Bourbon Street Beat – Mrs Margaret Macinally / I Will Do Fine – artwork
This sadly marks the last feature of a band I have always enjoyed, who how have now packed up their bags and moved to pastures new. Alerting fans that their final gig was notification in February that a show towards the end of April was to be the closing of the book and to mark the occasion a double A Side Single would be released – Mrs Margaret Macinally / I Will Do Fine.
On Friday the video to accompany Mrs Margaret Macinally was revealed. I bid adieu to Bourbon Street Beat who will be sorely missed and wish Iain, Joe and Andy best in their future endeavours.
Introduced back in June, the English rock’n’roll trio, Bourbon Street Beat brought to light a new song recently.
Bourbon Street Beat
The live studio recording of The T.V Said It’s Rainin’ is the first introduction to a song that hasn’t yet even made gig appearance, though rumour would suggest it may makes it performance début on the 21st at The Eagle Inn in Salford (England).
Far slower than previous material featured The T.V Said It’s Rainin’ explores more of the ’60s brit-rock influences of Bourbon Street Beat and the listener can’t help but long that more of this sound spinning around the airwaves as the track relies explicitly on timing rather than fancy footwork on pedals.
Though that isn’t to say the wow and reverb that appears from time to time is unwelcome as it gives The T.V Said It’s Rainin’ a somewhat psychedelic blues temperament.
Bourbon Street Beat from Manchester in England is the rock-a-billy trio of Iain Hammond (Vocal / Guitar), Joe Morrison-Hay (Bass) and Andy Mackenzie (Drums).
Bourbon Street Beat
Other than turning up the speakers and making space for a dance-floor, the only other decision to make when hitting play with Bourbon Street Beat is to decide between brothel-creepers or a pair of Mayura Boots.
Gilding easy flowing Southern Blues with temper, the trio offer a sound which combines square-dance with rock’n’roll to afford the audience the opportunity to take the sound as they see fit and as you well know by now I have inevitably reached for a pair of electric blue brothel-creepers to accompany the writing of this article.
Bourbon Street Beat don’t attempt to challenge the audience with complex forays of sound, rather extend the opportunity to move the legs in time. Sometimes this is all you want of music and the trio are deft exponents at creating a sound which includes everyone.
Whilst they are able to deliver unctuous reference points for a lap-steel to join in, the material doesn’t appear lacking as underlying it is an ever present need to keep moving and it is the ability of the trio to create music that doesn’t short-change the audience as the easy to grapple with beats are underpinned by strong melody.