Jimmy C & The Blues Dragons @ Round Midnight
The blues can hardly get more cheerful than when in the hands of Jimmy C;
The night was set to catch fire. Jimmy gave a Guitar squealing performance, supported by the three other Blues Dragons.
Slowly warming up the pub with songs from his latest album – a collection of electric, highly energetic blues with a bit of heart felt rock – Jimmy C and his dedicated band started cruising down rock 'n' blues memory lane: Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker mingled with Chicago blues in a dynamic set that tuned the crowd into a massive sing-along. Then more of Jimmy's truly dexterous guitar tricks, followed by the solo walk of the saxophonist's amongst the swaying fans.
There's no doubt this band could get many more fans – and much bigger rooms – hot into their “Crossroads Boogie”. But rocking and swinging in the intimacy of a small Islington pub was clearly unbeatable.
Review by Danai Molocha, a.k.a. rockets4solitude, as published at http://www.liveatyourlocal.org.uk/music/