Review: BeetRootJam – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley: Thursday, 6th November

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

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This bands new approach to the blues is one man’s vision, and that man is Mal Green.

Mal is a one man driving force for self-promotion, and music making, combining a fusion of genres with a blues spine and producing some great songs. Mal has his own record label Green Dog Records and gets involved root deep with other musicians that wish to pursue a career in the music business.

The band’s new album, eight tracks in total entitled “Strawberry” is a no-nonsense retro mono LP and a CD package this is by no means a raw production. The band gave us a taste of the new material from Mal Green, arranged and produced by BeetRootJam, recorded and mixed at Home Sweet Home Studios, Salford.

Mal has a prolific writing record an explosion of lyrics that keeps him pretty busy all year round. It does not surprise me that this new recording just tells you what he’s about.

The band members are Mal Green on lead vocal, harmonica and lead guitar. On an electric double bass is Dave Luvin, who hails from Kansas City, USA and has a history of performing here in England with several bands, and with new member Mark C Fitton on drums. In the studio was Brian Walsh on tenor sax, with Marnie Jayne Holdsworth Green and Toni Amanda Holdsworth completing the studio line-up.

This was an enjoyable gig all round, with excellent musicians, a great blend of music, a professional attitude from the word go and definitely on the money, all this from a premier music maker and a gentleman that is Mal S. Green.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & international music reviewer

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