I last saw Nine Below Zero last May at the Cluny and their onstage performance blew me away. So the opportunity to see them again was not to be passed up. This gig was a little different, with a selection of songs the lads recorded with tonight's guest Ben Water's as well as a few Nine Below Zero standards.
Another change, as well as the addition of a boogie woogie piano from Ben was some sax from Ben's son Tom. At only 13 Tom is an accomplished blues saxophonist and impressed the crowd no end.
This was an outstanding performance which had me smiling all the way though, while trying to handle my camera, a beer and dance at the same time. Nine Below Zero are blues-rock experts with every one of them an exemplary musician.
After 4 decades in the game Nine Below Zero still show their love for the genre and clearly enjoy their live work. This is what makes every gig a corker. This crowd left very happy.
If you missed them this time they are back in Newcastle next month supporting The Stranglers, on their 40th Anniversary Tour at the O2 Academy on March 14th. You can buy tickets online here or save yourself a booking fee and get them direct from the box office using cash...I would always advise this if you can do it.