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Friday Oct 6th Uncle Buck Featuring Katie Bradley 9pm.


Review from Blues in Britain of our Bullfrog Blues Dockyard Club gig 6 April 2017Despite all their vast experience and undoubted pedigree, the band, Nick Hyde, guitar & vocals, Russ Brown, bass guitar & vocals, Simon Callow, keyboards & vocals, Peter Miles, drums & percussion, and John Lancaster, keyboards & vocals, were completely new to me. At one end of the musical spectrum there are new young bands to excite, and predict great futures, whilst at the other comes the glorious opportunity to savour the finely honed talents of veterans still bewitched by and in love with their craft.Tonight of course it was the latter, with a mouth-wateringly mellifluous melange, in Nicks own words taking you on a trip around the American soundscape from Detroit to New Orleans taking in Chicago and Memphis

“Pigs” a short instrumental limbered them up before the first highlight, the swinging and Soulful “Take Me To The River” showcasing Nicks great powerful metallic vocal timbre. Bobby Blands ballad like treatment of “Treat A Dog” up next, before “one for the ladies “It Aint Easy” a superb slab of Soulful Blues from Paul Carrack. The ebullient and personable front man told us of his love for Johnny Guitar Watson and in tribute to the recently deceased Lonnie Brooks, delivered a wonderful rendition of” Real Mother For Ya” with harmonious backing vocals underpinning a lead vocal redolent of the legendary larynx of Nicky Moore.Allen Toussaint is another great influence and “Yes We Can” was graced with some fine ensemble playing especially from the twin keyboards. More splendid harmony vocals on “Whole Enchilada”  recently covered by Keb Mo before another Allen Tousint, by way of Little Feat, On Your Way Down” was enthusiastically received by the entranced crowd.

“Digging on JB” was a stonking slab of funky Soul in tribute to James Brown before Nicks stinging and biting guitar work as he “Rocked our pants of”” with “Last Two Dollars”, sadly inspired by a casino in Blackpool and not Las Vegas! Sadly no CDs on sale at the break either and another tasty instrumental got us restarted before another Keb Mo inspired “Rita””.I Dont Want Your Love” featured a superb orchestral sounding backdrop from those twin keyboards before some equally great solo work on the anthemic “I Come In Peace” a la Joe Cocker. More light and shade and rich variety from Sam and Dave before a terrific “Pouring Water On A Drowning Man” for me best associated with Malford Milligan. Well-orchestrated and presented throughout, a fine a capella vocal intro to “Paying The Cost” preceded a special treat with Harp maestro Dave Raphael guesting with the band on the closing Poison In The Well” Stevie Winwoods” Roll With It” provided a fine and well merited encore with a tribute to BB King.

A Soulful marinade of Blues, Jazz and Funk tinged material drawn from some of the forgotten greats and with a deceptive amount of love and care as to the choice of songs. No mere exercise in nostalgia though as the band infuse the material with their own vibrancy and passion bringing the music alive as it should be heard. The sum being even greater than the considerable parts. The only disappointment on the night was not being able to take home a souvenir in the shape of a CD to celebrate a fine nights entertainment.
Bob Chaffeysa


Some very hot reviews indeed.


Uncle Buck…..a.great great band. Mike Vernon, Producer (Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Rod Stewart, Muddy Waters, Johnny  Guitar Watson, Dr.Feelgood, Freddie King)

Uncle Buck take you on a musical trip across America — makes you want to delve into your record collection again . Highly recommended to all music lovers .
Bob Bonsey – Blues Matters Magazine

“What a truly inspiring band! 
Pete Feenstra – Promoter Stormy Monday Club Bulls Head, Real Music Live, Boom Boom Club

“It doesn’t get much better than this.  Great songs, great playing, great band!”
Rex Everett – Basingstoke Blues Club

“This is a great, (let me repeat this) great band!”
Lamb Bristow singer from Star Chicago Rhythm & Blues Revue


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Hill Park Memorial Working Mens Club 78 Highlands Road Fareham.

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