Monday, 26 May 2014

The Len Price 3 + Bif Bam Pow! & DJ's Piley & Mondo at the Retro Man Blog/Podrophenia Night at The Railway Hotel Southend-on-Sea April 26th

The Len Price 3 at The Railway Southend - Photo by Paul Slattery
Our first Retro Man Blog/Podrophenia night of 2014 was another great night of music, dancing and rather a lot of drinking! Headliners The Len Price 3 were back at The Railway in Southend-on-Sea to promote their fourth album "Nobody Knows". The band played a blinder, almost literally, as a flying drum stick nearly hit a promoter in the eye! Luckily there was no need to stop the gig for medical treatment and The Len Price 3 didn't miss a beat as they powered on to deliver a superb set packed full of tracks from the new album and those much loved classics such as "Rentacrowd", "Pictures" and "If I Ain't Got You". One of the highlights of the band's recent gigs has been "Nobody Knows" closing track "The London Institute", it's developing into a real crowd favourite and probably points the way to the future for the band - stretching their songwriting to a different dimension while not losing any of their trademark power and energy. With their recent spate of gigs, the band just keep getting better and better and if you haven't seen them play yet then now is the time! 

Bif Bam Pow! by Paul Slattery
Opening up the night were the excellent Canvey Island based Pub Rockin' band Bif Bam Pow! who were the perfect act to get everyone warmed up with their take on some great raw Blues, Soul and R'n'B tracks. To round off a great evening everyone reconvened down in the Railway's bar to dance along to Piley & Mondo's eclectic mix of music which never fails to keep the atmosphere going.

The Len Price 3 by Paul Slattery
With many thanks to Fi, Dave and all the staff and gang at The Railway, Duncan, Bif Bam Pow! and of course my lovely co-hosts and top DJ's Piley & Mondo from Podrophenia. Many thanks indeed go to Paul Slattery and Paul Hughes for the excellent photos, you can see more great pics of the goings on throughout the evening at Paul Hughes Flickr page here.

The effect the new LP3 album can have on you...! Photo by Paul Hughes
You can read a nice review of The Len Price 3's recent show at The 12 Bar Club with The Fallen Leaves by none other than Leigh Heggarty, guitarist with Ruts DC, TV Smith and Back To Zero. You can check out his excellent Blog "Leigh's Mad World of Guitars" here

The Len Price 3 at The Railway Southend by Paul Slattery

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