Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Shake Hands with the Boneshakers

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Genre: blues/rock


Individually, we are:

            Russ Hird - Guitar and Vocals


             Ronnie Semple - Harmonica and Vocals


              Dave Hildreth - Bass Guitar   
          Mark Henderson - Drums


    
Collectively, we are:
THE BONESHAKERS


WE'RE A FOOT-TAPPIN' LIVELY ROADHOUSE BLUES BAND covering all your 'rip-your-balls-out' rockin' tunes by the likes of Jeff Healey, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  All of us have histories too long to go into but we've all played in rock, blues and rock 'n' roll bands for as long as we can remember.  Mark and Dave can even add a touch of funky soul to add to their repertoires! (You can read, 'Meet the Band Members' on this blog)
We've all done the rounds with various other bands over the years but we needed to get out teeth into something a bit 'ballsy' - and out popped THE BONESHAKERS!
We've gone for the gritty blues music none of us have done in ages.  We've only been going a few short months and already we're loving how we're sounding.  Already we're a pretty tight band.
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We're looking forward to getting our bald heads...(well Ronnie and Dave are bald, for sure - and we think that Russ and Mark might be wearing wigs!!)...hot and sweaty and play exactly the type of material we've been threatening to go back to playing for a long time.
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Every last one of us is up for it - and we're hoping to collect a few fans on the way.
So we hope to see you at one of our gigs along the way (you can view our 'Forthcoming Gigs' on this site) and hope that we can make some friends too.


Our major musical influences are Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonnamassa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Jeff Healey, ZZ Top, Rory Gallagher, Blackfoot...and more!
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The BONESHAKERS are keen supporters of local North East bands such as The Scoundrels, the Ragpickers, the Smokehouse Boys, the Gatecrashers, Lyndon Anderson Band, Bessie and the Zinc Buckets, the Bushwackers, Sticky Fingers, the Troubleshooters, the Bandits, Mojo Hand Band
...and so many more, we couldn't possibly fit them on the page!

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IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO FOLLOW THE BONESHAKERS BLOG HERE ON 'ROCKIN' WITH THE BONESHAKERS'.
All you have to do is click on 'follow', join Google if you haven't already (it costs not a dime!) and...voila! 
IT ONLY TAKES A MO'
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FOLLOW THE BONESHAKERS ON FACEBOOK TOO     


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Boneshakers Blues it at Bloozeburn

         
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They bluesed it. They rocked it. The Boneshakers were amazing.

The gig took place at the Hyem pub on Chillingham Road, Heaton.  It was Tuesday night, 'Bloozeburn' night.
It rained all night outside, but inside, the Boneshakers took the place by storm with the best blues numbers around, from Joe Bonnamassa to Rory Gallagher to Kenny Wayne Shepherd.


 
The place shook, rattled and rolled. 
It was enough to shake your bones!


But it was match night too - and the audience was in low numbers until the football finished. 
And then the crowds appeared - ten minutes before the end.  And they wanted more - and more - but alas, it was late and the room was F-F-F-FREEZING...

OK, so the room was chilly - but the music was HOT!

BLISTERING HOT!
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Band members Dave (bass) and Mark (drums) were loath to take their coats off when they arrived for the gig - and only succumbed when told they looked like a couple of nifty, fifties bin men!


Nifty fifties bin men Dave and Mark


'Braveheart' Ronnie (blues harp and vocals) said, after donating his coat to a shivering member of the audience, "Ye wimps!  This is like a summer's night in Glasgow."

Ronnie - feel that heat!




And Russ (guitar and vocals) said, "When night falls, it's dark!"

Hot quote from Russ





Fanatical followers of the Boneshakers were inventive in finding ways to keep warm.






Some like to rock it to keep warm - some like to 'chill out' under a blanket...


                   ...BUT SOME LIKE IT HOT!



And, believe me, once the Boneshakers had warmed up, the whole place was...
SET ALIGHT! with


FLAMING HOT STUFF!


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You can:
VISIT THE BONESHAKERS ON FACEBOOK
MEET MEMBERS OF THE BAND on this blog archive
VIEW FORTHCOMING GIGS on this blog archive

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LINKS TO VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE BLOOZEBURN GIG
at:
 
featuring LOVED ANOTHER WOMAN
featuring LONG GONE
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