Went to see Rhythm & Blues band Nine Below Zero for the first time in 30 years last night at a very small theatre in Deal, a town about fifteen miles from us.
They'd slipped off my radar ages ago, and we only stumbled across this gig by chance a couple of weeks ago.
Most of the original band is intact: Dennis Greaves on guitar & vocals, Mark Feltham on harmonica & vocals, Brian Bethell on bass, with the addition of drummer Brendan O'Neill who played for 10 years with Rory Gallagher.
This band is seriously good live !! Gave a hot, sweaty, energetic performance of more than two hours in length, and they so clearly love playing live that the audience just gets swept up in the enthusiasm.
Other than Roger Waters, and maybe Radiohead, I haven't seen a better live band in the last decade. Phenomenal !!
Still buzzing the morning after.
BTW, Greaves is still using two of the guitars from the last time I saw them...
As one of their merchandise t-shirts proclaims: Nine Below Zero - Grievous Rhythm & Blues.