Bob Daisley

Denbighshire Free Press Review

One of the best albums of 2007!

WOW… can white man blues really get any better than this?

This new album really is maximum rhythm and blues and will leave you with mixed feelings of déjà vu and let's take this even further.

It will also have you reaching for the back catalogues of everyone from John Mayall, Eric Clapton and Peter Green to Led Zepellin and Deep Purple.

The Hoochie Coochie Men, named after the classic Willie Dixon song I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man are Tim Gaze on lead vocals and guitar, Rob Grosser on drums, Jim Conway on harmonica and Bob Daisley (former Rainbow and Gary Moore bands) on bass.

Danger: White Men Dancing also features guest vocals from former Deep Purple front man Ian Gillan, Jimmy Barnes and Jeff Duff, and also features Jon Lord.

Stand out tracks are Tell Your Story Walkin', the Don Nix song Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, Let it Go, The Blues Just Got Sadder and a cover of the Rolling Stones Heart of Stone.

But there is not one duff track among the 13 on offer, and if you are not convinced, just take a listen to the band's treatment of the eponymous Hoochie Coochie Man.

One of the best albums of 2007.

10/10

Source: Denbighshire Free Press, 13th September 2007