Gig: Rev Doc and the Congregation – Fogherty’s, Liverpool – 05 Oct 2012

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012

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Rev Doc and The Congregation
at Fogherty’s Function Room, Liverpool
Friday 5th October 2012 (doors: 8pm, show: 8.45pm)

After a gap of four years, Rev Doc and The Congregation returned to Liverpool in October 2011 and blew the audience away with an absolutely brilliant performance. It was widely acknowledged as one of the best gigs witnessed on the Liverpool blues scene over the past seven years.

The Doc is one of the genuine characters of the British Blues scene. He is a charismatic frontman, who delivers raw vocals and harp, wrapped in a web of enigmatic humour. He is backed by a superb band that features the superlative guitar playing of Al Brown and the rock solid rhythm section of Davy Boyle on drums and Alan Thompson on bass.

The band’s Chicago-style blues programme is a delight, combining well-loved standards with cleverly penned originals. Once seen, Rev Doc & The Congregation are an addictive force and never fail to satisfy the high expectations that they provoke.

Fogherty’s Function Room is situated at 1 Blenheim Road (just off Smithdown Road) Liverpool L18 1EH. Tickets for the concert (£12 each in advance and £13 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or from www.johnnysbluesclub.co.uk.

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