Review: Tin Pan Alley – BJs Rock In The Blues @ The Hop Pocket, Chorley: 03.10.13

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013

A very entertaining blues/rock show was provided by three extremely talented musicians from the North West. Tin Pan Alley fronted by Tanny Tanton on lead guitar and lead vocal gave us a high energy rocking show from the heart, and celebrates 21 years on the road this year.

Tanny was exceptional he seems to get better and better as time goes by his guitar skills are a wonder and is a terrific show man. The rhythm section the engine of the band was Kevin “Cochise” Cook – a top drummer with a variety of drum skills and fills, another consistent performance from Kevin. On the bass guitar was Graham Goral he is the new member of the band and joined them six months ago, but you wouldn’t have known it, what a bassist, a cutting groove like a hot knife, and a phenomenal sound, I predict a bright future for him in this band, and a name you will get to know very quickly.

They began the first set with “Crossroads” and ended with “Freebird”, absolutely brilliant, it showed the expertise of Tanny’s guitar work and this tight rhythm section, it was just tremendous. The second set was as good as the first starting with Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” followed by “Little Wing”, “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Voodoo Chile” –  this certainly set things ablaze and the evening finished with cries for more, more. A terrific show from a band that knows it can entertain, another night of great live music thank you Mr Campbell.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & international music reviewer

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