Blues Infusion - 3rd September 2005
a band - what a night - what a club!!
When a small group of blues lovers decided
to start up a 'small' club, little did they know how successful the first
night would be.
The evening was opened by our Chairman, Mr
John Dixon, who welcomed everyone to the club, and outlined what the club's
committee were trying to achieve.
At the end of his speech, John introduced
the very first live band at the Borough Blues Club - Blues Infusion.
We deliberately chose this local band to
start the venture off, because one of the objectives of the club is to support
local rhythm and blues musicians, and we had heard some good things about
what an inspired choice this turned out to be - with a selection of songs by
the likes of BB King, Albert King, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, blues old and
not so old, it was a fantastic night.
It is no wonder that these musicians had
such good reviews at the Upton Blues Festival earlier this summer. It just
goes to show what a wealth of talent we have in the Eastern Valleys.
doors were due to open at 7.30, but by 7.15 we already had a queue. So from
then on we had a constant stream of members, and visitors who signed up for
membership on the night, and by 9.00 we closed the doors as we were full.
What really impressed us was that we had guests from other clubs, and it was
good to see friends from Blaenavon Valleyblues and from Torfaen Jazz Society.
We even had visitors from as far away as Cardiff.
It's just like going back to the
60's, when R&B was seen as the 'in thing' and it had a huge
following. Let's hope that musicians with clubs like ours can keep
this style of music in the 'up front'.
This was a fantastic start for the club, and
now we must work for an equally good night for Saturday 1st October when we
play host to the band Tin Pan Alley.