The Butchers Arms, Chipping Barnet [Live Music Pub]
The Beatin'Hearts on Sat 31st Jan 2015
Great gig last night guys, hope to see you again soon Joe
Sun 1st Feb 2015
Reply from The Beatin'Hearts:
Hey Joe,Thanks for the kind words, good to meet you last night.We are back at The Misty Moon in November, hope to see you then.The Beatin'Hearts
They're Somethin' Else Somethin' Else! on Sat 17th Jan 2015
Somethin' Else are the kind of band who attract their peers to gigs. And boy, were there a whole gaggle of top performers at the Misty Moon to hear the tight musicianship of this five-piece rock 'n roll act.
Alan Warner (of Foundations fame), Brian Connell (the Runner Brothers), Phil Leiwy (Philistans) and Colin Dean (Southern Cross) all ventured out on a very cold night to see this mature group of rockers. And what a great night we all had as Somethin' Else were in blistering form. It was great to hear an entire evening of instantly familiar tunes, ones that have been played over and over again on the radio for more than 50 years.
This quintet of rockers kicked off with a lively rendition of Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" before tackling Johnny Cash's country rock classic "Folsom Prison Blues".
Laurence Bird plays a mean old rock 'n roll guitar and he took on vocal duties on another Chuck Berry favourite "Sweet Little Sixteen". Poor Laurence had to perform sitting down all night as he had a bad foot.
Main lead vocalist is Kenny Holbrook who plays a specially tuned guitar and he delivered with panache numbers like Frankie Ford's Sea Cruise and Bill Haley's 1954 classic Rock Around The Clock.
Somethin' Else are lucky to have Darryl West whose offerings on lead and steel-type guitars were truly outstanding. Darryl's solos on Elvis's rockabilly standard That's Alright Mama and Fats Domino's Jambalaya were highly enjoyable.
Completing the line-up at the Misty Moonwere regular bass man Alan Rose and dep drummer Dave (never did find out his surname).
The second set contained many more rock 'n roll and rockabilly classics including Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't" and a great version of the Marvelletes' "Please Mr Postman" (which was later covered by the Beatles). The latter featured some great harmony effects courtesy of Kenny's magic box of tricks.
There was even a third set and the band performed a rocking version of Big Joe Turner's swing song "Flip Flop And Fly"; and, highly appropriately, Eddie Cochran's great rocker "Somethin' Else".
With so many musicians in the audience it was no surprise that the band asked Alan Warner to appear with them on a rousing interpretation of Chuck Berry's "The Promised Land".
This talented team of rockers are really worth catching next time they are at a pub near you.
Colin Fenn, DJ, journalist
Fri 20th Feb 2015
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