at Scrooby Village Hall30th June 2016
Luke Winslow-King is descended from William Brewster, one of the Pilgrim Fathers, who used to live at Scrooby Manor. Hence Luke's affection for Scrooby and how he came to play a set with his increasingly successful band in the Village Hall.
Let me say from the outset that I am a great fan of his. For me, he is one of the few who is keeping the spirit of the blues alive. You may think that strange, since his style is a mixture of different influences. However the blues is strongly at the centre of the mix and is all the stronger for being showcased in the new songs that Luke writes.
Another of the few is Jerron Paxton, who performs more traditional material, but in his own interpretations. It is no coincidence that Luke & Jerron are friends - Luke told me after the gig that Jerron has stayed with him at his home in New Orleans.
Suffice to say that they were superb! All gigs should be in a small hall like this. Luke has worked at his craft and not only sings & plays guitar well, but is a good showman too; encouraging the audience into participating with hand-clapping, singing, dancing. Yes, I got up and danced before the end. The joy of two excellent guitarists together, often both playing slide! Roberto Luti is a star in his own right, he has a lovely touch and can burn very bright, but never overdoes his solos, they fit into the song. The drumming from Benji Bohannon and bass from Brennan Andes provides a rock solid platform for the two guitars and vocals.
The best blues band in the world at present IMO. At Scrooby village hall!