Topic: Lewis Hamilton & the Boogie Brothers
Don't know if these have their own thread yet - everytime I search I get some Forumla 1 driver - I expect a certain young Scottish guitar player hasn't heard that one before.
Anyway, just seen them for the second time over the week-end, so though it was about time they had a thread to themselves.
So Lewis Hamilton & The Boogie Brothers; playing at Hartlepool's Camerons Club on what hopefully is becoming a more frequent excursion down from Scotland. This time I was able to see Lewis' fingers of rubber and magic throttling his way through a couple of Telecasters in that barnstorming style he has, as well a very good command of slide guitar work. Once again, making the power-trio is Nick on Bass & Santa behind the drums – and these guys know their business, make no mistake; Santa's drumming is set at boiling point and a couple of times he boiled over into a pair of blistering solos. The set, again, split over two 45 minute sessions were an eclectic mix of the self-penned kicking off with Gambling Machine and Empty Roads and standards, with a couple of left-field covers to add character. Yes, you get your Hendrix (Red House)and Freddie King, Deep Purple (Black Night) and Ray Charles freshen things up, but a rapid-fire Johnny Cash cover (Fulsom Prison Blues) comes in like a shot of Tabasco. If Luther Perkins played it this fast, his fingers would ignite!
These guys have a great range in their tastes which comes over in the show - from power blues to something with a country edge (and Country is just Blues with "twang") - even a little jazz creeps in, when Lewis isn't looking. What you got is a band who love music, love an audience, love playing and make sure you leave well-boogied (and hopefully with a CD or two). Well worth seeing when they travel.