1/11/2012 Mick Ralphs Blues Band Review by Kevin White

It is not everyday that you get to see a Rock guitar legend playing a gig in the local pub. The Flowerpot played host to the great Mick Ralphs from Mott The Hoople and Bad Company

The Mick Ralphs Blues Band also featuring the incredibly talented Dickey Baldwin, Sam Kelly, Jim Maving and Son Maxwell played a fantastic Blues set. The music had elements of funk, soul with a really good groove. Ralphs was churning out some super guitar solos and Son Maxwell has a great voice and did an impeccable job as the front man.

Ralphs and Company played great versions of Born Under A Bad Sign, Just A Little Bit, Hoochie Coochie Man, Mr Charlie, Good Times Roll and Hideaway. Half way through the first set came a very pleasant surprise in the form of the familiar intro to Bad Company’s Feel Like Making Love, an absolute classic.

The band returned to encore with the sublime Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, another Bad Company hit. The Mick Ralphs Blues Band are all really down to earth and were having a great time on stage.

It was a privilege to see Mick Ralphs, a man who has written some iconic songs during his long career, play at The Pot.