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Night Train excelled!

Posted by thenighttrain on March 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We've had bands on at our pub for over 5 years now but we can honestly say they are one of the top acts around. Most bands are content merely to play covers, but these guys are true musicians. Amazing how they take the crowd with them.

Wanna go for a ride? Yes we do, and have rebooked them. Highly recommended!

Talbot Rock, Blackpool

Posted by thenighttrain on March 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks from us all Talbot Rock Blackpool to "Night Train" for a real Kick Ass night these guys really rocked the Club, Brilliant, we'll Def have them back

via email from US tourist!!

Posted by thenighttrain on December 13, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Alic Am holiday in Chester from USA seen ur gigg the other nyt in the hangman it was amazing

Dyers Arms Nov 12th

Posted by thenighttrain on November 14, 2011 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday saw the return of the mighty Night Train. They filled in for us two weeks ago when the band we had booked took ill. So i was a bit apprehensive as to how they would go down. Absolutely no worries at all thay were awesome. What impressed me aswell was the fact that they changed about 75% of the set from the fortnight before and it was just as incredible performance. And really nice guys off stage aswell. If youve not seen these guys you gotta go catch them!


Annonymous for obvious reasons :D

Posted by thenighttrain on October 30, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys, just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your set last night. Really appreciate you standing in at the last minute.

Also, i couldnt say this on the main blog but you are the best band weve had on up to now including my band. Couldnt say that on the main blog cos all the insecure prima donnas would take offence.

We were in Memphis last year on Beale Street and you are better than the bands over there. Your whole package is brilliant!


Thanks again



Paul Mulhall, Albion Ale House, Claton Oct 28th

Posted by thenighttrain on October 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Whatch you guys last night in the albion in clayton-le-moors. Amazing band!! Me and my bro had a blast. Cheers for singin happy birthday to him too. Hopefully see you again soon, we'll bring our dad next time. He'll be well into it! Thanks

The Dyers Arms, Littleboro Oct 29th 2011

Posted by thenighttrain on October 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Big thanks to Alec and the boys for last night at The Dyers. They stepped in at the last minute and were superb. First time i had seen them and they blew me away. Weve got them booked on 12th Nov and all the punters cant wait. Best blues band ive seen in this country!

Thanks fellas you were awesome!!!!!


Dyers Arms

Felicia Laycock at Railway Chorley

Posted by thenighttrain on October 24, 2011 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 ‎'twas cooking with gas! Excellent night :)

Hop in Blackpool

Posted by thenighttrain on October 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It was one of the best nights we have had for ages !!!!

It was just like being back in the 60's - All great musicians and great


- Even the Bass player was good !!!!!

Let me know wnen they are playing next and we will defo come down !!


Night Train @ Bottom Jools

Posted by thenighttrain on October 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This was my second trip up to the newly refurbished Bottom Bull in Bolton, the first being a few weeks ago to see Hydra.


The place was popular a few years ago as a live music venue and it is good to see that noble tradition re-established.


Although quieter than I remember the place in it's heyday (and let's face it, the weather last night was appalling) we were told that Friday nights have been busier recently with Saturdays attracting more in when a football match was being shown.


The area set aside for the band is 'boxed off' at the back of the pub, which is good in that at least all equipment, leads Etc. are well out of the way of any staggering punters. Night Train overcame any sound issues which may have been apparent before with this set up with a great P.A. and a well balanced mix.


Taking to the stage at around 10pm to the now customary sound of an old steam train pulling into the station and with added smoke machine effect, Alec resplendent in top hat and tails and standing with his back to the audience whilst new guitarist Wally (ex Ian Gillan Band and Victor Brox so Alec tells me) dressed in a vintage black and white soldier jacket launched the band into a blistering version of Cream's (ok Robert Johnson's!) 'Crossroads'.


The set continued with a mix of blues and 50's/60's R&B hits including 'Money', 'It's All Over Now' and ending with 'Baby Please Don't Go' into which Alec ad libbed at least half a dozen other memorable snippets of classic songs whilst Wally loomed out into the crowd teasing us with his guitar prowess and showmanship.


After a brief fag break (and free bar for the band - and I was impressed, they were on soft drinks!) they continued with a tight second set (Rob on drums and Tony on bass kept the whole thing together throughout) and which once again saw Alec launching into improvised medleys of songs by the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Doors. A couple of Rory Gallagher tunes impressed me particularly - 'Messing With The Kid' and 'Bullfrog Blues' with Alec making good use of the trusty gob iron! There was even a bit of comedy with Alec 'bemoaning' the fact that he hadn't made it to boot camp this year!


Finishing off with possibly the shortest version of 'Gloria' I've ever witnessed (and believe me I've seen them do it many times over the last 30 years) not to worry though they were soon back for a great encore of 'Wild Thing'/'Louie Louie'/'Hang On Sloopy'.


Considering this line up hasn't been together too long , well done lads! and if Alec asks you if you 'wanna go for a ride?' , well it's cheaper and more entertaining than rail travel.