Posts tagged ‘the minstrel

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Bonnie Mac Band returned to The Minstrel to give a fantastic show of blues/rock. They travelled from Leeds and Huddersfield to entertain a packed crowd in Chorley. This four-piece band have over the last two years or so entertained in venues both sides of The Pennines, in pubs and blues festivals, and will be […]

The Voodoo Hogs hail from the county of Cheshire and have been together performing all over the North West circuit for the better part of two years. They have an extensive repertoire of classic blues/rock covers for your entertainment and are booked for many gigs this year. Graham Hetherington on lead vocals delivers his songs […]

Making their debut here in Chorley were four young talented musicians from the Warrington area. This Fab Four took us back to the 50s and 60s a great time for British music, a boom time indeed and some would say that this was the starter of the very commercial pop era. Liam Mannion on lead […]

Review for ‘CRY BABY & THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE BOYS’ @ BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley – 14/05/15 I can only say these guys are rhythm & blues at its best. ‘CRY BABY & THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE BOYS’ from Stoke on Trent, returned to BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club at […]

Review for ‘THE MIGHTY REVELATORS’ @ BJ’s Rock In the Blues Club, The Minstrel Chorley – 30.04.15 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 […]

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 […]

Review for ‘THE ESCAPE COMMITTEE’ @ BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley – 16.4.15 To cheer up a Thursday night, we had a welcome return to BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues Club’ at The Minstrel in Chorley, the premier Warrington based band, ‘The Escape Committee’. As a trio tonight – with […]

(Forty4 – picture Rosy Greer) March dates at BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley: 5th March – FORTY4 – Super rhythm & groove band 12th March – ALFIE IBBOTSON’S POPULAR BEAT COMBO – Quality blues rock band 19th March – HARD TO HANDLE – Five-star Southern rock band 26th […]

Review for THE BOOZIE WOOZIE BAND @ BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley – 26.02.15 – Another interesting Thursday evening at BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley, with the Boozie Woozie Band, who are a collective of musicians based in the northwest, who enjoy playing their own brand […]