Review: Steamroller – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley – Thursday, 24th July

Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

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Steamroller travelled from Liverpool, Chester, and Wrexham to play their debut gig, and rocked the house with their blend of in your face, hot rock/blues covers delivered in the Steamroller way. They got the dancers to their feet and the rest of the audience head banging, creating a fantastic atmosphere from the first strike.

The band’s two lead guitar attack, one from frontman Rob Carubia an excellent musician also on lead vocals, with their secret weapon the young and highly talented Jason Philips, who played far beyond his years and contributed a level of play that complimented Rob throughout the whole performance.

Next the engine room, the rhythm section, they steamed ahead with the brains of the outfit on bass guitar Nick Skelson a very experienced musician and Big Al Haughton a powerhouse on backing vocals and drums, nothing short of brilliant.

The bands repertoire of covers were from the likes of Nazareth, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Status Quo, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, Cream, Rory Gallagher, Whitesnake; the list went on, fantastic crowd pleasing rock /blues from a band that knows its stuff in every quarter. Considering they have only been together for three months this was outstanding, a debut to cherish.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & International Music Reviewer

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