Rollerburn at Newark Showground was a blast. Lots of cool bikes, cool people, roller skating and rock music. The mix of cultures really worked to create an awesome atmosphere. Motorcycle Live at the NEC, on the other hand was errr, a a bit more conventional but had some good points - like the two custom Enfields. The dirttracker co-incidentally was inspired and built by Sideburn mag, the same people behind Rollerburn. Message in there? Creativity rocks.
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Awesome Blackfoot gig at the Flowerpot, Derby last night. Last time I saw them was at the Rock and Blues custom show, forget the year.
But Charlie Hargrett and Bobby Barth were in the line-up then and it was a wonderful experience – Hargrett bouncing around the stage in his eclectic style and Barth with some impressive singing as well as his cool guitar playing. I thought he did a great job with Ricky Medlocke’s songs.
This time around, The line-up features Mike Estes and Randy Peak plus Blackfoot founder member Greg T Walker on bass as ever and Kurt Pietro on drums and tell you what, they rocked.
I was lucky enough to see Estes a couple of times earlier this year, leading his own band, Skinny Molly (brilliant gigs at The Brooke, Southampton and Long Street Blues Club, Devizes). Estes is such a laidback cool-dude of a front man. Great singer too.
And Peak? Wow, he’s simply a great guitar player – and damn good on harmonica too. Nice tribute to Shorty Medlocke!
The Flowerpot was absolutely jammed-packed. Looked like Blackfoot had as good a time as we all did. Great show…..