Live review: The Mighty Revelators at BJs Rock In The Blues, The Minstrel, Chorley: 30th April

Posted on: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Review for ‘THE MIGHTY REVELATORS’ @ BJ’s Rock In the Blues Club, The Minstrel Chorley – 30.04.15 http://www.themightyrevelators.com/

Returning again to BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club at The Minstrel in Chorley, were the multi talented The Mighty Revelators, from the North West. Playing a mix of blues, swing, Americana, country and Tex-Mex, with a dash of funk thrown in, the line up was – Rick Lucas on guitar, slide guitar and vocals, Mark Hopkins on guitar and vocals, Aaron Lloyd on bass with Paul Schofield on drums.

Opening with some self penned swing and blues numbers the scene was set for the evening. Performing many of the self-written tracks from their current and excellent CD, ‘Eyes On The Road’ plus some new material, The Mighty Revelators showed what ‘versatility’ really is. With two ‘class’ lead guitarists in the band, both with different styles, gave them the option to produce a variety of sounds, which they did brilliantly, assisted by the most competent rhythm section.

With only a couple of covers in the set, they performed the BB King number ‘Downhearted’, to perfection. A great first set with an even livelier second set to follow , including a excellent funky number of their own, ‘Kept’, which had been played on Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio2.

Some great stomp on ‘Lord Have Mercy’, class slide guitar on Americana number ‘Eyes On The Road’, finishing the evening with some swing and The Shadows influence. A well deserved encore was given with the 1950’s Coasters number ‘Down In Mexico’. An excellent evening of music from an excellent band and we’ll definitely see them back at BJ’s next year.

ROSY GREERĀ – Lancashire Blues Archive and Independent Reviewer

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