Harmonica Lewinsky [Pop / Rock, Solo Artist]
This was the second occasion it's been my pleasure to watch Harmonica Lewinsky at the Green Dragon and certainly won't be the last. The venue itself is a good old-fashioned local that, unlike many in the area, hasn't been gentrified but is cosy, friendly and intimate. The trio were absolutely brilliant, put smiles on the faces of everyone present and there was much foot-tapping and singing-along. I look forward to the next time.
PennyMonday 29 January 2018
Thanks for those kind words, glad you enjoyed the gig!
Brilliant night at the Brewery Tap. (Long may it survive).
And long may Harmonica Lewinsky and his musical colleagues survive.
Chas and Dave's Margate had the whole pub rockin' and almost rollin,
The mixture of Cockney and Elvis (Costello and Presley) went down a treat.
A great night was had by all.
JohnnyK.Tuesday 12 December 2017
Dear Johnny, your triple Clubcard points are in the post! Happy winterval!
Last night I met up with some pals down at the very hospitable Mermaid Inn to check out the latest musical venture of the great Harmonica Lewinsky.
We’ve always been highly entertained by his music hall/cockney act and indeed his harmony pop/rock band, the Philistans, but this was to be something of a completely different flavour – a country/ western swing experience!
Launching into ‘Glendale Train’, Lewinsky and his band, The Highway Patrol, soon had the place rocking. The sound of finger pickin’ Dzal Martin’s Telecaster was the perfect accompaniment and upright bass player Ewan Penkey’s rhythm proved that no drummer was required.
As well as rockers such as ‘Panama Red’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and the brilliant tongue-twisting ‘Hot Rod Lincoln’, Lewinsky and the boys were also able to deliver truly 'hurtin' & heartbreaking' melancholy classics such as Warren Zevon’s ‘Carmelita’ and Kenny Rogers’ ‘Ruby’.
Their touching version of Commander Cody’s ‘Seeds & Stems Blues’, featuring the wonderful pedal-steel guitar playing of John Davis, (who had been impeccable all evening) had me almost crying into my pretzels.
Personality and humour has always been an important part of Harmonica Lewinsky’s act and, with his usual banter and rapport, he certainly didn’t let us down. We particularly enjoyed the tongue-in cheek ‘All My Exes Live in Texas’.
Thanks for a great night, boys – we look forward to the next time.Thursday 16 November 2017
Thanks for swinging by, pilgrim!
Just recently, the wife and I settled down to watch Harmonica Lewinsky at the Owlsworld tent at the Rickmansworth Canal Festival.
Ha ha; bloody hell :-D Now, *there's* someone successfully mining the music hall/rockney/Americana/Tottenham-to-Hemel mash-up seam, with a guitar, a box of harmonicas and a flat cap his only tools; there’s not many of his kind left these days. Top marks also for his stage persona—that of a man so used to hostile audiences that's he's willing to create one for himself if necessary :-D—which made for an inordinately entertaining hour. The wife and I even danced a bit: we were meant to do a conga, but instead we did a messy foxtrot to “My Old Man’s a Dustman” because, when in Rome, you’ve got to have a right old proper cockney knees up. Or something.
Very enjoyable indeed.Thursday 25 May 2017
Hello sir, thank you for your review, glad you had a good time. Please send my best wishes to the wife!
Thanks Phil A great evening at Tring Conservative Club the joint was really having a cockney knees up, with everyone enjoying themselves can recommend this act to any venue well done
RitaSunday 25 September 2016
Hi rita, thanks!