Archive for April 2011

Roadhouse At The New Inn Witney

After all the high profile shows we have done in recent months, it was our turn to do something for live music at more of  a roots level….

Martin the Landlord is a great guy and has a real passion to try and get the New Inn off the ground as a venue. However, the crowd size was  dissapointing overall and seems to be transient in it’s nature. People tend to circulate around the many watering holes of  Witney at the weekends.

However, we turned in a great performance. The whole night was made worthwhile from our perspective by the return to the group of Rachel Clark. Rachel turned in a stunning performance and is now available as member of our incredibly talented squad of female singers.

Upwards and onwards…..

Go and support live music at this great little venue. The crowds and dynamic needs to change before we consider coming back.

Thanks for your support

Gary & The Band

Roadhouse At The Famous Monday Blues Club – The Bullingdon – Oxford

It was great to be back at the legendary Philip Guy Davies big stage venue. It looked like it was going to be a little quiet, on a Monday night, but by the third number there was a good sized crowd.

Kelly was working with Mandie on the girls vocals, taking time off of her sabbatical and it was nice to see her back.

The sound though a bit seperated on stage, was according to many regular supporters one of the best live Roadhouse sounds that they have ever heard. We played well, the crowd were great and we’ve been asked to come back and play the Xmas Party…

Another win, upwards and onwards….


Roadhouse Live At The Skegness Festival 2011 – Plus Gary Boner Runs The Festival Jam

Roadhouse Live At The Skegness Festival 2011

Saturday afternoon started with the legendary Roadhouse performing live tracks taken from their new CD album “Dark Angel”, which was well received. Roadhouse have been performing at Butlins Rock n Blues weekend for the last 8 years and have attracted a loyal following, as well as performing at Glastonbury for the first time last year 2010.

This was followed by the annual jam session once again organised by Gary Boner of Roadhouse, which displayed a wealth of talent from professional and enthusiastic musicians alike. Making sure that Rock n Blues is far from being laid to rest with an abundance of new and young talent. A very popular and well attended event and an essential part of the whole weekend for many.

Andy Nisbet

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Gig Review – The Hope Tavern, Blues/Rock Club – Holton Le Moor – March 2011

Our 7th appearance at Graham’s excellent Blues Rock Club, set on a level crossing in the middle  of  ‘Nowhere’.

I’m pleased to say that our recent big stage appearance at the massive Skegness Blues & Rock festival pulled in a lot of new faces. This was the biggest gig attendance at The Hope for several months.

With Mandie singing in tandem with Sam Richards, both sets really rocked. The great thing about the warmth and intimacy of the Hope, is that you can hear the fans singing along with you (they also tell you when you get your own words wrong!). It also means that when a member of the audience goes to the gents, they have to sqeeze past the corner of the stage (So you can sing “We know what your doing”)

Two great encores, a great drum solo from Roger and Danny on good form. CD and DVD sales were strong too.

We’ve never failed to play a really good gig at the Hope, long may the tradition continue