Live review: The Alan Kensley Band at BJs Rock In The Blues Club, The Minstrel, Chorley: 5th February

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 8, 2015


Review for THE ALAN KENSLEY BAND @ BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley – 5/2/15

The Alan Kensley Band made yet another return to BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club at The Minstrel, Chorley, this week. Fronting the Preston based band, in this classic pop/rock covers outfit, was Alan Kensley on vocals, lead guitar and harmonica, with Terry Blacow on rhythm guitar, with the backline boys of Trevor Blacow on bass and Ken Wright on drums.

Starting off the set with some 60’s classics, including numbers fromĀ The Beatles, Stones and the Kinks they added an 80’s tune in the form of Chris Rea’s ‘The Road To Hell’.

The second set raised the tempo with a few more 60’s and 70’s classics including, Queen’s -‘We Will Rock You, the Doors -‘Roadhouse Blues’ and Spencer Davies’s – ‘Gimme Some Lovin”. They also did a take of Peter Green’s – ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ to cool things down.

Closing the evening a bit of rock ‘n roll with Chuck Berry’s – ‘Johnny Be Good’, a touch of 70’s classic rock with Deep Purple’s – ‘Smoke On The Water’ and bringing in a taste of Status Quo with – ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’. This led us to the final number of the set a Jimi Hendrix classic – ‘Hey Joe’.

A good set for The Alan Kensley Band, who come as a ‘what you see is what you get’ band. They are a group of seasoned musicians who have come together to play the music they love.

ROSY GREERĀ – Lancashire Blues Archive and Independent Reviewer

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