Review: The Jon Casey Blues Band – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley: Thursday, 9th October

Posted on: Friday, Oct 17, 2014

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The Jon Casey Blues Band travelled from the Liverpool area to debut here in Chorley and what a show they gave. The band that has been together for about 2 to 3 years are a breath of fresh air, they are a blues band of the highest calibre, and the BJ’s faithful enjoyed every minute.

Jon Casey who is only 24 years of age, played and performed like a veteran bluesman, he is a new talent and we will hear a lot more of him in the coming years, his vocals were clear and concise, and the bands mix of sound was spot on, an enjoyable experience from the beginning.

Steve Faulkner on bass guitar and vocals, a gentleman and a veteran of the Liverpool music scene and has played with some great bands over the years, Ocean being one, and he has been on the charity circuit for many years, a true professional.

David Goldberg on keys and vocals – another stalwart of Liverpool’s musical history, he plays with Liverpool Express and Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. David and Steve have an association going back longer than they liked to admit. Lastly Jimmy Mac on drums – one of the leading lights in the percussion department, just terrific.

The bands ever growing repertoire of blues classics reaches the young as well as the mature, they gave us covers from Eric Clapton, Cream, John Mayall, and Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Bonamassa. The band also gave their rearranged blues version of the Bill Withers hit ‘Ain’ No Sunshine’, it was brilliant, the whole show was.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE
National & international music reviewer

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