FULL HOUSE PERFORMS
Friday 26 August 2022
Pendle Hippodrome 11.00 – 12.00
There’s a county blues, Mississippi Delta and bluegrass air about the song writing style of big-voiced Scottish blues singer and guitarist Andrew Robert Eustace.
As just about every rock fan worth his blues-soul salt knows, Frankie Miller’s devastating but fortunately not life ending brain haemorrhage in 1994 put paid to any further recording, performing or acting.
But his songs are still as alive and well today as the great Scot himself is, delivered by a band – Ray Minhinnett (guitar, slide, vocals), Steve Simpson (guitars, vocals), Gregor McGregor (lead vocals), Terry "Tex" Comer (bass, vocals), Andy Golden (drums) – that love the songs as much as the fans.
You cannot go wrong with a set that opens with the rock 'n' feel good number 'Be Good to Yourself' and continues through a host of classic Frankie Miller cuts including 'Down the Honkytonk' and obligatory sing-a-long brace of 'Darlin’' and 'Fool For You Baby' as well as a crowd demanded second encore that led to an impromptu rendition of Miller’s famous cover of Dougie MacLean’s Scottish anthem, 'Caledonia.'
There is also a couple of songs from recent album Frankie Miller’s Double Take (a beautifully conceived double albums worth of remastered Frankie Miller demos and rarities featuring the voice of Miller in new vocal duet with Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart and a host of other major names), including the bass pulsing 'Blackmail,' which Miller originally recorded with Joe Walsh shortly before his illness.