its a ‘hoedown’ special in the Lounge this time around.
A night of raw dirty blues with HUBCAP, a psychedelic blues duo.. HOWLIN MAT and his flaming hot blues guitars.. SLIM JIM playing blues from the north hills of Mississippi..
Foot stomping, Kick thumping raw blues….
The venue had been cleared of its tables and chairs and the stage was set for the first Chickenhead Lounge of 2016..
Opening the show Leicesters own Tony Alles, 30 minutes of jazz infused blues, just one man with his voice and guitar. Playing his new ‘Epiphone’ Tony took us through some great songs some sounding like T Bone Walker but stamped with his own unique style..
Next up Slim Jim blues, ex OCR boys 2bad Jim and Slim Williams now back playing stripped down dirty blues and classics from the north hills of Mississippi, R L style..
Rounding of the night a ripping up the dance floor, The Highway Junkies, Derbys finest Americana bar room stompers. Twin lead guitars, pounding bass and top drumming all covered in great vocal harmonies. Songs to make you dance, songs to make you drink and songs to make you stamp you feet and holler.. What a great band.
Next Chickenhead Lounge Friday 15th April
The first Chickenhead Lounge of 2016 kicks of down at The Musician Leicester on Friday 22nd January..Opening the show local bluesman ‘Tony Alles’, this guy is a great guitar player with a mean blues voice. From the ashes of your hosts OCR we bring you ‘Slim JIm’, a 2 piece guitar and drums combo serving up north hills Mississippi music with classic blues and original songs on the side..
‘Highway Junkies’, This Notts based 4 piece make their first appearance in The Lounge and will be will rounding off the night.with their Americana bar room stomp.
Opening our Summer show are local act ‘The Hardy Band’, new to the scene but already making a name on the Americana circuit with their Country, Folk and Bluegrass inspired songs. Its a first time in the Lounge for this 5 piece outfit but we have a feeling it won’t be the last.
Next up we have ‘Magic Car’, now playing as a 3 piece and serving up plates full of original Americana. Based just up the M1 in Notts these guys are signed to ‘Tiny Dog Records’. Both the bands albums have been well received with Radio 2s Bob Harris giving them high praise and air play.
Rounding off the night, your host OCR. Its a set full of the sounds and grooves from those north hills of Mississippi. Its blues that never went to Chicago..