Review: Crossfire – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Hop Pocket, Chorley: 6th February, 2014

Posted on: Friday, Feb 14, 2014

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At this spiritual home of the blues here in Chorley, Crossfire, from the North West of England, now a quality blues/rock trio have reformed and I have to say they are making a great success of it, because it’s always a challenge to set out your stall when you have parted company with other excellent musicians for one reason or another.

The balance and tight co-ordination is paramount to any band and Crossfire achieve this with no problem at all. Steve Nunn on bass guitar and lead vocals fronts the band and is an accomplished musician of some years.

The other half of this strong rhythm section is Chorley’s own Jon Lowe, a drummer who has honed his craft and is one of the best blues/rock drummers around on the North West circuit, in my opinion.

To round up this very talented threesome was on lead guitar Dave Knight –  a no-nonsense top drawer performance, skilled to say the least.

Crossfire performed a host of hot blues covers and entertained us with “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Crossroads”, “Thrill is Gone”, “Roadhouse”, “Pride and Joy”, “Jesus Just Left Chicago”, and many more. Crossfire are a good honest band that has its roots well and truly soaked in the blues. Thanks guys.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

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