The Wandering Hearts Live at G Live, Guildford ****

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 Hard-working The Wandering Hearts are not content to be the high profile support act of Ward Thomas. On a mission to promote the deluxe version of their debut Wild Silence album they’re fitting in record store appearances all over the country to coincide with the Ward Thomas dates. BOON caught the award-winning Hearts at the recent Ward Thomas gig in Guildford. This is the first tour since the departure of Tim Prottey-Jones from the group. The Hearts played a fabulous half-hour set with vocalists Tara, Chess and AJ supported by guitarist Jack and double bassist Lee Campbell. The group began with Fire & Water and changed up the ending. Til The Day I Die saw AJ on lead vocals and … Continue reading The Wandering Hearts Live at G Live, Guildford ****

The Derek Nash Band. Some Kinda Wonderful, Wilfred Noyce Centre Godalming ****

MARCH 1, 2019 Derek Nash, one of the most highly regarded saxophone players in the UK and leading member of Jools Holland’s band, brought his group of top session musicians to give his “Some Kinda Wonderful” show to an enthusiastic audience. The band featured veteran vocalist Noel McCalla, former singer of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, with original Manfred’s singer and local celebrity Paul Jones in the audience. Signed, Sealed, Delivered opened the show, and it was instantly apparent this is no tribute band. This was an evening of Stevie Wonder songs performed by some of the UK’s top musicians in their own style. McCalla’s soulful voice and powerful delivery shone through … Continue reading The Derek Nash Band. Some Kinda Wonderful, Wilfred Noyce Centre Godalming ****

King King – Live in London **** Review

MARCH 4, 2019 The show at London’s Koko got off to a storming start with the whirling dynamo that is Sari Schorr giving one of her trademark dynamic performances. Backed by her four-piece band Schorr warmed up the crowd for her Manhaton Recordslabel-mates. The atmosphere was charged and the merch table had done brisk business, looking at the number of audience members freshly adorned with King King tees. King King’s walk on music was AC/CD’s “Highway to Hell”, the crowd knew it and were singing along in anticipation. When the band strutted onto the stage singer/guitarist Alan Nimmo pumped his fists and led the audience in the singalong. “Hello London, … Continue reading King King – Live in London **** Review