The Tabard’s Blues Night, Chiswick, 01/02/14

The first local music event of the year was again at the Tabard, and it was another “Jools-style” night, this time with variations on the Blues as a theme and, playing one tune each in turn, another three awesome bands: Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues, Krissy Matthews’ Band and Vienna Ditto.

The Tabard
The Tabard
Tabard Blues Night Bands
Tonight!
The Bar
The Bar before the onslaught 😉

Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues are Tabard regulars and were the first to go on. They offer a more traditional interpretation of the Blues, with an abundance of uptempo songs, harmonica, and LOTS of awesome groove. We filled the room every time it was their turn, and started tapping our feet to their tunes with a big smile as soon as they began playing.

Unruly Blues
Tuning up before the gig
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Chatting between sets
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell’s Unruly Blues
Son Maxwell's Unruly Blues
The crowded room enjoyed the Blues!

Vienna Ditto and her wizard guitarist had us enthralled by her voice and the array of special effects that made the duo sound like they were an entire band! Their take on the Blues tends to be more modern and electronic, while keeping a firm grip on the soul of the genre, and is extremely enjoyable.

Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto’s corner is all set up
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Vienna Ditto
Everybody’s bopping along to Vienna’s songs

Krissy Matthews’ Band were the rock gods of the evening. They hit us with a wall of sound more reminiscent of  harder and heavier styles of music, despite not losing sight of their roots, and had the moves as well. At more than one stage I had the urge to headbang! Is that wrong or right? You tell me! What I can say for sure is that I loved what I was hearing.

Krissy Matthews Band
All set up, chilling out before the gig
Krissy Matthews Band
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews Band
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews Band
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews Band
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews Band
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews Band
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews
Krissy Matthews’ Band
Krissy Matthews Band
The audience are in awe

I only have one question now – sowhensthenextoneguyspleasepleaseplease?? 😀

Gig list
The gig list

Links

http://www.unrulysun.net/sonmaxwell/son-maxwells-unruly-blues/

http://viennaditto.com/

http://krissymatthews.com/krissy/

http://www.facebook.com/thetabardpub

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