Marcus Malone/Innes Sibun Band
Date: Jan 17 | Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm | Price: £8 on the door
The Malone Sibun Band might not win any medals for the originality of their name, but musically they surpass all expectations with a perfect blend of kick-ass, but soulful rocking blues.
They perfectly balance the explosive guitarist Innes Sibun with the emotive phrasing of Detroit blues-rocker Marcus Malone, who in the course of one line can evoke both Paul Rogers and David Coverdale but with more feel. He might cut a dash with his cowboy hat, black cape and reflector shades, but he’s got the versatility and vocal chops to rise from a low-down guttural growl to falsetto in the blink of an eye.
The band is the glorious sum of its parts. The hard driving rhythm section of drummer Chris Nugent – and bassist Roger “groove master” Inniss, build a succession of possibilities for the front line players to explore.
Keyboard player Stevie Watts also impresses, as he switches from supporting fills and Hammond stabs to a final full blown solo that evokes the mid-60s Winwood/Spencer Davis sound, with a tip of the hat to Jimmy Smith.
Blues Bar Tring
Tring Park Cricket Club, London road
Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6HA