Gig: The Blues Band – Alexander’s, Chester
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012
Friday, 13th July, 2012
Alexander’s, Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW
(Outdoor concert: £22 advance/£24 on night)
The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm & blues fans when they formed back in 1979. Almost two and a half decades and over 16 albums later they continue to add to their growing army of followers, and it’s not unheard of to find three generations from the same family at a gig.
The band are today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues. They have inspired numerous other blues bands, many of which have come and gone . . . The Blues Band have remained a constant, increasingly popular fixture.
These boys have real feel – for their music, for their audience and for each other . . . Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher. So here they are, as enthusiastic as ever – Britain’s finest, most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues – The Blues Band.