Sooner or Later
Yes, we are talking about Paris, France, but forget 'Bal Musette' accordions and sidewalk Maurice Chevalier look-alike for a moment. We are talking serious Blues here. This ambitious 4 piece band is creative as hell, and has put all it's energy and feelings into this 9 songs. I heard them at the Espace Blues in the City of Lights when they opened for Mem Shannon tour in 2006, and I knew this gang would make it. And they did. This album is here to prove it. All originals (but for Red House and Sweet Home Chicago, revisited and darkened), the songs are the work of front man Chaz Pugliese, who handles guitar and vocals. Using their roots based energy and feeling, BOB delivers here a very convincing 50 minutes of true blues. The ultra strong rythmic foundation - iron casted by drummer 'Kid' Chris Da Costa and bassman 'The Mighty' (an understatement) Fabien Prévost - leaves plenty of comfort for Chaz to kick agressive solos, and for Rhodes and B3 wizard 'Professor' Fred Luccioni to deliver his message. Plenty of celebrity blues musicians have played with BOB during their live appearances in the top parisian clubs. Two of them have gracefully accepted to join for this debut album, and their presence give this album a special aura: sax player Nicolas Barbier (what can he NOT do?) and legendary guitarist Patrice Boudot-Lamot. Camembert with your baguette? Sure, but it does not mean you have to give up the Blues. Ouh la la oui. 'Busload of Blues' is composed of: Chaz Pugliese - Guitars Fabien Prévost - Bass Frédéric Luccioni - Keyboards Christophe Da Costa - Drums.