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Upton Blues Cruise

T. S. Blues Band on the Upton Blues Cruise, Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire
Friday, 7th October 2005

Really Excellent!!

Check out their website... www.tsbluesband.co.uk

"Don’t panic” was all that was going on in my mind as my wife and I raced to Upton Upon Severn, picking up Anna on the way and meeting Ray, Alan and Christine there. We made it just in time to board the good ship  Conwy Castle  along with 120 others for “The Blues Cruise”. It was Friday October 7th 2005 and having picked our tickets up at “The Upton Blues Festival” three months earlier we were well bloated with expectation – we were not disappointed.

TSB are well known to me and believe me they are a delight to behold Pure British Blues Nostalgia, just like we had back in the mid 60’s. To my mind their version of Hoochie Coochie Man has become their anthem and set the crowd rockin’ in the first set along with other 60’s style numbers namely All Your Love, Hi-heel Sneakers, Crossroads, Statesborough Blues and Reconsider Baby. God only knows what the original artists would have thought but this is the style I grew up with and it’s still turning me on!

Steve and Jamie’s duelling Gibson and Fender  guitars were wild with sound,  pitch and tone - leading each other to higher levels - jamming that was truly splendid.

The second set featured the fabulous T Bone Shuffle, Stormy Monday, Slow Down, Hey Bo Diddley (must be seen to be believed), Not Fade Away, It’s All Over Now and many others that made it "A Night to Remember". Unlike the Titanic we made it safely back having visited Worcester, Tewkesbury and back to Upton but like everyone else I was oblivious to the journey -  reliving my youth in a time warp that was the Birmingham Blues scene.

Steve Wosket


And finally a rare photo of Alan...

Thanks to the organisers of the Upton Blues Cruise - a real success!

Don't forget to check out the Upton Blues Festival website

2006 Festival Dates: 14, 15 & 16 July 2006

If you only go to one festival next year make it this one.

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