Gigs in Chester this weekend

Posted on: Friday, Aug 14, 2009

The team are hoping to take in two Chester gigs this weekend.

Tonight Black Manalishi will be playing at Alexander’s

The best way to describe Black Manalishi is an old school, 70s sounding, raw, heavy, hard rock and blues band with a funk and soul flavour. The band’s influences include Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Free, and more modern bands like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Tomorrow Ash Grunwald will be at Telford’s Warehouse.

Ash Grunwald is back with his most adventurous, exciting and accessible album yet; the highly anticipated full length studio release, Fish Out Of Water.   The album, in stores late August, sees Ash collaborating with the renowned beats master Countbounce from well-known Australian hip hop outfit, TZU.  The end result is a thrilling hybrid of musical styles, infused with beats and grooves, junkyard percussion, scorching riffs and Grunwald’s trademark deep and strong vocal that is bound to impress and delight fans of quality music.  The tunes range from swirling, lurching, raucous rocking tracks, to riff driven numbers with a hip hop vibe, a pulsating, grinding dance track, a Gospel-style song inspired by the Blind Boys of Alabama and an old school folk ballad. The album positively bristles with optimism, excitement and possibility.  Fans of Grunwald will already be familiar with his sense of musical adventure, and with Fish Out Of Water he has truly let his hair down, pushed all the boundaries and let rip in a major way. The consequence? A career highlight



August 15th, 2009 at 09:07
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Nice to catch Adam and the boys at last . . . surprised by how many covers they did when their own tunes from “Trailblazer” are excellent, but Adam explained it sometimes depends on the crowd, venue, etc. Kicked off with a triple whammy of “Voodoo Chile”, “Crossroads” and “Wishing Well” . . . best of all, maybe, an encore of Deep Purple’s “Mistreated” from the Coverdale/Hughes era . . . fine stuff indeed!



August 15th, 2009 at 09:09
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I couldn’t agree more. A fine band.