Review: Dr Truth – BJs Rock In The Blues @ The Hop Pocket, Chorley: 26.09.13

Posted on: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013

A welcome return of this band from the Manchester area. They have been revamped and fronting the band now is the lovely and talented female singer/songwriter Jocelyn Knight. Her debut with Dr Truth was on the BBC Stage at the recent Colne Blues Festival. She is a great asset to the band. Her vocal range suits this genre of soul influenced blues and she makes her presence felt from the very off. Her song “25 years” is a cracker.

The band performed original material penned by the band from their CD ” Code For The Road” as well as some newly written material. Chris Roach on lead guitar was brilliant – he gave a cracking performance. As always the rhythm section was tight and spot on in every quarter. On bass guitar was Julian Latimer and on the drums was Rick Lacey, one of the most sought after drummers in the North West. He has performed in many bands and is a seasoned musician and is no stranger to the recording studios. On the keys was Paul Ashton. I enjoyed his performance interchanging the lead many times with Chris Roach – superb!

The new line up was just terrific, I enjoyed this band, music for the soul a tonic to pick you up, to be taken as often as possible I feel better already.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

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