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'Live At Gypsy Hotel'   

-  Label: 'HH'
-  Genre: 'Rock' -  Release Date: '10th November 2017'

Our Rating:
Henri Herbert is one of the most sought after boogie woogie RNR/Blues piano men on the scene right now and former pianist of the Jim Jones Revue.

This is his first full-length album and interestingly it is a live gig recorded with zero overdubs. Once he hits off with Little Walter's "It Ain't Right" it's not difficult to see why this unusual choice was made. This is supercharged rock 'n roll and Henri is clearly imbued with the spirit of Jerry Lee Lewis and for a change with a live album it is all Killer no filler.

Next, the album delves into a run of HH'S original compositions including "Pocket Venus" and the punk influences become more apparent, largely due to the intensity of the rhythm section featuring Jez Southgate on bass and Aidan Sinclair on drums.

The instrumental "Boogie 69" follows this and judging by the audience reaction throughout, everyone is having a seriously good time. If it wasn't so loud I could probably hear the sweat running down the walls.

"Bad Blood" drops the pace down a notch and ups the fuzz and "Milkshake" is pure Jerry Lee. In the final ten minutes HH and The Fury manage to blow the roof off the place with lead single "Raize Hell", a cover of Hendrix track "Fire" and the inevitable closer, "Talkin' 'Bout The Boogie". This is a perfectly paced set and it also makes for a perfectly paced album.
  author: Leo Newbiggin

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HERBERT, HENRI & THE FURY - Live At Gypsy Hotel