Review: Night Train – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley: Thursday, 30th October

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 6, 2014

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This North West band gave us a blend of original blues penned by Alec Martin and a compendium of classic blues and rock and roll – something for everyone’s taste.

Alec Martin on lead vocals and blues harp and guitar is a pillar of the music circuit for the last 25 years or so he has performed all over the region with his band. On lead guitar is Wally Rumsey – a blues rock guitar man through and through-  he was just terrific. The rhythm section, the pulse of the band, was on drums Rob Pusey; and new to the band Hadge Weller on bass.

The band gave us a taster of their new album entitled ‘The Silence Spoke’, with ‘Death Angel’, ‘I Forgot your Name’,’ Howlin’, ‘Broken Heroes’, ”Shadows of the Night, ‘I Said Yeh’.

The second set was a mix of blues and rock and roll, with ‘Help Me’, ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’, ‘I Put a Spell On You’, ‘Bullfrog’ and then a medley of rock and roll, with ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’, ‘Lucille’, ‘Oh Caro’l,’ Roll Baby Roll’ and to finish off with ‘Gloria’ and ‘Bring It On Home To Me’. The crowd just danced the night away and the night rocked.

This band likes to entertain and they did on the eve of Hallowe’en they were spookily good.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National and international music reviewer

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