Review: Fuschi4 – BJ’s at Hop Pocket, Chorley – 10 Nov 2011

Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011

The Hop Pocket
BJ’s Blues Club,
10 November 2011

This well established four piece band from the Manchester area, play their blues with a twist.  They take the best of the Delta, Chicago and British blues then cleverly re-arrange them, adding layers of funk, soul, jazz and rock.  This gives an interesting edge to these classics of the 60s and 70s.

Paolo Fuschi from an Anglo/Italian family fronts the band which he formed in 2007.  Paolo on guitar and lead vocal, gives a cracking performance,  sharing the lead guitar role with a very talented 21 year old Tim Moscrop.  Tim plays above his years and has the blues firmly in his grasp, superb licks and riffs, it was hard to keep up with the two of them changing back and forth – Simply thrilling!

The rhythm section of the band was under the control of David Lloyd, a super bass musician, an absolute brick in the house of Fuschi.
With his heart thumping bass playing along with a variation of styles and not to shabby as backing vocal either – Classic performance from him.

Adam Dawson usually is on the drums,  but due to a flu bug was replaced at the last minute by Rick Farrow.  Rick has been playing the drums for ten years and has achieved a B A Hons Degree in the Performing Arts,  he also tutors and has in the past used his talents in all manor of different  projects,  its not the easiest of things to come and play with little time to prepare but he gave an astounding performance.

A new album is on its way with original works by the band, it’s due out in the New Year,  a must for anybody who likes blues with a bit of a twist, this should prove to be very interesting indeed.

I wish them and their new CD all the best.

Keith Blackledge

Music Reviewer for the Northwest.

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