September 14. Unfortunately (if it is unfortunate to be relaxing on a sunny beach) I missed The Keeleys making their first appearance at the club so my report is compiled from notes supplied by Mary & Maggie.
The Keeleys are Bob (guitar & vocals) and his son Joe (guitar, mandolin and vocals). They impressed as accomplished entertainers combining good vocal and musical skills with the addition of plenty of friendly banter with their audience. Their content was an ideal mix of songs spanning numerous decades with something to please everyone. Reading that they had performed the old western song My Rifle, My Pony and Me reminded me of the scene where Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson sung this in the 1959 film Rio Bravo. Seven Spanish Angels was another old favourite and newer songs included Dirt On My Boots sung by Joe who has a new single called No Good Living which can be heard on Joekeeleymusic.com’.
Those who attended had a good evening deserving of a higher attendance.
They were privileged to see Bob Keeley fresh from winning the CCN Solo Act of the Year 2019 award. Congratulations to Bob who has now won a CCN award for four successive years.