Blues Angels packed them in and left them calling for more.
The Troubadour was full to overflowing on Saturday 26 February 2011. No wonder. The Blues Angels were playing. These are not just one of the best groups on the Central Coast – they have a unique and amazingly captivating sound that marks them out clearly as one of Australia’s leading original acoustic music groups.
At their heart is Tom Flood – singer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist ( banjo, guitar and blues harp), who brings an extraordinary charisma to the blues and gospel inspired down on your luck music that the Blues Angels do so well. Together with Frank Russell on the double bass and Cec Bucello on a mean sounding guitar, they played haunting and evocative jazz-era and blues-inspired music that was often original yet always had a feeling of familiarity. It had us all crying out for more. One song that really spoke to me was the band’s original neo-gospel classic ‘Pie in the Sky (when you die)’, penned by Cec. It deserves to be played far and wide!