Review: Dr. Truth – BJ’s at Hop Pocket, Chorley – 29 Sep 2011

Posted on: Saturday, Oct 8, 2011

The  Hop Pocket  Chorley,
BJ’S Blues Club,
29 SEPT 2011.

Blues music for the body and soul,as prescribed by DR TRUTH.  This five piece band hailing from the Manchester area gave a performance that should be on prescription.Their delivery of their new album entitled,  “Code For The Road”   are all original works, penned by the members of the band, with help from  Anthony  Roach, of the Roach Twins band,  from Salford.

This new album should be in everybody’s medical chest its a tonic that is very easy to swallow, and is a mix of new blues, which I found interesting titles like , “Naughty Night Nurse”,  “You’re My Disease”   “Scratch That Itch” and  a track called , “One Off the Wrist”. This album is bursting with the blues , and it gets your old bones moving.

Dr Truth are a solid professional outfit and have a truly good bed side manner. The band was formed in 2009 by guitarist Chris Roach and Mike ‘Uncle Dinners’ Bowden,who also fronted the Roach Twins band.  The rhythm section of the band the engine room, as I call it,  was Dave Luvin a fantastic bassist from Kansas City Missouri U.S.A. a good solid performance and a funky vibe.

Rick Lacey on drums , he is one of the best session /studio drummers in the North of England, on keyboards was Paul Ashton a very accomplished musician, who  gives the band an original edge.

Mike Bowden the gentle giant of the blues scene and an excellent front man,with his witty banter between the numbers,just what the doctor ordered.

Yes , yes I’m cured,  medication to be taken often by ear as prescribed by DR TRUTH.

Keith Blackledge

Music Reviewer for the Northwest.

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