Gig: The Hexmen – Wyre Blues Club, The Marine Hall, Fleetwood – 23 Jun 2011
Posted on: Saturday, Jun 18, 2011
The Hexmen play The Wyre Blues Club @ The Marine Hall, Fleetwood. 9pm Thursday 23rd June 2011
Blues band The Hexmen are a product of the post-punk creative maelstrom of Liverpool in the early 1980s.
George Hexman: singer, session blues-harp player and frontman, founded the band, joining forces with major movers and shakers of the scouse music scene.
The band’s backbone is blues based certainly, but one of the defining qualities of the Hexmen has alway been energy. The quality of blues played tends to have an agressive edge which owes a lot to punk – not surprisingly as many of the players involved in the band cut their teeth on punk in the late seventies and early eighties. However, the genre of the music is in many ways a reprise of the amphetamine-fuelled rhythm and blues that came out of London’s pub circuit in the seventies. That music, borrowing from Chicago Blues and British Beat was also heavily influenced by the London Mod scene.