Lee Fields & The Expression – 27th July @ Band On The Wall

Having never seen Mr Fields live before I was really looking forward to seeing this seasoned soul brother and his current band, and I’m glad to say that they did not disappoint. The groove driven opening instrumental number saw just The Expressions take to the stage already creating atmosphere for the showman. The band strike […]

Jose James – 13th April @ Band On The Wall

There was an excitement in the crowd for this sold out gig. The support from the Leeds based JD73 was impressive. Their version of the Bob James classic Nautilus was the highlight of their set but the crowd were ready for Mr James to appear. With his band (Takuya Karoda (saxophone), Solomon Dorsey (bass/vocals), Kris […]

James Hunter Six – 5th April 2013, @ Band On The Wall

This could have not been played at any better venue in Manchester, for tonight at Band On The Wall, James Hunter and his Six, really did bring a touch of nostalgia for the harked back sounds of original R N B. All what would have been needed to make this night more authentic would have […]

Cody Chesnutt – 21st March 2013 @ the Ruby Lounge

After a pleasant/mediocre support the crowd was eager for Mr Chesnutt, but on stage first walked the band. Not the group of young British session players that backed him on the Jools Holland show at the end of last year, and what we were led to expect, but a four piece of American seasoned, session/ […]