HALF MEAL TICKET Live in Staines

Meal Ticket were a country rock band that played the London pub circuit in the late 1970s. The Canadian performer Rick Jones wrote many of their songs. Steve Simpson and Willy Finlayson played guitars (plus additional instruments ) in the original squad and are still going strong — now performing together in the band-project known…

KAT & CO live at Staines Riverside Club

KAT & CO introduce their audience to an expressive musical style… reminiscent of the Blues tradition — for example, they employ cigar box guitar, washboard, shakers etc — but they also focus on the gradual transition of the blues by developing something that is far more sophisticated and is, very obviously, ‘night-club ready.’ Their songs…

Boogie Band with a Rich Warm Sound

Sunset Boulevard is a six-part dance-band consisting of bass, drums, keyboards, guitar/vocals and twin-saxophones. The band members have played with artists as diverse as ‘Van Morrison’ to ‘Chas and Dave.’ We saw the London-based group play live this week at the admirable Staines Riverside Club. It was a wet Bonfire Night and the venue was…

Half a Meal Ticket — Live in Staines

Meal Ticket were a country rock band that played the London pub circuit in 1970’s. The Canadian performer Rick Jones wrote many of their songs. Steve Simpson and Willy Finlayson played guitars (plus additional instruments ) in the original band. Now the two famous guitarists play local venues as a trio named (understandably) “Half a…