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Blueswater Presents: Blues! (The Blueswater)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

Blues doesn’t have to be sad! Tight, slick and pulsating with energy, Edinburgh-based band Blueswater narrated the story of the blues, jumping along through the twentieth century until the present day. At any one time there were up to twelve musicians and singers on the stage and they gave us faithful, committed performances of the milestones of the genre such as Bo Diddley’s ‘Diddley Daddy’ and Memphis Jug Band’s ‘Move That Thing’. Lieber and Stoller’s explosive, teenager-defining ‘Yakety Yak’ deserves special mention for captivating the crowd and – obviously – for the saxophone solo. Charismatic frontman Felipe Schrieberg suffered for his art in the heat, but we loved him for it!

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]