Archive for March 2012

Roadhouse Live At The Broadstairs Blues Bash (Festival) – 17/2/2012

It was great to be invited back to play at this great festival for the 2nd year running. Once more we were allocated the largest of the pub venues The Wrotham Arms, for our appearance on the festivals opening night. It was great to see the Landlady Jackie again. I must say a massive thanks to Geoff and all the lads who came down from the Beaverwood in Chislehurst, who helped make this happen.

The Girls just after coming off stage at this years Skegness Festival

Last years crowd was so rammed in that the people could not get to the toilets or the bar. Numbers were down a little this year, so the beers were flowing. It was still a terrific crowd and I love playing this festival as the people are literally on stage with you, the crowd starting just behind the monitors……

We played a very nice ‘Dark Angel’ and Rogers Drum solo in ‘Voodoo Queen’ was fantastic. At the end the crowd would not let the band stop playing as the encores went on and on. In the end it was a hard driving version of ‘ Working Class Gospel Drinking Blues’, that sent everyone happily on thir way home.
Wouldn’t it be great if we made it 3 in a row next year.
Thank you Geoff
 Keep on rocking

Roadhouse Live at the Malt Shovel – Northampton – 15/2/2012

Our first gig at the famous Wednesday night live music sessions at the Malt Shovel. Mike has been running these for years and every major name on the circuit seems to be playing this great venue.

The space restictions meant that ot monitors had to be at the side and behind us and this lead to a few faux pas and dropping of the proverbial ball. All were guilty, but my personal fave was Danny’s  ‘ jazz’ intro to the Lying Game.  However, this makes it sound like it was a bad gig and this really was not the case. There was a real energy to the Band and the second set was once more on fire. The pub has a big Wednesday night audience which we unusually augmented with over 20 people who were running a JAKS/Skegness ‘reunion’. A big thanks to them and their cheers drove the band on.

'Danny's coming to getcha'

We alienated 4or 5 of the venues Blues ‘Nazis’, but the rest of the crowd were with us big time and it was comfortably into ‘Voodoo Queen’ and the encore ‘Preacher Man’. A massive thanks to Jim Soars out Publicist who helped us get this gig and came down and gave his support. Also to the 20 or so Roadhouse supporters who travelled over a wide range of distances to give us their support on a Wednesday night in Northampton. Much respect, we keep on rocking because of you.

We should be back here next year