Review: The Hexmen – BJ’s at Hop Pocket, Chorley – 29 Dec 2011

Posted on: Friday, Jan 6, 2012

THE HOP POCKET,
CHORLEY,
29 Dec 2011

THE HEXMEN

BJ’S BLUES CLUB, The Home Of Live Music,  PRESENTER…. LUCAS CAMPBELL.

The Hexmen hit town and gave a brilliant show of in your face blues with an aggressive edge, punk like in attitude, brilliant in execution.

George Hexman founded the band in the late 70s and they have been at the cutting edge of the Liverpool music scene from that decade to the present, they have a following where ever they entertain… and they do entertain – playing festivals and musical events all over the Country and abroad.

George is  just excellent on the blues harp and lead vocal, the quintessential front man.  “MR ENERGY” drove the band on from one number to the next.  Relentless; creating that gutsy side to the blues.

Dave “The  Doc” Crilly on guitar was  just terrific, he has been a stalwart on the Liverpool rock and blues  scene.

Noz Easterbrook on heart pumping bass guitar was awesome.  Wayne “Dangerous” was on the drums.  A stunning performance, from this tight knit rhythm section.

The band individually have a history that reads like a who’s who of music, just log on to their web site.  Together they are dynamite.

The band’s new EP is out towards the end of January.  Their 2008/9 album, entitled,”The Great Northern Seapower Gig” is still available from their web site,  or on sale at their gigs.

This was a great night’s entertainment,  I wish to thank Lucas Campbell for his tireless efforts over the last few years to keep live music alive here at BJ’s Blues Club.

Keith Blackledge

Music Reviewer for the Northwest

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