Carole and I went to watch Hud drumming with The Good Old Boys last night didn't really know what to expect but we're both game for new experiences of the musical variety and ended up having a really great evening. The band play a mixture of rock, rock'n'roll, slower bluesy numbers and Dr. Feelgood-style r'n'b (which I love obligatory if you come from this part of the world [Lindsay hails from near Southend, the home of Dr. Feelgood - DG]).
The pub was packed out with a lot of dancing going on, terrific atmosphere, and it appears TGOB are well-known in the North London area and beyond a couple of guys had travelled over from Germany to see them, and apparently a couple of nights earlier when they played in Godmanchester 3 fans had come over from Vienna.
Far-removed from the Strawbs experience for sure, but the musicianship was superb, as should be expected with such an experienced line-up (ex-Deep Purple etc.). The gig finished off with an excellent drum solo from Hud which was spellbinding to watch from a few feet away.
Hud introduced us to most of the band and partners, all an incredibly friendly bunch who were delighted to hear of our Strawbs' heritage leading us to the gig and we ended up tearing ourselves away long after closing time. TGOB are definitely on our list for another fun evening some time.
I'd never met Simon Bishop who also plays with High Society before he mentioned that HS have a gig at the Rattan and Rush tearooms just before Christmas. Could be a possibility too