"They knew their fans and they played exactly what they were looking for, as they smashed their hits, with extreme precision. I was amazed, as I heard ‘Peaches’ sound almost identically to the original which came out 40 years ago."
Go Buddy Go
GO BUDDY GO. Stranglers ,Leeds 02 Academy Fri 17th March 2017
"The iconic post punk outfit took to the stage and absolutely blew the crowd away for a solid hour and a half, playing as tight as any band could ever be expected to play and keeping the crowd in attendance engaged and entertained throughout."
Jools’ Annual Hootenanny With performances by John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell, Chaka Khan, Christine and the Queens, Roy Wood, Rag’n’Bone Man, Gregory Porter, Martin Fry’s ABC, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, Seasick Steve, Caravan Palace, Imelda ….
"We got another treat. About half an hour of Cornwell songs and The Stranglers songs, with an amazing rendition of Walk on By. That man knows how to play the guitar. He’s a perfectionist, ensuring that the sound was always the best it could be, calling in the stage hand when needed."
"Regardless of The Stranglers’ current relevance, they clearly still mean a lot to a lot of people. They are widely appreciated as a punk band who often entertained the fringes but made huge waves in doing so."
"Of course, it’s always a privilege just to stand in awe and watch one of the best rock bassists of all time in action and JJ has lost nothing. If anything, he’s getting even better, the ‘Sunderland Wonderland’ Baz, guitar and singing a joy to behold, Dave still a wizard no less. New Drummer Jim MacAuley looking and playing like the offspring of the mighty Jet Black."
The Stranglers - Tank Live at Rock City, Nottingham 7.3.2016