The Boardwalk recently was voted the 4th best live venue in the world by readers of the NME and has seen some icons play there over the years including The Clash playing their first ever show (supporting the Sex Pistols no less.) Acts like Joe Cocker and Vinegar Joe with Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer were regulars there in the 60s and in more recent times The Arctic Monkeys worked behind the bar!!
Other names to play there over the years include Robert Plant (led Zeppelin),Seasick Steve and Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople.)
The Boardwalk has a great stage and the sound quality both on and off stage is great so it was a perfect night to indulge in some on stage antics.
Friday saw Calico Fever playing their self penned country rock anthems and a couple of choice covers.As ever they delivered a great set to a packed house who all thoroughly enjoyed the band.
I supported the band with a set comprised of Guilty Pleasure covers and self penned songs including Mirror Cracked favourite “Totally Yours.”
At the end of the night I joined the band (who include Phil Staniland and Pete Hiley from the Mirror Cracked) to sing alongside Cracked sax player Vic Middleton.It was the first time all of us had been on stage together since the mid eighties…..a tremendous night of nostalgia for the boys!!
Thanks again for the opportunity of playing alongside you….looking forward to the next time.