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  • Walkin' Blues # 1 - Back To The Blues at The Royal Oak. - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 391 views
    I'm no Rod Garfield, lol... Way back in the late 1980's I saw a great band, Rod Garfield's Blues Band. The singer sounded like Howlin' Wolf and played mean harp, the bass and drums were rock solid ...
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  • Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Blues) - Back To The Blues. - Duration: 6 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 163 views
    A bit more than three chords in this, and a lot of words - the third verse gets a bit mixed up, but a verse usually goes wrong in this one somewhere... Guitar play-offs at the end between Keith (Fl...
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  • Wolfman Calling - Back To The Blues. - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 203 views
    A late-period Dr. Feelgood song, played in our own style, sung through the harp mic for a different sound. The start got chopped off, and the end did too, but the majority of the song is here. The ...
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  • All Your Love (I Miss Lovin') - Back To The Blues - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 140 views
    Chopped off start again, you can't get the staff...
    This one features the guitar riff played as a harmony, as you'll hear if you stick around to the end. First solo Iain, second solo Keith. The gu...
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  • Like It This Way - Back To The Blues. - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 416 views
    Live at the Basingstoke Blues Club, Saturday 8th Jan, 2011 - fantastic gig, great crowd! Sound is a little unbalanced as Iain is closer to the camera mic than Keith, but never mind, eh - enjoy the ...
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  • Riot In Cell Block # 9 - Back To The Blues - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 254 views
    Jan 8th, 2011, Basingstoke Blues Club - fantastic gig, great crowd. This was the second song of our set, the arrangement from the old Rod Garfield's Blues Band days. There's a bit of Police Car Sir...
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  • Walking Blues # 2 - Back To The Blues at Basingstoke Blues Club. - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 291 views
    Sat 8th Jan 2011, featuring the fab slide guitar work of Iain McDougall, the best guitarist I've ever met, and it's an honour to play in the same band! He's got a sound like double cream with crea...
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  • Walking Spanish - Back To The Blues - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 225 views
    Our version of one of Tom Waits more impenetrable songs. Keith is working on the theory that someone who thinks their glass is full of sand is the ultimate pessimist. "They dim the lights over on ...
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  • Copperhead Road # 1 - Back To The Blues at The Swan. - Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 110 views
    This one is for our late, much missed friend Lisa, it was one of her favourite songs. Features Keith on the little guitar given to him many years ago by his friend Chris Dunn, who also made his F...
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  • Love Me Or Leave Me (Strange Things Happening) - Back To The Blues. - Duration: 5 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 451 views
    Known by either title, this is a great song written by Percy Mayfield, one of the legendary Percy's, along with Thrower and Dalton.
    Features a great guitar solo from Iain, rock solid bass from D...
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  • Taste And Try (Before You Buy) # 1 - Back To The Blues at The Swan. - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 1,018 views
    Written by the excellent Chris Youlden from Savoy Brown Blues Band (who, with his songwriting talent and great voice should be a superstar of the blues in my opinion), this one is for Steve Lewins...
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  • I Can't Be Satisfied - Back To The Blues - Duration: 5 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    • 80 views
    The Muddy Waters classic, down proper down-home style with slide guitar and harp. I love the way the timing slides in and out and everyone goes with it! That's proper...
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  • Real Man - Back To The Blues - Bent Brief, Southampton. - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 199 views
    This is a John Hiatt song we always enjoy doing. Unfortunately the P.A. the vocals were going through decided to crackle and then cut out completely, in spite of the input level lights still coming...
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  • Sweet Home Chicago / Hoochie Coochie Man / Got My Mojo Working; Back To The Blues plus guests - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 878 views
    The last three songs from our recent gig at Basingstoke's Central Studio, we were joined by our friend Matt Edwards adding some some sterling harmony guitar along with Iain, plus Norrie 'Snakebite'...
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  • You Got A Hold Of My Heart - Back To The Blues. - Duration: 4 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 279 views
    Our version of Chris Youlden's swinging groove from his album Second Sight. This was the first time we had played it live, and it came out a bit too fast which makes the song hard to pitch vocally,...
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  • Blues Boys Shuffle - The Blues Boys. - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 659 views
    Here's a track from a band that's a part of the evolution of Back To The Blues. Keith used to dep from time to time when The Blues Boys were 'between guitarists' - they didn't half used to get thro...
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  • Taste And Try (Before You Buy) # 2 - Back To The Blues at the Bent Brief. - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 484 views
    A few years ago in the Portswood district of Southampton if you walked up Lodge Road you'd find a pub called the Honest Lawyer. Just up the road from that you'd find another called the Bent Brief. ...
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  • Copperhead Road # 2 - Back To The Blues at the Bent Brief. - Duration: 7 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 461 views
    This was after the P.A. packed up (see the Real Man vid). Luckily Keith's vintage 70's HH IC100 guitar amp has two channels both of which run independently so we were able to stick the mic in one c...
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  • Saucer and Cup - Mo Thomas. - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 215 views
    Here's our friend Mo Thomas singing a lovely version of Eric Bibb's Saucer 'N' Cup at the Bent Brief.
    Videod by Keith and Wendy, coincidentally he sang it just as we settled down to a cup of coff...
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  • Hard Ridin' Papa - Mo Thomas. - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 235 views
    A good-humoured encore, here's Mo forgetting the groove, then he's getting it, he's getting it, he's got it back. Great version of Hard Ridin' Papa at the Bent Brief, Southampton.
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  • Forty Pound Bob & The Bobcats - Sweet Child Of Mine. - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 117 views
    Here's our good friend the ever-enhusiastic Forty Pound Bob playing at the Bent Brief in front of some of the many children he has fathered over the years. It costs him a fortune in pocket money.
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  • Forty Pound Bob & The Bobcats - I Could Use Somebody. - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 232 views
    Here's our good friend, the ever-enhusiastic Bob playing a Kings Of Leon tune at tne Bent Brief in front of an audience of some of the children he has fathered over the years.
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  • Forty Pound Bob & The Bobcats - Psycho Killer. - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 171 views
    Once more Forty Pound Bob regales the thronging throng with a song, this time his show stopping version of Psycho Killer. It's a show stopper cos he usually needs a good cough afterwards.
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  • Forty Pound Bob & The Bobcats - 500 Miles. - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 239 views
    Here's the encore of the gig at the Bent Brief, Bob's version of 500 Miles, featuring audience participation and a standing ovation at the end. Aaah, well deserved, Bob!
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  • Forty Pound Bob & The Bobcats - Born To Be Wild. - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 221 views
    Forty Pound Bob gives us his unique treatment of the Steppenwolf classic at this, his second ever gig at the Bent Brief. . Possibly the least threatening version of this song you'll ever hear. Sinc...
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  • Wilko Johnson - Colne 2013: All Through The City. - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 495 views
    First song from Wilko's set, including him receiving the award of 'Blues Great', and his very brief but upbeat speech.
    As they start the song Wilko's guitar strap comes off, so Dylan and Norman r...
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  • Last Night Ever Of The Bent Brief: Skimmer - Sand in the Glass - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 87 views
    Apart from the three songs 'busked' with Maureen leading the singing, this was the final song played at the much loved Bent Brief, Portswood before it closed its doors for the last time.
    Sand in th...
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