For those of us of a certain age and still in love with good old-fashioned rock music, Y & T have to be saluted in the rock’n’roll hall of fame.

Hailing from Oakland, California and formed way back in the early 1970s, they were a forerunner of the hair metal scene. Without Y & T, there may not have been Motley Crue, Poison, Ratt and any number of wannabes back in the Eighties.

And although they never made it as a truly mega name, they continue to gig worldwide to an adoring audience wherever they play.

Sunday night marked their debut Fibbers show in York. Led by their only remaining original member, the iconic Dave Meniketti, they hit the small stage with a bang with their 1983 rock classic Mean Streak.

For the next two hours, we had a rich selection of material from their entire career of 18 albums and four million sales, such as early classics Rescue Me, Black Tiger and Hurricane, together with newer numbers from Facemelter.

Meneketti is a true rock legend: a wonderful songwriter, classic rock vocalist and an amazing virtuoso lead guitarist, ably backed by John Nymann on guitar, Brad Lang on bass and Mike Vanderhule on drums.

They provided a sizeable crowd – with its encouraging mix of ages, it must be said – with the safe knowledge that guitar-based rock is still very much alive and kicking.

A big thank you to Fibbers, by the way, for bringing this iconic US band to York. Now can you have a word with Def Leppard's management and then we've really got something going?

Y & T will continue their progress across the UK before heading out to Europe, Japan and then back to America with dates booked until Spring 2014.

- Alex Calnan