Posts tagged ‘lancashire

It was a pleasure to see this band again with its original line-up of Mark Taylor on lead vocal – the son of King Size Taylor, and his band The Dominoes from the 60s, who were one of the emerging bands from Liverpool who played at The Cavern along with another band to be called The Beatles. Joan Bimson […]

Live gig review for WILLE & THE BANDITS @ The New Continental, Preston, Lancashire – 24/10/15 By Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive This was the third visit to the superb venue, The New Continental in Preston, for Wille & The Bandits and yet again they upped their game. Hailing from Cornwall, they produce […]

Live Review for SLACK ALICE @ The Grand, Clitheroe – Saturday 19th September 2015 A great evening of entertainment was on offer at the fantastic purpose built venue, The Grand in Clitheroe, Lancashire, with the amazing Slack Alice. Supporting this evening were Solid Rock, a local six piece band, performing well grounded pop rock, […]

Gig: Chantel McGregor adds Morecambe date to tour

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

In addition to her September and October tour, Chantel McGregor has added a further North West date in December: Morecambe, The Platform Monday 14th December 2015 Box Office:  01472 349222 Tickets: £13.00 Old Station Buildings, Marine Rd W, Morecambe LA4 4DB For full information: (Picture: Ian Stafford)

Oblivion, a five-piece covers band that travelled from North Wales and Cheshire to entertain, were formed only a few months ago and playing their sixth gig. Antony Wilkinson fronted the band, on lead vocal and rhythm guitar. Antony has a good vocal range and every number he sang was as clear as a bell, he […]

This fabulous talented trio travelled from the Stafford area to entertain the faithful at BJ’s in Chorley. If you like your blues a bit raw and edgy and in your face, with no frills then this Mississippi blues trio is right up your street. They pride themselves on taking a classic blues number, say “Smokestack […]

The return of the Intercity Blues Band from Liverpool wowed the crowd with their gritty style of Chicago blues. Archie Moore fronts this four piece band on lead vocal and a wailing harmonica; Dave Miles on lead guitar was outstanding – firmly rooted in the blues genre, he showed what he could do with the Albert King […]

On their return to Chorley, Ramshackle took to the stage and performed a fabulous show with a mix of covers and original works. Simon Noble fronts the band on lead guitar and lead vocals, with Andy Lewis on keys and vocals, a busy rhythm section are Craig Robinson on a mature sounding bass, and John […]

Live review: Middleton Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival

Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015

I’d like to say A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to support our inaugural Middleton Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival. I stress “inaugural”, because, all being well, we will do it again next year. Thanks to the performers; Steve Cooke, All Across the Arts, who compered the day, holding it all together when it […]

Live gig review for ‘THE STUMBLE’ @ Stumble Sunday, Tonic Live Lounge, Bears Paws, Preston – 5/7/15 – Another great Sunday afternoon was spent with Preston’s own powerful six piece Chicago style rhythm & blues band, ‘The Stumble’, at the Tonic Live Lounge in the heart of Preston. With three hours of wall to […]

Papa Legba are one of the best power rock trios to entertain us in Chorley. The band travelled from St Helen’s to give us a show, and that they did. The guitar wizardry of Alan Kaishin Crawford on lead guitar and vocals was superb – every time I see him he seems to get better, […]

This excellent four-piece harp-driven blues band based in Leeds, ripped the roof off with some buzzing Chicago Blues. Frontman Paddy Wells on lead vocal and blues harp was inspirational as he and the band played to a packed house. Lead guitarist Gary Whitaker was superb, with Frederic Hiebler on a fabulous sounding bass guitar, and […]

When this news gets out, it will undoubtedly excite blues-rock enthusiasts, lovers of live music and aspiring musicians in and around Clitheroe! Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Royal Southern Brotherhood will be playing at The Grand on Monday 20 July and with a very limited presence in the UK in 2015, this is most […]

The July line-up for BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley, PR7 3PQ 2nd: Papa Legba – (power rock blues trio) 9th: Feelgood – (Dr Feelgood tribute band) 16th: Ramshackle – (super blues rock band) 23rd: The Intercity Blues Band – (true, gritty blues band) 30th: Bridgewater Blues Band – (rockin’ blues band) ADMISSION […]

Live Review for ‘RHYTHM ZOO’ @ The Diggle Blues Festival, Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham – Saturday 20th June 2015 We dropped by the Diggle Blues Festival to catch the last act of the evening, ‘Rhythm Zoo’. What a thriving little festival in its sixth year, with great vision from David Wood the organiser. Set in the […]

The Maz Mitrenko band returned to Chorley and entertained a packed crowd, who relished the bands mix of classic blues and rock along with original material, from these three exceptional musicians who had travelled from the heart of the West Midlands. This band always gives a fantastic show and from the very start took command […]