Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Whippin' Up the Best - the Wildest - Boneshakin' Tornado of Talent at Stormin' the Castle

 THE GREAT - THE GLORIOUS - THE GIGANTIC - THE BONESHAKERS - AT THE BEST BIKER FESTIVAL IN THE NORTH - STORMIN' THE CASTLE

BUT FIRST ...

They started their Boneshakin' RIPPER of a gigging day at the Twisted Sprocketts Bike Rally at Boldon, taking first band spot to start off this brand new venue for the bike club.

The Boneshakers were up to their usual creative and unique standards, getting the ball rolling with a great big bang and building up the momentum for whipping up a "STORMIN'" tornado, looking forward to headlining at the Iris Tent at arguably the biggest, most prestigious rock and blues biker festival in the whole of the North East of England - STORMIN' THE CASTLE.












After an hour and a half of superb Boneshakers tracks (with material from their 1st and 2nd albums), the band packed up and set off for Witton Castle, Bishop Auckland, for STORMIN' THE CASTLE.





 





















Even the ducks wended their way to Witton Castle!

AND THEN ... 

THEY CAME ...
Ronnie - Warmin' to Stormin' !!






The boys arrived at a mud-packed, sludge-mounded Stormin', all set and ready to go, plodging in their wellies to catch up and say hello to Boneshakers fans, friends and fellow musicians.






THEY SAW ...



The Boneshakers took in the bright lights of the Big Tent as it swayed to the fantastic sounds of the Sleaze Sisters - and the buzz of the Iris Tent rocking to the sound of the amazing Brown Bottle Band, waiting ... waiting ... to take the stage as the headlining Iris Tent band.  What an accolade!


THEY CONQUERED ...




...and then they were ON - setting the STORMIN' scene with 'Party Right Here' and 'Dust My Broom', building up by crescendo after crescendo into an unbelieveable blues/rock fest like no other I've ever seen.










The crowd were in great form, shouting, whistling and hollering their appreciation for the fabulous Boneshakers.








Ronnie (blues harp and backing vocals) played a harp blinder tonight.  I've never heard so many whistles of love and awe from the audience at a gig.

















Russ (lead guitar and vocals) was on fire with licks and riffs that were clear and crisp ... down and dirty.

















Dave's (bass guitar) fingers were a blur as they whizzed up and down the bass neck, throwing in crazy jazz harmonics just for fun. WOW!












Gordon (drums) hit that kit like his life depended on it.  He was a marvel tonight and the crowd screamed their throats raw.










Nick (Right) Waiting in the Wings
Later on in the Boneshakers superlative performance, they invited Nick Jennison on stage to take the vocals on 'Red House'.  And he aced it.  Nick, of Saints of Arcadia, Against the Grain and the Gatecrashers (Boneshaker, Dave Hildreth plays bass with the fantastic Gatecrashers too) - showed his prowess in connecting with an audience like no other performer I've ever seen.

The Gatecrashers had been live in the Big Tent the night before - and Nick couldn't wait to join Dave and the others, performing in the Iris Tent.



Here's the link to the video.



 


The Boneshakers last number, old favourite, 'Hip Shake' caused a tumultuous roar from the crowd, packed like sardines in the tent - and the lads were asked, after an amazing ovation, to come back and entertain their audience some more.  They STORMED THE CASTLE  with 'Shake Your Money Maker' - and then they invited a whole host of musicians to join in the fun with 'Johnny B Good'.
What a remarkable ending to a truly sensational festival.


Keep on ROCKIN', Boneshakers.  Take a bow!

 Just so's you know, the Boneshakers' 2nd album, 'This is how we ROLL!' was launched at STORMIN' THE CASTLE and is available to buy at their next gig - and the one after that!  Check out their forthcoming gigs on this 'ROCKIN' WITH THE BONESHAKERS blog.

Or you could get in touch with Ronnie Semple, the band's leader, on Facebook.  Go to THE BONESHAKERS Facebook page, press 'like' and leave a message for Ronnie.  There's a package deal on offer too, for both the 1st and 2nd albums.  Enjoy!  They're both brilliant and exciting albums.



Check out the links below for more superb video footage of the Boneshakers LIVE at  
STORMIN' THE CASTLE




Messin' with the Kid   http://youtu.be/V5oI5L96m3A


Party's Right Here/Dust My Broom  http://youtu.be/fgsc56R_AVQ


Shake your Money Maker  http://youtu.be/Mln4glgFypM



Brand New, Up-to-the-Minute, Boneshakers' Forthcoming Gigs 2012


TO A VENUE NEAR  YOU!
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 Don't stay home and get the BLUES -
Come to the Boneshakers gigs for the best BLUES in the
whole of the North East...
...and ROCK the night away!
The Boneshakers



Forthcoming Gigs in 2012
September

Friday 7 Sept BEDLINGTON MARKET TAVERN
Saturday 8 Sept PETERLEE CATHOLIC CLUB

Sunday 9 Sept SOUR GRAPES Morpeth
Friday 14 Sept SEVEN STARS Ponteland
Sunday 16 Sept  TRIMMERS BAR South Shields
Friday 28 Sept TROCADERO'S South Shields
Saturday 29 Sept MAGNESIA BANK North Shields

October

Saturday 20 Oct  NEWCASTLE HOUSE Rothbury
Monday 22 Oct RED LION Norton
Friday 26 Oct   MOORCOCK Peterlee
Saturday 27 Oct RIVERSIDE  South Shields 
**HALLOWE'EN BASH**

November
Friday 2 Nov THE STAR  Newcastle
Saturday 3 Nov  T J DOYLE'S  Sunderland
Saturday 10 Nov GEORGE STEPHENSON West Moor
Sunday 18 Nov TYNE BAR Newcastle (3pm)
Saturday 24 Nov  THE JESTER South Shields  
December
Sunday 9 Dec SEVEN STARS Ponteland
Sunday 16 Dec  SOUR GRAPES Morpeth
Friday 21 Dec MARKET TAVERN Bedlington
Wednesday 26 Dec - BOXING DAY -  TYNE BAR
!!!XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!!! 
     
Don't forget to check out -
THE BONESHAKERS
page on Facebook 

...AND CHECK OUT THE BONESHAKERS' SECOND ALBUM 'THIS IS HOW WE ROLL' ON SALE NOW AT ALL FORTHCOMING GIGS - OR GET IN TOUCH WITH RONNIE ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE