Back in the
bleak 80's two bands stood out on the live circuit like beacons on
a dark landscape, Chuck Farley and The Monday Band
In the early 80's Steve Simpson's
Chuck Farley doubled as Roger Chapman's band The Shortlist, and carved
out a huge niche for themselves in the UK with a Country Rock and
R&B feel, best summed up as Little Feat meets Ry Cooder.
Chuck Farley changed their moniker
briefly to the Riffburglars to record two all star albums with Roger
Chapman. Both CD’S, “The Funny Cider Sessions” and “Swag” will be
available on the night. Chuck Farley also recorded a live vinyl album
in its own name. A few years later, Steve teamed up with ace guitarist
Papa George and the twin guitar led Monday Band was born.
Sadly the latter band never recorded
but now twenty years on, the two bands will merge again to form a
single super group for this special 3rd Boom Boom Anniversary
note from Pete Feenstra**
In nearly 25 years of promoting
live music in London, the name Steve Simpson has consistently been
linked with quality bands from Bill Esher & The Beacons, Meal
Ticket, Chuck Farley, Heart & Soul to Ronnie Lane, Roger Chapman &
Eric Bibb. Every successive band was a classy
affair but none will be so fondly remembered as Chuck Farley, the
perfect band in fact for out 3rd Anniversary Show!
Tell your friends and let’s raise
a glass to a great band celebrating a great venue!!!