DATE: Friday 17th May 2013
VENUE: Erics, Mathew Street, Liverpool
After John had finished and the lights went back down it was time for The Katmen to come on.
Al led the band out and we were soon off to a flyer. Darrel really is huge in the Rockabilly world and certainly dresses the part too. With a black embroidered Nudie like shirt and turned up jeans he looked great.
Armed with a big archtop Gibson and his Gretsch White Falcon sitting in the wings Darrel sounded as good as he looked. The set list consisted of tracks from the new album as well as some covers like Eddie Cochran’s “Nervous Breakdown”, “A Big Hunk o’ Love” by Elvis and Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”
|Darrel Higham with his White Falcon teasing Beeb in the background|
|Thank you Liverpool!|
We met up with Al Gare outside and had an interesting chat with him. Out of the hundreds of gigs he’s done with Darrel in Imelda May’s band, he remembered the gig we were at two years ago in Los Angeles, telling a funny story about the Burlesque dancer who was at the gig.
|Slim Jim's drum kit|
|The Beeb, Slim Jim, Minty and Darrel - photo taken by Al|
|Darrels' White Falcon|