Lancashire Blues Archive


Another fantastic night of LIVE BLUES by this Preston based band.. Over the years the bands personnel has changed but the blues has always stayed constant. The current line up are Lee Wharton on lead vocal and lead guitar, Ann Batty on drums with Nigel Watkins on bass and the band’s latest asset is Martyn Hunt on electric piano/organ which gives the band a new dimension.

Lee has always had a passion for writing his own blues numbers his creative juices will be evident on the bands new studio CD which is going through the “process” and should be completed soon.

Lee Wharton has always had a soft spot for Jimi Hendrix and during the bands performance paid homage to this great blues God. Starting with ‘Voodoo Chile’ followed by ‘Machine Gun’ and ‘Red Patrol’ – which is Lee’s creative musical battle ground showcasing his exceptional guitar playing. This was a blues band with power and precise musicianship by all concerned, a blues night to remember it certainly was!

Keith Blackledge Music Reviewer