Review: Cold Flame (Acoustic) – The Railway, Greenfield, Oldham: Sunday, 4th May

Posted on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014


From Derbyshire, Cold Flame are one of the most versatile bands on the circuit. They play as a class blues rock band or as a Jethro Tull tribute, but this late afternoon session gave us a taster of Cold Flame acoustic.

With Rob on guitar and vocals, Paul on violin and mandolin, Pat on bass and vocals and Vince on drums they certainly gave their all for this late Sunday afternoon session. Playing a variety of genres of music from Celtic to folk rock, blues to The Beatles, it was a performance that provided entertainment as well as excellently played music.

There was some magic animated fiddle playing from Paul interspersed with mandolin and versatile acoustic guitar with great showmanship from Rob, this was held together with the power house rhythm section of Pat and Vince. As the venue was small and intimate they did a brilliant job encouraging audience participation. One of my favourite tracks of the session was ‘Wade In The Water’, a great take on this classic song.

I would certainly recommend Cold Flame Acoustic, to venues who prefer an acoustic take. They have appeal across the age. Excellent!

ROSY GREER – Lancashire Blues Archive

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