Review: Long Trick – Long Trick Demo Release

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 5, 2009


(Eight-track demo release)

From just out of our area, in West Yorkshire, comes this demo release from the trio, Long Trick – Dan Collins (guitar and vocals), Tim Gilroy (drums and bass) and Dave Rigg (harmonica and vocals) – the band members coming from Sutton, Halifax and Hebden Bridge. However, as they have taken the time to send it in, it deserves a few words . . .

The band gig locally and recently supported Wilko Johnson at Hebden Bridge Trades Club and also played the Doghouse Stage at The Wychwood Festival – they are firmly in the rockier end of the blues, with mostly original material.

Most of the tracks are mid-paced rockers, with lots of chunky guitar and Dave Rigg’s bluesy harmonica, with, I assume, Dan Collins on lead vocals – who has a perfectly reasonable voice. The strutting “Sin” is one of the demo highlights, with the slide and harmonica-driven slow blues of “Find You” also standing out.

“Bring Me To Heel” features more slide guitar work, and I imagine is one of the highlights of the live show. Elsewhere, “Passion Burning” is pretty laid back, with almost a rumba feel; “Moses” is an acoustic number, with some nice harmonica from Dave Riggs and a strong vocal, with the rocking “Time To Get Ready” ending the release.




July 7th, 2009 at 18:04
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There seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding over the review as featured on the site. The band appear to have objected over the use of the phrase…
“However, as they have taken the time to send it in, it deserves a few words”

The words as presented on refer to the fact that band are from outside the area and not due to any statement on the quality of the release.



July 7th, 2009 at 18:06
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Thanks to the Long Trick lads for getting in touch via e-mail . . . however the “as they have taken the time to send it in, it deserves a few words . . . ” seems to have been misinterpreted. I wasn’t knocking the lads efforts or being sarcastic, as I can’t play or sing a note, just that it was from outside our catchment area. True, I’m not a massive fan of the rockier end of the blues, but genuinely wish the lads well!



July 7th, 2009 at 18:08
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Snap mate!