Well, caught up with Hamilton Loomis at Guisborough RnB Club's festival on Sunday night and they guys were in great form, as if that was in doubt, despite a rapid stage change-over that almost overlooked the harp stand. This time round, he's brought his American band over, kent on bass and Ryan on drums, but not Stratton Doyle on sax/keys; sorry I missed the guy's name.
So, what did we get? Well, we didn't get the Bo Diddley tribute, probably due to reduced time (though he did run 20 minutes over...), nor did we get the guitar/sax dual of "cheesiness". However, we did get 4 new songs from a forthcoming new album with Autumn release, and sounding pretty sharp. These were set round songs featured on the recent DVD, including the sing-a-long No, No, No and Guisborough favourite Bow Wow
Ham-bone is one of those guys, just lights a place up as soon as he's on stage and pretty soon had Guisborough going: the ceiling at the venue is too low even for him to do his customary table walk, but he walked out twice among the crowd; even when they were up dancing.
Had a brief chat with him afterwards, such a cool guy; keep an eye out for new album coming out hopefully to coincide with a UK and Europe tour in October; that's if you miss the one's below:-
9/5/12 SPIRIT OF 66 VerviersBELGIUM -- 8:30pm
10/5/12 CC DE STEIGER Menen BELGIUM -- 8:30pm
11/5/12 MUSIC NIGHTS SERIES SUNBURY CRICKET CLUB Sunbury-on-Thames ENGLAND -- 9pm
12/5/12 BEAUFORT THEATRE & BALLROOM Blaenau Gwent SOUTH WALES
13/5/12 DART MUSIC FESTIVAL Dartmouth ENGLAND -- 9pm - 10:30pm
14/5/12 FAMOUS MONDAY BLUES THE BULLINGDON, Oxford ENGLAND 9:30pm
16/5/12 THE JAMHOUSE Birmingham ENGLAND 9pm
17/5/12 MILLERS SNOOKER CLUB Kirkby-in-Ashfield ENGLAND 9:30pm
18/5/12 BOARHUNT BLUES North Boarhunt, Hamps ENGLAND 9pm
19/5/12 THE RETREAT Bocking, Essex ENGLAND 9pm
20/5/12 THE STATION HOTEL - SWINTON Swinton, S Yorks ENGLAND 3:30pm
23/5/12 HERZOG ERNST Celle GERMANY -- 8pm
24/5/12 HERZOG ERNST Celle GERMANY -- 8pm
26/5/12 FüRTHER NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL Fürth GERMANY -- 7:30pm - 9pm
(Stage times approximate.)
All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........