Thursday, 14 July 2011

Boneshakers Go Off Like a Rocket at George Stephenson

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The Boneshakers had built up a head of steam for the George Stephenson gig - and it showed, because from the second they exploded onto the stage - engines at full throttle - they took off like the proverbial ROCKET!
 What an amazing show these guys put on.  The whole of the blues/rock music scene are talking about the Boneshakers - and so they should.  To steal the words of Brian Setzer's song:


THESE GUYS ARE RED HOT

With new numbers introduced to their sets like 'Call me the Breeze' and 'High Heel Sneakers', with added deep shine to their performance that made you squeeze your eyes tight shut - and extra LICKS of spit and polish to boot, these lads are glaringly sensational.

NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT FOLKS, THESE LADS ARE HITTING THE HEIGHTS IN THE
WORLD OF BLUES MUSIC
 




Russ (lead guitar and vocals) SHOOK, RATTLED AND ROLLED throughout, and, sweating like a bull at the end of a fantastic performance, said,
"Wish I'd remembered me fan!"
 So do I, Russ! 
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RUSS HIRD
Ronnie (blues harp and backing vocals) HOOTED AND HOLLERED the most amazing blues harp anyone would wish to hear.  With a great big grin on a face now devoid of that famous goatee beard, he said:
"I'm lovin' it, loving it, lovin' it!"
RONNIE SEMPLE
So are we, Ronnie! 
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When I spoke to Dave (Bass Guitar) after the gig, and I told him his performance on the bass tonight was absolutely STEAMING, he said:

"Never mind me bass steamin' - there's steam comin' oot me ears!"
DAVE HILDRETH
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Gordon CLICKETY-CLACKED in style on drums tonight, PLATFORMING superb brilliance.

"Aye, great gig, but why did I bring me mother!"
GORDON SMILES 
Well, your mam, loved every single minute of it. 

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                                       WHAT A BAND
                                      
                                       WHAT AMAZING TALENT



And if you want to see the band in action, here's some You-Tube links:
 
 5 great tracks from 4 fab guys - fast tracking to greatness

 
THE BONESHAKERS WILL BE GETTING TOGETHER AGAIN SOON - CHECK OUT THEIR FORTHCOMING GIGS ON THE ROCKINWITHTHEBONESHAKERS BLOG - RIGHT HERE  
 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Boneshakers Rockin' 4 Tilly at Rock 4 All

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They came from far and wide to Gosforth Civic Hall to see the best bands from the North East - and to support a charity gig to raise money for little Tilly, who lost her hands to the killer bug, meningitis.
Brave little Tilly's dad was there over this 3-day extravaganza to offer his thanks to all those who attended - and to answer questions about how meningitis took its toll when his lovely daughter became the victim of such a terrible disease.  Funds were being raised to help Tilly to obtain a pair of prosthetic hands.  GOOD LUCK TILLY, YOU'RE A BRAVE GIRL.


It was Saturday night and Les Routledge, the organiser of Rock 4 All and MC for the night, took the stage to introduce arguably the best blues band in the North East of England.

"And now, 4 great guys - 4 very good friends of mine -
THE BONESHAKERS!!!!!"

The crowd erupted with tumultuous applause for these four talented lads.  The stage went black, the backdrop spangled with myriad stars - and a haunting blues melody floated out from the wide etherand into the room. 

The crowd hushed with anticipation.  Shadows of Gordon flitted through the gloom as he took his place at the drums; an ethereal image of Dave emerged with his bass guitar; a glimmer of Ronnie tip-toed its way to the microphone - as the sounds of Russ's Stratocaster built up to an amazing blues crescendo.

Then the lights went up as Russ ran on stage - and the crowd went wild with delight. The band went headlong into Dust My Broom; the jet-black backdrop glittered; the Boneshakers threw magic dust into their audience's gleaming eyes: Russ let it rip on vocals.

Oh, what a night!  I've never seen an entrance like that since I saw YES explode onto the stage to music from the Firebird Suite in the 1970's!

And you can see the Boneshakers' grand entrance at Rock 4 All with great arrangements of Dust My Broom and Pride and Joy if you follow this link:
 
Russ Rockin' his Rock-n-Rollin' Socks Off
Daring Dave's Dazzling Display on Bass
                     
Relentless Ronnie on Hair-Raising Harp
Go-For-It Gordon on Gripping Drums
 This was a special night for Tilly and her family, a successful night for organiser Les Routledge - and a SENSATIONAL NIGHT for the amazing BONESHAKERS.  
Don't forget, folks, you can FOLLOW THE BAND right here on the ROCKIN' WITH THE BONESHAKERS blog.  Show your support and CLICK to FOLLOW down the right-hand side.  IT'S EASY!