th May).
The Bayonets MOD Club setlist
Sucker For Love
Tears of a Clown
I Found You
This Way Up