The Blues Issue play ‘ten-handed, twelve barrelled, rockin’ blues’ at The Rose & Crown Tavern from 8.45 pm tonight (Saturday November 22nd).
The five chaps who comprise The Blues Issue certainly aren’t a bunch of shrinking violets. Their set scorches from skiffly roots through funky beats to stormy electric blues/rock.
The slippin’n’slidin’ bass and drums, twin guitar trickery, howling harmonica all offering sterling support to Steve’s soulful vocal stylings.
Some forty years ago, a teenage Steve was sneaking onto Worthing Pier to watch Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack and to fall in love with the Blues. In 2010 things came full circle when Steve led The Blues Issue playing a sizzling set as support to that same band – and as several witnesses insist – blow the headliner clean off the stage!
The Blues Issue are Steve Lambden (leader, singer and guitarist), Tony Smith (harpist), Matt Greenfield (drummer), Nodd McDonagh (bassist) and Glen MacPheat (singer and guitarist).
The Rose & Crown Tavern is at 169-173 Montague Street, Worthing.