Review: Full Fat Boogie Band – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Hop Pocket, Chorley: 24.10.13
Posted on: Saturday, Nov 2, 2013
The house was rocking when the Full Fat Boogie Band returned to entertain the good folks of Chorley – if you didn’t attend the party then you missed a treat. This fantastic five piece band travelled from the Fylde coast to a rapturous welcome by the BJ’s faithful who danced the night away to some cracking R&B and blues covers from their vast repertoire – no semi-skimmed here just full pints of excellent tasting musicianship all the way to the bottom of the glass, they love to entertain and that’s what they did, tremendous.
Simon Knowles, the bands front man and ‘big cheese’ attired in a sharp suit, delivered the goods his vocals and harp playing were top draw – a fantastic performance; as did Steve Gregg on guitar and vocals, interchanging the lead guitar solos with Dean Kelly. A band with two excellent Gold Top guitarists, they rattled a few crates between them.
Driving the milk float at a steady speed was the rhythm section of Andy Houghton on bass and vocals and Peter Crouch on the skins. Cream rises to the top and so did this duos performance. This band delivers to your door a rich and fulfilling vitamin D filled two hour show, value for money I’d say. I’ve increased my order.
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