NEWS & VIEWS
DR FEELGOOD AND NINE BELOW ZERO, LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY 14/11/14 SHORT REVIEW
16/11/14The last time this two band bill played the Assembly back in 2011 it was it was my gig of the year and they have gone and just about done it again.
Both bands are classic 4 piece, all action line-ups with dynamic guitar work, rock solid rhythm sections, the distinctive sound of the harmonica and top R & B numbers and the Assembly was rocking from the start of the night to the last notes of the Dr Feelgood set.
Nine Below Zero were first up on this night of high energy R & B with crackers like the frantic paced ‘Tore Down’, the bluesy ‘Ridin’ on the L&N’ with it’s fabulous steam train style harmonica intro and bouncing covers ‘Rockin’ Robin’, ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ and ‘Wooly Bully’.
Dr Feelgood with of course local boy Steve Walwyn on guitar exploded on stage with ‘All through the City’ and proceeded to turn up the heat even higher, classic after classic as they rocked through the likes of ‘Baby Jane’, ‘Milk and Alcohol’, ‘Back in the Night’ and ‘She Does It Right’.
Vocalist Robert Kane is for me one of the best front men around, a true force of nature who never stops moving and he also has a fabulous R & B vocal style and Mr Walwyn as always knocked them dead on the six string.
Finishing in pulsating style with ‘Going Back Home’ and ‘Gimme One More Shot’ this was as close to a perfect night of R & B as you could ask for, not a dull moment in either set, outstanding musicianship, quality sound, ageless tunes, a pumped up crowd and plenty of fun.