Review: The Mighty Revelators – Eyes On The Road

Posted on: Friday, Jul 4, 2014

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A really pleasant surprise to listen to such a funky album from The Mighty Revelators with their new CD, ‘Eyes On The Road’ .

From the Manchester area, The Mighty Revelators are Mark Hopkins on guitar and vocals, Rick Lucas on guitar and vocals, Aaron Lloyd on bass and vocals and Col Schofield on drums, percussion and vocals. Guesting on the album were Bryn Ford on keys and Pippa Edwards on sax and all the tracks on the album were self-penned.

The first track leads straight into a funky blues with ‘Hooker’. A well put together number with some excellent slide guitar with some nice piano input. Following is an easy listen soul blues, ‘Satisfied’, then more funky stuff with great rhythms on ‘Kept’.

A change in tempo with ‘Tight All Night’ giving a bit of a bluebeat rhythm and some great vocals. Moving on to some up tempo Latino rhythms that work really well with ‘Never Find Another Girl’.

‘Ronnie’s Mood’ gives us some classic r&b, then onto a superb instrumental track ‘Sweet As Honey’ with a real jazzy feel and excellent sax playing, one of my favourites on the album. ‘Funky G’ provides some up tempo rockin’ r&b and the penultimate number ‘Nantucket Death Ride’ is a super funky track with interesting rhythms, love it!

The final track on this excellent album and its name sake ‘Eyes On The Road’, is a very different instrumental with an old style Shadows feel. What a great way to end, what is a refreshing mix of  r&b, funk and more, from these talented guys. Definitely an album that is well worth a listen.

ROSY GREER – Lancashire Blues Archive

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