Review: The Bridgewater Blues Band – The Hop Pocket, Chorley

Posted on: Sunday, Aug 4, 2013

Thursday, 1st August, 2013

A fantastic performance of blues music from these stalwarts of the North West scene. The Bridgewater Blues Band returned and gave a cracking show. This four piece band from the South Manchester area did us proud and raised the roof with a selection of classic blues covers from their ever growing repertoire.

Front man Damian Mead on lead vocals and harp was on song as they say, and gave a terrific performance. Jon Ingham on slide/lead guitar was sensational and gave the crowd some terrific licks and flicks – a blues man through and through. The rhythm section –  the heart of the outfit – drove the band, with Chris Millward on a cracking bass guitar, and Andy Hart on the drums. Their work rate was spot-on from start to finish.

The band gave us classics from Albert King, The Allman Brothers, BB King, Canned Heat, Cream, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan –  just terrific. This band does what it says on the tin, if you like great blues music from a great blues band look no further, and as a bonus if you are in Colne for the Blues Festival go and check them out at the Royal British Legion on Friday, 23rd August and the day after at the Congleton Blues Festival, Saturday, 24th August.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & International music reviewer

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