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Monday, November 07, 2011

John Mayall in Concert - Oli Brown Band @ The Sage, Gateshead.

John Mayall (vcl/hca/keys/gtr); Rocky Athos (gtr); Greg Rzab (bs); Jay Davenport (dms).
Hall One gave British Blues Legend John Mayall a warm welcome as he went into favourites past and present opening up with a solo on Another Man's Daughter. The grey-haired, pony-tailed veteran belied his years as he fired on harp, guitar and keyboard before bringing on the band.
And it was quite a band with Rocky Athos proving to be a worthy successor to some of Mayall's previous guitar heroes such as Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Greg Rzab had a long time to wait for his feature but cometh the hour cometh the man and he had an almighty blast on Room to Move. Jay Davenport also had a late feature but it was his hypnotic train rhythm on so many numbers that showed his worth.
And what about the old man himself? - He's still got it. Parchman Farm from the back catalogue never fails to score but Song of Something and Tough Times Ahead from his latest album, Tough, showed he is still ahead of the game.
Oli Brown (gtr.vcl); Ron Sayer (bs); Wayne Proctor (dms).
Earlier, the Oli Brown Band kicked things off. Brown, described by MOJO magazine as "the hottest young pistol in British Blues" lived up to his reputation with some heavy metal thrashes bringing to mind Cream and various blues/rock bands. He's got the technique and the vocal chops so watch this space - he's a kid who's arriving fast.
During the interval I popped my head around the corner where Lindsay Hannon's vocal protégées were strutting their stuff including a certain correspondent of this blog who sang, quite charmingly, Every Time We Say Goodbye
Lance.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Lance, Thanks for the mention.
From 'she who sings charmingly'

Anonymous said...

Another Man's Daughter?

'Another Man (Done Gone)' surely?

Lance said...

Col. you are correct of course. Mama Talk to Your Daughter, which came later, somehow got confused with Another Man Done Gone or maybe it was the pre-concert visit to the Central Bar!

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