Gig: Down at Antones – Academy, Buckley – 24 Oct 2009
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009
Down at Antone’s
Buckley Academy, North Wales
24 October 2009
One of the best loved north west blues bands of the 1990s make a rare outing in North Wales this month. Since reforming earlier this year the band have taken on very occasional reform gigs. You have a chance to see one of those rare appearances in Buckley.
On Sat 24th October Down at Antone’s play at the beautiful dance hall in the centre of Buckley that is known as The Academy. The room is delightful, featuring a fully sprung wooden dance floor, a spacious stage with excellent viewing, comfortable seating for all, a bar and plentiful parking just outside. Buckley is in North Wales, just a few miles over the border from Chester.
During the gig, you can expect to see a heady blend of rough and tough Texas blues, a spicy New Orleans flavoured gumbo with a dash of smooth jazz to mellow the heat.
The band feature Neil Partington on guitar and vocals. Neil has a huge pedigree in music having been born into the famous musical Brown family – with Joe Brown and Sam Brown as close family. During his long career (he has been playing since his teens) he has shared the stage with musical legends such as Jools Holland, Lee Oscar and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Ken Peace is featured on Harmonica – famous only for a mile wide tone and riffing harmonica chops. The rest of the band are Glen Lewis on classy keys and the dynamite rock solid grooving rhythm section of Nick Lauro and Steve Brown.
Expect an evening of highly charged grooves to keep the beat at the feet.
The Academy, Mold Road, Buckley on Saturday, 24th October – doors open at 7.45 pm, band on stage at 9 pm. Tickets £8 on the door, or by phone (07812 369702).
Picture by Jon Hill.