Rhythm and Zoo’s Blues return

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A welcome return to BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club for popular band Rhythm Zoo.

Hailing from Shrewsbury, Harrogate and Bradford, Andi Hall fronts the band on sultry vocals, with Phil Dean on amazing lead guitar.

Keeping that rhythm going were Pete Betts on bass and Dermot Hall on drums, and what a great set they did with a mix of self-penned tracks and covers.

The opening number last Thursday was a slow blues version of I Just Want To Make Love To You and was pure class. Andi’s vocals were superb and Phil’s guitar work faultless.

Funking it up next with Good Girl Bad Girl, then Part Time Love with an excellent solo from Phil. A bit of a rockin’ number, then a smoking version of Robert Cray track Playing In The Dirt.

Slowing the pace, T Bone Walker’s Stormy Monday was sung with passion and Phil’s solo just awesome.

Steal Your Love gave us full on power from the rhythm section, Pete and Derm, on this earthy rocker.

To finish the first set a great up tempo gospel type number Whole Lot Of Water.

Kickstarting the second set, Andi was in her element with Wild, Wild, Woman.

On to the self -penned 12 Bar Blues, before a slow sultry Never Going Back To Memphis.

A classic 12 bar rhythm and blues with Tore Down next, then Phil took lead vocals for the classic Cream number Badge.

A slow Coco Blue next, then I’ve Got My Mojo Working for a bit of audience participation.

Penultimate number, Sweet Home Chicago got the dancers up and final number Roadhouse Blues – the classic Doors track –was a fantastic finish to great evening.

Hoping we see Rhy-thm Zoo back at BJ’s next year.

Rosy Greer