Review: Fuschi4 – The Green Room, Altrincham

Posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Saturday, 20th April, 2013

The compact surroundings of The Green Room meant that the atmosphere was almost touchable when Manchester-based band Fuschi4 entertained the crowd; and entertain they did. Paolo Fuschi always surrounds himself with the very best of musicians where ever he plays and has not only their respect but lasting friendship.

Fuschi 4 bring to the table a blues-based act but cleverly infuse other genres in to the mix – be it swing, soul, jazz, reggae, it does not seem to matter such is the level of musicianship, and the way it says fresh, alive and interesting. Paolo being a full-time musician has over the years honed his guitar skills and worked hard to achieve his standing. One of his band members, Tim Moscrop on guitar is a wonderful find and Paolo noticed that for one so young he certainly plays beyond his years and signed him up so to speak, Tim has never looked back and is a wonderfully skilled guitarist to say the least.

Adam Dawson is one of the best drummers I have had the pleasure to hear and know and again a young man who is very talented, a wizard on the drums. Standing in for resident bassist David Lloyd was another accomplished musician – step forward Andy Brown. He was a natural choice, and he has known Paolo for a few years and played with him on and off at different gigs; his skill as they say is in the style in which he plays, a funky solid bass player-  dare I say it, just brilliant.

Two guest musicians made their debut joined in an impromptu performance with the shortest of introductions. Gennaro Chieppa on guitar and Antonio Martellini on tenor sax, and with the rest of the band got into Stevie Wonder number “Superstition” and brought the house down; followed by two James Brown numbers. The crowd could not get enough a performance that had the audience on their feet. This is a band that works at their music, a fantastic live band, and they do not disappoint ever!

KEITH BLACKEDGE

National & International Music Reviewer  

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