Review: 3G – Leo’s The Red Lion

3G was a much anticipated event at what I regard as one of my favorite venues, Leo’s The Red Lion in Northfleet, Kent.

Comprising three bands, the evening promised a night of blues & classic rock. Kicking off proceedings was local blues rock band Big River.

Lead guitarist Damo Fawsett, the person who organized the whole event, laid down some superb riffs, backed up by vocalist Adam Bartholomew, Luke Calvert on drums and Ant Wellman on bass. Certainly a band to keep an eye on (they’ll be opening this year’s Fibrofest)

Next up we had Dean Howard (Cats In Space) take to the stage, his band also having fellow ‘Cat’ Paul Manzi on vocals/guitar. A fantastic set with Paul Manzi once again proving why he’s such a great vocalist. The twin guitar sound from Dean & Paul worked really well.

And the evening’s final guitar….the legend that is Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell. His band consisting of Ross McEwen on guitar, Clive Edwards on drums, David Boyce on bass, Linda Kelsey-Foster on keyboards, and Grant Foster taking on vocal duties. With this kind of line up you know it’s going to be a corker! And corker it was, taking us through a mixture of classic tracks including of course Bad Company.

Rounding the evening off was an ‘All Star’ jam, with all three guitarists taking to the stage, Adam Bartholomew, Paul Manzi and Grant Foster taking it in turns to supply the vocals.

For those of us who were at a jam packed Leo’s, we were treated to a fantastic night. For those of you who missed it…….don’t miss the next one.


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