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Review For Newbury Weekly News
Jed Thomas at Newbury Rock & Blues, 10th July 2013
Hand clapping, Foot Stomping Guitar based Blues/Rock
It was a pleasure to welcome Jed Thomas back to Newbury and he certainly didn't disappoint with a set that was varied and exciting ranging from classic blues number Baby Please Don't go to Bill Haley by way of Jimi Hendrix the Doors and a couple of self-penned songs such as Hangover Song and Psycho Blues.
Jed is an amazing guitarist who gives 100% and this performance really rocked. There was no interval; just great blues and rock that deservedly had the audience eating out of his hand from the get go.
Jed's energy and versatility was an object lesson to any aspiring musicians in the crowd and he really knows how to put on a performance.
The set - list was never dull and catered for every taste, the audience responded with enthusiastic applause and clearly loved every minute. Opening with Baby Please Don't Go, a much played blues track first recorded in 1935 by Big Joe Williams and covered by the likes of Muddy Waters and Van Morrison and Them, Jed segued into songs like Hendrix's Voodoo Child (complete with a burst of Star Spangled Banner), Dust My Broom (which featured some great slide) and a storming version of The Doors Roadhouse Blues. The Rory Gallagher song Tattood Lady was another highlight.
It would be wrong not to mention Jed's band who provided powerhouse backing and allowed Jed to demonstrate his incredible skill.
Yet again Newbury Rock and Blues brought a superb show to Newbury and the Snooker Club provided an excellent venue.
Review by Brian HarringtonMore Reviews