Review: Tin Pan Alley – BJs Blues Club at The Hop Pocket, Chorley

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 15, 2012

8th November, 2012

This brilliant band Tin Pan Alley, from the Lancaster area, graced the stage with a breathtaking performance to a packed crowd in Chorley. Front man Nigel “Tanny” Tanton on lead guitar and lead vocal was tremendous – his guitar skills were spellbinding and he made his guitar sing, whether he played the guitar behind his back or with his teeth, as the band powered their way through the first set to thunderous applause.

This talented trio always give a rollicking rock steady performance with classic covers from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top and more.  Andy “Mr Dependable” Elliot played a fretless stonking bass – he was just terrific. The other half of this rhythm section was on the drums, Kevin “Cochise” Cook, and with or without his shirt on he gave a faultless display – yes he was smoking and raised the temperature accordingly.

The second set just carried on from the first –  no let up here with ” White Room”, “The Needle and Spoon”, “Fire and Water”, “Free Bird” and many more. A fantastic show from beginning to end – it doesn’t get much better than this.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National/ International Music Reviewer

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