Live review: The Section – BJs Rock In The Blues Club, at The Minstrel, Chorley: 23rd April

Posted on: Monday, Apr 27, 2015


Review for THE SECTION @ BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Eaves Green Rd, Chorley – 23.04.15

After an absence of two years, it was a welcomed return of the ‘The Section’ to BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club at the Minstrel in Chorley.

Fronting the band on superb vocals and bass guitar was Mick ‘The Guvnor’ Taylor with Steve Pollard on lead and slide guitar, Pete Stonall on harmonica and guitar, Geoff Wilkinson on keyboards and guitar, and Truvel Thomas on drums.

Opening the evening with a bit of rockin’ Stevie Ray Vaughan and Humble Pie, they also did a great take of J J Cale’s ‘Call Me The Breeze’, with some excellent slide guitar. Playing a mix of classics including Little Walter’s ‘Boom, Boom’ and the Animals ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ they slowed the pace with ‘Stormy Monday’ , finishing the first set with Rufus Thomas’s ‘Walking The Dog’ and some rockin’ Quo.

Blasting into the second set with Z Z Top’s ‘La Grange’ they continued to keep the pace with some Nine Below Zero, Canned Heat and Dr Feelgood, with a dash of John Mayall for good measure. They did an excellent take of Robert Johnson’s ‘Walking Blues’ – again with some super slide. The final number and well deserved encore was ‘Bonie Maronie’.

There was some great guitar and harmonica playing and ‘The Section’, as a whole, gel really well together as they are all well seasoned musicians in their own right. We will hope to see them back at BJ’s next year.

Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive and Independent Reviewer

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