Upbeat blues to get you on your feet & dancing

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HOKIE Joint will be bringing the blues to Hemel next week.

A vibrant, stimulating live band, harking back to the club scene of the sixties but with a distinctly original modern approach, these five musicians from Colchester have covered all aspects of blues influences and forged together a refreshing new sound.

From perfectly executed slow blues to high-energy upbeat tracks that audiences can’t help but dance to, the difficult task of writing blues with a catchy chorus is something that this band revels in. 

On the one hand, the sound is part Waits, part Wolf vocals, with fuzzy slide guitar, dirty harmonica, driving bass and train-like drumming.

On the other hand, it’s gut-wrenchingly emotional vocals, melancholic guitar playing, sweeping harmonica, well-constructed, melodic bass and intricate, mesmerising drumming.

Having played before in bands supporting acts such as Geno Washington and James Hunter, or in bands winning prestigious band competitions, these guys are now ready to go the extra mile.

Charismatic singer Jojo Burgess, guitarist Joel Fisk, ace harmonica player Giles King, who guested on Ian Siegal’s Meat and Potatoes, drummer Stephen Cutmore and bassist Fergie Fulton make up Hokie Joint – the band to take the Blues to the masses.

Hokie Joint is at the Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead on Saturday, March 26, 8pm.

Call the box office on 01442 228091 for tickets or go online at www.oldtownhall.co.uk