From: Bottleneck Blues Club [bookings_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]

Sent: 05 November 2016 13:28

Subject: Upcoming Show Tuesday 29th November


Dear All


Many thanks to all who came to see Wes Weston and his Bluesonics last week, here is a review:


"West Weston and his band the Bluesonics has, over the years, played at the club more times than any other band and going by Tuesday night's display I can understand why! They are class outfit at the top of their game.  None more so than West Weston himself - showman, entertainer, great singer and probably one of the best harmonica players in the country. With great support from his rhythm section of Mike Thorne on drums, Orlando Shearer on bass, and with a guitarist as good as Paul Garner, they couldn't fail!  If you were to close your eyes, you could be in Chicago in the fifties - the sounds of Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim and Little water coming out of the sound system; slow blues, rocking blues and even a touch of funky blues.  I always thought no-one could improve on Georgie Fame's version of Parchment farm, however, I was wrong having heard it played on a harmonica with a slight reggae beat. Old songs, blues songs all brought up to date and played by a first-class band - West Weston and his band are the nuts! They proved it again in the great support that was shown by the blues fans who travel from all over Kent to be at the Bottleneck on a Tuesday night.  Please keep supporting live music."


For this month we have a debut act, The Mighty Boss Cats, a band I have personally known for a long time.  Essentially led by two founders, one being Richard Townend a prolific songwriter having had many nominations in the Blues Awards and a superb guitarist covering many styles and the other, Terry Hiscock, another writer of brilliant songs and also a superb guitarist.  Terry had a taste of fame with 'Hunters Musket' who had a hit single.  These guys head up a band comprising top-notch musicians, some of whom I have played with at some stage or the other, so can certainly vouch for them.  The style is definitely of the Chris Rea, Dire Straights, feel with some superb guitar work, including superlative slide guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals and a great rhythm section.  A quality entertainment evening guaranteed.    


Tickets ?12.00, pay on the door.   Bookings to me at the return email address.  Doors open 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm.  Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, location map etc., available at


So, that's The Mighty Boss Cats appearing on Tuesday 29th November.


Please do support.


Richard Dobney

Bottleneck Blues Club