Live review: The Cheating Hearts – BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley: 27th November

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

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This five piece band from the Rossendale area of the North West gave a sensational performance to say the least, with an array of popular covers with flavours of blues, Americana, pop, rock and roll and country – something for everyone’s taste.

Fronting the band were the harmonising voices of James Gansler on guitars and mandolin, and Maria Brothers on guitar –  they were superb. Nick Cornell on keys and vocals, giving a full backing sound and his interplay with the lead guitar work of James was spot on; all musicians of the highest calibre, and they made it look easy.

The rhythm section of ‘Shug’ Millage on bass guitar and Mike Smith on drums were the backbone of this fantastic band – not a beat out of place.

The band covered hits from Chuck Berry, Bonnie Raitt, Lindisfarne, Ace, The Band, The Faces, and many more.

This was excellent entertainment from a band that creates great vibes from their catalogue of popular classics.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & international music reviewer

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