Well, 5 stars for the band, they are simply awesome. Superb music for an hour with genuinely interesting facts and a brief history of blues music and its development.
It lost a star because of the sound balance, the guitars (especially ‘Clapton’) are far, FAR too loud. I’m not saying they should be playing ballads, but when people around you wince during guitar solos and you leave with your ears ringing (which means they’re getting damaged) then you have a major sound problem. At times you have two singers blasting their lungs out and you just can’t hear them, let alone know what they’re singing.
The venue has a very low roof, any decent sound engineer will tell you sound needs to be clear and balanced, not (necessarily) loud and I hope this has now been sorted as it ruins what is actually a superb show!
Review by Alan.
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