Review: Tin Pan Alley – BJ’s at Hop Pocket, Chorley – 01 Dec 2011

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

1st DECEMBER 2011


A welcomed return of this fantastic Power Rock/Blues Trio from Lancaster, with a capital “R” for Rock.

Tin Pan Alley gave a great powerful performance from beginning to end and the packed crowd loved every minute  of the show.

Nigel “TANNY “Tanton, founder and front man of the band, has lost none of his energy and expertise when it comes to playing the lead guitar,  now approaching his 20th year on the Northwest rock and blues circuit.  Tanny has that voice that lends itself to the high octane rock numbers spreading over two decades from the 60s on.

If you like your music that “rocks” then this is the band for you.  Covers from Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Free, ZZ Top, Freddie King, Bad Company,  Lynyrd Skynyd and Stevie Ray Vaughan to mention just  a few – this band was on fire.

Driving this pacey trio was none other than  Kev “Cochise” Cook, a extraordinary  drummer who has been with Tanny from the start.  To say he lets his hair down is an understatement – a blistering performance.

On bass guitar we have a musician of the highest calibre – Andy Elliot, ” Mr  Dependable”  a pounding , pumping base line.  Simply

This hard working band in my opinion are as good as it gets in this classic form of Rock/ Blues genre and I have no doubt that I will see them again in the New Year doing what they do best …..playing great music and entertaining.

Keith Blackledge

Music Reviewer for the Northwest

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