By Audlem Webteam - 8th August 2008 9:15am
There's a fantastic musical treat coming up in Audlem on 23rd August when Heavy Weather will be playing at the Shroppie Fly. The ever-popular band will be joined by their good friend Chris Cook from North Carolina who is in Europe for a month or so.
Those who were at the Shroppie for last year's Music Festival will always remember Chris, Jim Kirkpatrick and Heavy Weather playing one of the greatest sets heard in this area. As a taster for the 23rd August, this is how Audlem Online reviewed last year's performance:
"Every live music fan knows when it's happened — that moment when musicians hit such sublime heights that everyone there will remember and be proud to say: "I was there." It happened last night as Heavy Weather, with guest American vocalist/guitarist Chris Cook, played to a packed Shroppie Fly.
"The 'moment' was an awesome rendition of George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps, with Chris and Jim Kirkpatrick's soaring guitars playing off each other to perfection, driven on by superb bass, drums and keyboards. At the end of a memorable evening's music, a visitor was heard to say to his friends: "I've heard great pub bands, I've heard crap ones. But that was the best ever!"
Chris Cook, who plays regularly with the Mavericks of Dance The Night Away fame as well as enjoying a successful solo career, met Jim Kirkpatrick when they played together at Key West's famous Hogs Breath a couple of years ago. Chris Cook has a new album out, Bag Of Emotions which he will have with him at the Shroppie for sale. It features some of the Motown session guys on it, Bob Babbit and Ed Green (Stevie Wonder etc..) and Jim Kirkpatrick thinks "it's fab!" You can get a preview at www.myspace.com/chriscookmusic
Make a note of 23rd August. It promises to be a great night.
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