…. with a right stinker of a hangover. A well earned one, though!
Music overload for me, infrequent gig-goer that I am. Fresh from an exciting road trip to see ZZ Top in London I was treated this week to untypical Londoners Alabama 3 perform in my home town at the quintessentially splendid Rock City (without the sticky floors these days, which in many ways is a bit sad).
They were awesome. Much like with the bearded Bluesmen from earlier in the month, I was really only fleetingly familiar with their material largely thanks to Rich I think – that will change though, these guys were ace. A shambolic collection of people, a shambolic collection of music styles – it should be rubbish, but it’s fooking awesome. If you get a chance to see them perform, please do yourself a favour and do so.
Enigmatic and strangely charismatic frontman D. Wayne and the unfeasibly deep-voiced Larry Love orchestrate a great show. Even if the former does have an alarming resemblence to Frank Gallagher of ‘Shameless’ fame. It was quality, I’ll be keeping an eye out on their future tour dates.
After that we hotfooted it to Tilt, which back in the day was the original site of The Cookie Club, to see Moules and Wiggins play some Blues which was also great; despite the fug of alcohol and ears ringing – it was a great opportunity to relax and chill over a few beers! So if you fancy a bit of Blues action, pop down to Tilt on a Thursday evening and check them out – you won’t regret it!