The Paul Cox Band supported by The Heaters played in the 17 Century splendour of the "Baronial Hall" at Crondon Park Golf Club just of the A12 on the B1007, Stock Road at Stock Essex.
Crondan Park is now the regular Thursday night home for the well established New Crawdaddy Club - the place for live music in Essex. The Hall is a fantastic setting for live music, plenty of room to accommodate a good crowed yet still an inter mate atmosphere and excellent facilities, Bar and even hot food, friendly staff who will make you very welcome, make it your regular Thursday night out for live music. Keep Music Live!
THE PAUL COX BAND Steve James. - Gary Moberley - Mike Summerland - Al Maclow - Paul Cox
The Paul Cox Band played to a goods crowed at The New Crawdaddy Club in it's new setting of the 17 century splendour of the "Baronial Hall at The Crondon Park Golf Club. The night started in fine style with a great set form The Heaters.
The Paul Cox Band set started with "That's the way I feel " from his CD Ain't Nothin' Doin' and then continued with title track, working his way through his extensive back catalogue of material both with his own band and The John Slaughter Band. He also included some kickin' standards "Shaky Ground", "Brickyard Blues", continuing the set with the title track from his latest CD "Real World".
There were stand out performance from, Gary Moberley keyboards on the Albert Collins blues classic "Cold Cold Feeling" which got the audience shouting for more, Mike Summerland Guitar was playing well with a blistering solo on "Mailbox Blues" and the rhythm section of Steve James. on drums and Al Maclow on Bass did sterling work thought out the set. Local Upminster boy Steve was spurred on by the presence of his brother and some of his old mates in the audience.
As ever Paul's performance was a tour de force, this guy is as Paul Jones's said on his radio show .. " the best kept secret on the UK club circuit ", he is a true professional who can hold a tune with a range and command of his vocal instrument which is staggering, whose leadership of the band is both subtle and effort less, he has been doing it for a good time now.
After the their last number "Heart of Stone" written by Roger Cotton for Paul. The audience called them back for an encore of two songs "Talk to your Daughter" and then closed the night with the Etta James number "Damn Your Eyes".
This was a great night once again Paul and his tight Band did the business and made a group of Essex men and women very happy!
MIKE DANDRIGE - Jazz & Blues