Fans at a sold out show in Newcastle witness the return of their favorite blues brothers, Alan and Stevie Nimmo.
The Nimmo Brothers have each enjoyed much success with their own respective projects in recent years; Alan with King King and brother Stevie with his trio. Despite each of their solo careers, the Nimmo Brothers are still going strong. They celebrated a recent win in the Best Band category of the British Blues Awards and embarked upon an extensive tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the band.
What you get with The Nimmo Brothers is two of the UK’s finest blues guitarists, and there is no shortage of their brilliance in tonight’s set. The rhythm section features long-serving bass player Mat Beable, who has been with the band for almost a decade and Wayne Proctor on drums, also of King King.
With so much fire in their playing, particularly on the likes of “Long Way From Everything” and “All I Want”, Alan Nimmo quips, “Not bad for a Sunday night out.” Every song is greeted with rapturous applause from the audience.
Going back to the origins of the group, The Nimmo Brothers launch into the slide-tastic “Reason To Believe” from their days as The Blackwater Blues Band to which Stevie Nimmo remarks, “That was a lot easier 20 years ago.”
Wayne Proctor kicks off the beat to “Black Cat Bone.” The track has an almost Albert King quality to it and the crowd frantically claps along. The band is having nearly as much fun as the crowd. Just to keep it interesting for themselves, Alan and Stevie choose to lock arms as they play each others guitars, much to the crowds pleasing.
With the audience wanting more, the band closes the set with a spellbinding rendition of the Whitesnake/Bobby Bland number, “Ain’t No Love in The Heart of the City.”
Still standing after all this time, The Nimmo Brothers are stronger than ever. Here’s to the next 20 years.