Blues Magic – Missing a Beat

Fanfare / Furrow / 28th February, 2024

Full house at Apex but it felt a little like a village hall gig.
Musicianship was top calibre but only in patches was their full ignition.

Early track, All my Love, the focus was on sheer brilliance of the keyboard player, his Liberace splayed hands moving ferociously up and down on the keys like the detached hand from the gripping horror film of the 1940’s –The Beast with Five Fingers

Too often,  Joanne’s vocal was shallow and overwhelmed. Won’t be Fooled Again was a pleasant pop style song with guitar solo in mid and end section. Diamonds in the Dirt carried more weight, a slower style ballad, but probably best of the lot was Bad Love great riffs and driving bass and the encore, Going Home which has a jazz blues guitar combo, was a fitting way to end the show.

Set List:

• In the Mood
• Keep On Lovin’ Me (Otis Rush cover)
• All My Love
• If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody (James Ray cover)
• Can’t You See What You’re Doing to Me (Albert King cover)
• Dyin’ to Know
• Wild Love
• Won’t Be Fooled Again
• Watch ’em Burn
• Diamonds in the Dirt
• Fade Away
• Runaway
• Bad Love
• Going Home
Fawkes &  J – Apex Bury St Edmunds (show date 28th February)
Post written & published 13th March 2024

Posted by: Fawkes