Review: The Herdingcatz Blues Band at Old Clubhouse, Buxton

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The Herdingcatz Blues Band are a local outfit, most of whom have been around the local music scene for a while.

This line-up though has been together less than a year, but they sound terrific!

Playing mostly instantly recognisable classics from the blues, as well as some lesser-known numbers at the Old Clubhouse, Buxton, the band were tight and gave us a polished performance from start to finish. Songs such as T-Bone Walker’s ‘Stormy Monday’ and Sonny Boy Williamson’s ‘Help me’ have certainly been widely covered, and the guys were confident in their handling of the material.

The venue was full, mostly of new faces I was told, and were fully appreciative of the show. Fringe regular Sam Smiles was also in attendance and was stomping his foot with the rest! It would have been nice to see young faces in the audience, but that’s not down to the band.

One of the best local bands I’ve seen in a while, they are back on Saturday, July 25, so get down to some low-down blues at the Clubhouse!