We had a great gig at the Ferry in Glasgow on Sunday as part of the Big Blues Day.
It was a great audience and I don’t think we’ve ever had so many friends at a gig.
Their support made the day for us.
One of those friends wrote a review which he published on a blog that I contribute to. Unfortunately that blog is private but I hope Malc won’t mind my sharing his piece with you.
We all thought this was great!
I went along to the Renfrew Ferry this evening to see Robert and his band Harmonica Lewinsky play as part of the Big Blues day, and it was a blast. I had intended to go along with my wife but due to a last minute hitch I was accompanied by my 18 year old Son whose musical taste starts and ends with Metallica………..he loved it !!
The band is a combination of a drummer who wouldn’t look out of place as protection for a mob boss, a guitarist who clearly hankers after the wild rock n roll lifestyle (dressed in black with a Jack Daniels shirt), a Bass player who looks like he just stepped out of a Noel Coward play and Bigrab brilliantly channelling the spirit of Lee Brilleaux. They were as tight as Duck’s rear end and their set, which included covers of Sonny Boy Williamson, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughan and a blistering rendition of Little Walter’s Boom Boom Out go the lights, kept things rolling along at a great pace. Despite Roberts self deprecating comments (“here are 7 words that have cleared many a room…..this is one of our own songs”) their own material fitted in very well with the classic covers.
Robert had a fair collection of harmonicas to choose from and by God can he blow……and suck. A very enjoyable hour long set was over in a flash and my Son and I headed home with a smile on our faces. If you get a chance to catch Harmonica Lewinsky in action I would very much recommend it. I’m sure Robert has some black genes in there somewhere.
Unfortunately I only had my phone with me, so here is a very grainy picture of the band in action: