The Blues evening at theforum University of Hertfordshire have been sparse affairs. It seems out students aren’t interested in Blues. So I was surprised to find the venue packed when I turned up. It seems the Uni’s marketing team have given up trying to push something they don’t understand and have given the evening to a local blues promoter. A very welcome improvement.
Tonight’s gig was from ‘James Hunter’, an English R&B singer (as in traditional not the modern crap). The music ranged from full on blues through to more soul and funk type numbers. Throughout he was ably supported by an excellent backing band. Although it was too ‘soul’ for me, he was very good.