What a great start to this awesome tour! First date, first review!
Israel isn’t the first place you think of when you think of what used to be called “Hair Metal” but now you have to call “Sleaze”. But if Tel Aviv has a Sunset Strip, Chase The Ace were in the Rainbow Bar And Grill there. Motley and Ratt-isms abound, but that’s not a bad thing, they even turn Credence’s “Fortunate Son” into a swaggering bar room brawl. The four piece give off the air of a band that wants nothing more to get drunk and play loud, which most certainly means they are perfect as openers here. When they play their own tunes, “Raise Your Glass” and the bluesy “Hell Yeah” (the title track of their next album) are as simple and effective as the titles suggest. The party atmosphere they generate sees two massive balloons arrive on stage for the last tune and the feeling is that Chase The Ace are here for, as another song said once, Nothin’ But A Good Time.