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.