Review: Full Fat Boogie Band – BJs Blues Club at The Hop Pocket, Chorley

Posted on: Friday, Oct 19, 2012

FULL FAT BOOGIE BAND: 11th October, 2012

This five piece band from the Fylde coast were warmly welcomed by a packed crowd at BJ’s. This band always gives 100% “Full Fat” to every performance and they delivered just that, no half measures hear and nothing skimmed off the top. The band took us on a journey through decades of popular music – The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Robert Parker, and many more from their vast repertoire that gets you on your feet – good ‘Ole Rock & Roll, R&B and the rest just sits in between.

They have a history stretching over 23 years and collectively have 175 years of musical experience – now that’s what I call a “Gold Top” product. The band were Simon Knowles on a mean harmonica, percussion and backing vocals also in charge of audience participation; Andy Houghton on a mellow sounding bass guitar and lead and backing vocals; Dean Kelly on guitars and lead and backing vocals; Stevie Gregg on guitars and lead and backing vocals and on the drums Pete Crouch (Dig Them Shorts Man) – no he doesn’t sing he just mimes loudly.

All in all a great gig from a band that likes to serve up pints of pleasure to your door.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & International Music Reviewer

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