Review: The Idle Hands – The Hop Pocket, Chorley

Posted on: Friday, Jun 7, 2013

Thursday, 30th May, 2013

This four-piece band from the Chesterfield area returned to BJ’s and a terrific night was had by all it was rock with a capital “R”. The band played several numbers off their CD “Ready For Business” and cut an instant groove with the packed crowd.

Barefooted front man Phil Allen, on lead vocals and harmonica was tremendous – he gave his all and vocally could hold his own with any of the well-known rock singers. On lead guitar we have Dave Robinson-  he gave a supreme performance, his riffs and solos where breathtaking and the audience were spellbound.

The rhythm section was on bass guitar, Jamie “The Sherriff” Burns, and on the drums was Paul Heydon-  there were no ‘idle hands’ here, just a solid performance all the way through. “Classic Rock Blues Magazine” described the band as the best unsigned rock band they were probably right. As a bit of a teaser the band performed “The Weatherman” which will be on their new album a work in progress, I can’t wait for it to be finished.


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