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Automatic SlimThe Railway Hotel, Southend.



 

A night out in Sarfend to see perennial favourites of ours, Automatic Slim. It has been a couple of years since we have seen one of the last exponents of the Thames Delta play their version of the blues. When we got there 10 minutes late to the refrain of “Sneakin’ Suspicion” all the components of a Slim gig fell into place. Lots of Feelgood, George Thorogood, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. The set lasts for nearly 2 hours with a medley Wilson Picket songs, Mickey Jupp’s fantastic “Switchboard Susan.” The covers they play are made their own and they have a fair sprinkling of their own songs in the set as well, the road trip from Romford to Southend “Ford Cortina” and “Beat Box Billy.” Of course the highlight of any Automatic Slim gig is seeing the fourth best bass player in England, after Norman Watt Roy Paul Eagle and Gary Bishop, looking like he has just stepped out of a Burtons catalogue Howard J Bills, doing a rendition of an English folksong (as he says) “Werewolves of London.” I am really glad that we made the effort to make the short trip from Chelmo to Southend because as usual you always get a great show from these guys. Humour, great musicianship and a fantastic set of songs. It brought a smile to my face and the many other people there who remembered when Essex was the hub of Rhythm and Blues.


Summing up great gig, great venue, I don’t know if any of you have been to the Railway but it is a brilliant pub which has live music on most nights, from Funk to Heavy Metal and everything in-between. I just wished that I had the time to get there a couple of hours earlier to see Mo’ Fingers. A band I really love, Hammond driven like JTQ or Booker T, still maybe next time. Automatic Slim do not do many shows a year so if you haven’t seen them and you get a chance, do it.

 

Duncan, October 2016.

 

Photo's, Paul Eagle.

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