Friday, 11 February 2011

The Blues Band at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds

Last night I went to the Apex to see my favorite band, The Blues Band.  I just love these guys and have been going to their concerts for 31 years. OM goodness that is a long time. 

Well it was a real hoot I decided to have a go and see if I could still fit into one of the old tour T-shirt, miracle with a bit of adjustment to my spare tyre yeah I'm in. Loads of people asked me about the teeshirt and my badges, even the staff!! I know I'm an old groupie, but you just can' get the groupie out of the girl no matter how old she is!!

Over the years i reckon I have been to over 40 concerts, stayed for a weekend with the band and other fans in a hotel in Grimsby, met all the band many times and know the roadie and staff that always sell the merchandise. Its a bit like a family thing. 

If any of you are old enough the lead singer is one Paul Jones who was lead singer with Manfred Mann in the 1960's. Tom McGuinness was also lead guitarist in MM. Dave Kelly is the best ever slide and acoustic player he's been in some great bands too. Base is played by Gary Fletcher who writes a mean song too. Drums are played by Rob Townsend, he's brilliant too.

If you like blues Paul Jones has a radio show on BBC R2 on Mondays at 7pm. That show has been running since the 1980's. 

This was one of the best gigs I have seen the guys play and if I died now I'd be happy.

Not much art going on here as I am still on socks. Nearly at the end of my patience with them, so the needles will be going away soon for their summer vacation.

Digging has been going on at the veg plot as we have had some good drying winds. The greenhouse has nearly been cleared out and the earth from that is put on the root crop beds.