The ‘Blues’ beneath our Wings !
Well Three ‘Stonkin’ gigs last week with Blacktop Deluxe.
Huge thanks go out to our friend Derek White (Bass player with Larry Miller & Storm Warning amongst others) and his lovely wife Ali, for all their help, putting up with us and offering us such wonderful hospitality.
SO, Thursday saw the Band open for the fabulous Marcus Malone Band at Pete‘s The Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst to a great reception.…
We made lots of new freinds (thanks Mark Hughes for some great photos) and it was also a really pleasant suprise to see some dear friends from Cornwall had also made the long journey up to see the Band. and always a pleasure to se William James Mead from The The Sharpees amongst the crowd and of course the wonderful Stuart Broderick too).
Even the dreaded M25 Grid Lock (who took its toll on some of the people travelling Bob and Julia amongst them) couldn’t spoil what was a brilliant and Rockin’ night.
Friday we put in a solo evening performance of Blacktop at the fabulous Limelight Theatre (Queens Park Arts Centre) to a wonderful crowd, making lots more new friends, what a great crowd.
Special thanks go out to Paul Stiles of Blues in Britain for his brilliant M.C. duties and hospitality ,Laurence Harvey for the great photos and our good friend Greig Bremner RocknRoad who travelled down from Norfolk).
Saturday was our last gig before heading back home and saw our first visit to the Bottle Neck Blues Bar brilliantly run by June Tobin and her family. After sampling the wonderful food, hospitality and beverages at The BNBC, we played to a packed house (even had tables reserved in front of the Band !) and a real party atmosphere, what an awesome end to our short tour.
The 900 mile round trip (completed in comfort courtesy of Dash Drive and Van Rentals) was well worth it for the Band who played their socks off (brilliantly played GB Bartlett, Dean Kennedy and Jamie Fyffe, proud to share a stage with you all once again) and even driving back through Hurricane ‘Angus’ couldn’t diminish the tour:)