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Stripes Bar, Brentford April 23 2004

Sadly a low turnout after some very healthy attendance’s over the past few weeks at Stripes. The Chevrons play a mix of blues, soul and rock ’n’ roll covers mixed with some of their own fine original material. A four piece with a tight sound and a big, heavy rock drum sound.

They started with Creedence’s ‘Proud Mary’, then proceeded to lay down their own versions of such classics as ‘Get Off My Cloud’ (the Stones), ‘All or Nothing’ (Small Faces) and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ - a true delight, made more so that one guitarist managed to cover the sound of three! They also laid down some blistering rock ‘n’ roll standards and a few blues standards including ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’.

The Chevrons own material is of high standard mixing an r‘n’b sound (proper r’n’b not this cack in the charts today!) with a rock rhythm. By the end of the set they had the audience in the palm of their hands and encored with Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May’ and the Stones ‘Honky Tonk Woman’. Vocalist Terry Sullivan has style somewhere between Rod Stewart (pre-80’s), Joe Cocker and the late, great Steve Marriott. Good, strong range and ideally suited to the songs that make up the set.

Next time they play near you get along as you’re in for a night of well played blues,rock & soul.

Review: Jason Ritchie

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