The support tonight is from Micky Moody. Whitesnake, Hammersmith Odeon, 28th May 1981 was my first ever gig and so it was interesting to see Mr Moody again some 34 years later. He hasn’t aged a bit with the same moustache, big hat and amazing blues licks. He is joined on stage by Ali Maas on vocals who has one of those classic female blues voices in the Joplin mould. A great albeit short set by them with a nice segue into Lovehunter at one stage brought back memories of 1981 all over again.
Onto the main man, the statuesque Eugene Hideaway Bridges. He’s a giant of a man but possesses a magnificently full ranged voice and he is also an impressive guitarist. I have been a fan for a while with many of this albums but never seen him live.
Tonight is a run through of all styles of the blues showcasing all of Bridges influences during his life. Its classic stuff and he’s supported by a great rhythm section and Mr Moody re-joins him on stage for a few numbers too.
Blues is the heart and soul and the birth of most types of music that has followed it but it’s great to hear it played tonight in its most authentic style. A consistently good show, all killer no filler with no obvious highlight but the twin guitar sound when Moody comes on stage is one that can’t be beat.
A great way to end the year with 2016 already looking like another good year for live music. Keep on rockin y’all.