Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 15/04/15


Ben Poole was a name that had crossed my ears recently and so I was looking forward to catching him tonight at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. He sings with a smooth caramel vocal and plays mellow songs with that trusty blues nod of the head. He dedicated ‘Time Might Never Come’ to Gary Moore who heBen Poole was a name that had crossed my ears recently and so I was looking forward to catching him tonight at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. He sings with a smooth caramel vocal and plays mellow songs with that trusty blues nod of the head. He dedicated ‘Time Might Never Come’ to Gary Moore who he was fortunate to spend some time with prior to his passing. Ben’s rendition of this song opened like sunshine breaking through a mist filled woodland. He played a beautiful solo that the crowd really enjoyed, that was the sun burning away the mist. Ben showed his diversity as a musician and a slightly different angle to the gentleman he was supporting and others in his field, with ‘Have You Ever Loved A Woman’ taken from his ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ album. A song that was less bluesy and more funky than other material he played tonight, accompanied by some quality keys from Steve Watts, the set was closed with a good solo kick. As great a job as Ben Poole did, it was impossible to not be overshadowed by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Kenny Wayne Shepherd has carefully selected the musicians around […]

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