Thursday, March 18, 2010

Eric Bell trio + Taste @ Trabendo, Paris March 17th 2010

Eric Bell trio @ Trabendo, Paris March 17th 2010
St Patrick's day
Today is St Patrick's day, blues-rock extravaganza @ Trabendo in Paris.
Eric Bell ( former Thin Lizzy ), Pat McManus ( ex-Mama's Boys), Taste & Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) are in town.
Eric Bell the first guitar player of Irish legend rock band Thin Lizzy and one of Patrice's favorite band is opening this festival of blues-rock.
45 Min set of classic blues rock with songs talking about squeezing someone's lemon... you know what I mean !
Lots of bluesy licks like the way we like them, a perfect starter for this long evening.
The show couldn't be complete without the song that made Thin Lizzy famous at the beginning of their career "Whiskey in a jar" here on video
" Whiskey in a Jar":

Irish Band TASTE is next , yes that the Taste in which legendary Irish guitar player Rory Gallagher played in at the beginning of his career in 1967.
I don't know why they call themselves Taste as there's only the drummer left from this trio: Mr John Wilson.
Blues-rock once again with a tribute to the late Rory Gallagher, they're playing original songs by Taste and Rory ( "Messing with the Kid"... )
John Wilson is a great drummer but he's overplaying on all the songs, would be great for Jazz-rock but not the best for a blues rock combo.
The bass player really sounds like Rory on vocals.
Good hour set for this "cover" band.

Next is Pat McManus with guest Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash.
review online now.