Review: Sly Fox at BJs Rock In The Blues at The Hop Pocket, Chorley: 20th February, 2014

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

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Sly Fox are a hard working band from North West and play rock/blues. The band founded over 30 years ago with core members David Bridge on lead vocal and guitar and Michael Walsh on lead guitar and backing vocals, have developed over the years their own original material penned in the main by David, thus giving a diverse choice of music for the audience to get their teeth into.

Sly Fox have a solid act and have great stage presence, the standard was set years ago and has not waned. The rhythm section, on a booming bass guitar, was the one and only Tony Cooper – he throws himself into the part and is very animated to say the least, plus a smart line in stage wear including a foxes head and matching tail and a navy captain’s dress coat circa 1700’s – yes he’s out there but an excellent musician and great fun to watch; and on the drums Barry Parker, these two were solid throughout the show.

The bands repertoire can change as and when required such is their talent and musical ability’s serious music from band that has done its homework so to say. The band played covers from Tom Petty, ZZ Top, Beatles, George Thorogood, Jeff Healey, Status Quo, and rounding off an encore of several rock and roll covers, just brilliant.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

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