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McCULLOUGH’S THE FAMOUS MONDAY LIVE PRESENTS
MONDAY 20 MAY 2019
NON STOP SWAMP ROCK
All the great hits!
GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL - SKEGNESS - DECEMBER 2017
This band was like a breath of fresh air. Finishing off the evening festival after Irish Band Dervish was the incredible Clearwater Creedence Revival. I was transported back to my youth. They had the full audience singing along. Finishing off with the classic Have you ever Seen The Rain, Without doubt the highlight of the festival.
UNDER THE BRIDGE, CHELSEA, LONDON - JANUARY 2018
The band took us on a melodic and spirited romp through the Fogerty songbook and related material. The lead singer plays the rhythm guitar and gives these full-blooded jukebox hits full throttle whilst the lead guitar lines are played by his axe partner, so the visual dynamic is a tad different from what you will see on any footage of the source group. There were plenty of spontaneous singalong moments, it being hard to resist the choruses of Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Bad Moon Rising, opener Proud Mary, the choppy swamp rock of Green River. I was pleased they included Fortunate Son and the propulsive Run Through The Jungle – puffing harp break and all, but maybe the best received song was the old folk tune Cottonfields. Every member of this crew plays the numbers with a crisp style that reeks of experience but moreover love. Born On The Bayou captured the classic CCR voodoo vibe. No pseudo Yankee chat, just the songs delivered with a friendly relish.
GIANTS OF ROCK
26-28 January 2018 Minehead, England
Words: TK Smith
It’s exciting when a music festival actually lives up to its name. GIANTS OF ROCK, a three-day event, in Minehead, England, did just that. Billed as an adult getaway, the festival drew from England’s rich Rock royalty. Leading the charge were headliners FM, Magnum, Hawkwind and Nazareth but also included legacy acts Curved Air, Chicken Shack, Clearwater Creedence Revival, Slade and Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash among others. Two main stages and staggered time slots allowed attendees to pick and choose which bands to see throughout the day and evening.
The 2018 Weekend Lineup:
Friday: FM, Curved Air, Magnum, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, The Brew, Those Damn Crows. Jaks (club stage) Ethyrfield, Scarlet Castles, Kikamora, JoanOvArc.
Saturday: Clearwater Creedence Revival, John Verity (ex-Argent), Marc O’Reilly, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Fran Cosmos (ex-Boston), The Hiding Magpies, Rews, Hawkwind, Uriah Heep, Bobby Kimball (ex-Toto), Stray. Jaks (club stage) Straightshooter, Departed, Hell’s Gazelles, Piston.
Sunday: Kilit, Roscoe Levee & Walrus, Chantel McGregor, Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack, Larry Carlton, Limehouse Lizzy, Big Country, Deborah Bonham, Slade, Snakecharmer, Nazareth, Bon Performs AC/DC Powerage, Jaks (club stage) Black Whiskey, Mohawk Radio, Anonymous, Tear It Down.
SATURDAY had its many high points and couple lows. The surprise of the day was Clearwater Creedence Revival, a band led by powerhouse singer Peter Barton. At half past noon, the joint was packed to the rafters as the band played a range of material from the CCR catalog including many of their big hits. What an amazing gig...
GIANTS OF ROCK
Saturday 27 January 2018 Minehead, England
The second day starts on the Reds Stage with a great little band to kick out the cobwebs. I say "little" but the place is rammed so tightly door staff have been forced to implement a "one in, one out" policy. Amiable Country Rock isn't a bad way to get your mojo working on a windy Saturday afternoon, and Clearwater Creedence Revival do themselves "Proud" ('...Mary'). The vocalist is a big, bearded fella with a lovely, gravelly voice and he guides us through some classic Country stylings and soothes many a hungover head. 'Bad Moon Rising', 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' and 'I Put A Spell On You', amongst others, make not being able to get to the bar more bearable, and in a world seemingly overrun with Creedence bands, this lot can hold their heads high above the rest.
Saturday 10th March 2018
LEGENDS OF THE SIXTIES FESTIVALl, SKEGNESS
I have just got home from the Legends of the 60s Festival at the weekend at butlins you and CCR did a brilliant set you still have the best Rock /Blues voice in the business. Sheer Class.
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