As I walked into the Bull’s, I realised immediately that this was not Robin, Pete, and Rick. I’m quick like that.
The first thing that got my attention was the guitar player and his lovely cherry finish Gibson 335. Last time I saw anyone doing things like that with one of those was when I saw Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. Anyone who has listened to my radio show knows I like a bit of Alvin…
The set consisted of a selection of cracking, well thought out covers of Hendrix, SRV, et al, played with flair and inventiveness, a couple of original tunes, and some old blues tunes that showed they know their onions. So good was this Preston trio that I stayed for their entire set, deciding I’d catch Steve Roux and The White Knuckle Blues Band’s Sunday set at The White Lion.
Some bands you see and you think, ‘Yeah, they are really good players.’ Others you see, you think that and then, you feel something more. That’s what ‘The Blues’ is, it’s a feeling and these guys have it. Oh yes, they surely do. For me, the biggest surprise of the weekend and one of the best bands I’ve seen in a while. Go see them!