The fantastic Mr Fox and co cover all basses

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It was another great rockin’ evening at BJ’s Rock in the Blues Club at the Minstrel, in Eaves Green last Tursday night thanks to Oldham-based band Sly Fox.

This was a welcome return for this four-piece, who play a diverse mix of covers.

Fronting on superb lead vocals and guitar was David Bridge, supported Michael Walsh on excellent lead guitar and vocals.

On bass – and what a bass player he is – was Tony ‘Fox’ Cooper (also trading as the band’s mascot in fox head and tail), while the skin man on electric drums is Ian Fletcher.

The first set gave us a mix from Etta James to the Everly Brothers and from the Eagles’ In The Fast Lane to the Beatles’ Come Together.

With a dash of Jimmy Witherspoon, they then finished the first set with a couple of classic Status Quo numbers.

The second set was equally mixed including a classic take of the Doors’ rabble-rouser Roadhouse Blues, a touch of Rory Gallager and Phil Collins and a great Status Quo cover of In My Chair before a Pink Floyd classic in Comfortably Numb.

The evening was brought to a close with Tom Petty’s Running Down The Dream before a well-deserved encore of Gary Moore’s Tell Me Woman.

Certainly Sly Fox are a band to keep your feet tapping and with the variety and diversity of music they play, there is no time to get bored.

Rosy Greer