BLIND DEAD MCJONES BAND
SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST - CASK CORNER - 10.30PM-;LATE
Blind Dead McJones was never a fan of being in the spotlight, no number 1 singles, cheesy videos or appearances on celebrity cooking programmes. A true Bluesman in every sense of the word, living a life on the road shrouded in mystery. Some say he died years ago in an agriculture related accident, some say he is part of the keyzer soze family and some say he now makes Halloween costumes for dogs. One thing we know for sure is he is responsible for bringing together the blues rock behemoth that is The Blind Dead McJones Band.
Back in 2008 McJones was a lost and tortured soul, wandering the earth just like Kane in Kung Fu. Battling with his demons and struggling to keep going through the Hell that is the music business. All he needed was a friendly face, a pack of smokes and something to help him once again shake the earth to its very core, bring grown men to tears, turn sophisticated women once again into sreaming schoolgirls, and well and truly cement his place alongside the Gods.
He found all this and more when he met…
Ben “Buddy” Slack – Andy “The Cake” Johnson
– Steve “Wee-Man” Nixon
“The Boys” are three of the finest young musicians in their
price range. Nobody knows exactly why McJones decided to
switch from working with battle hardened top of the line
professional musicians to these three. Maybe it was their
youthful enthusiasm, their quirky sense of humour, their
undying love of the music and performing, the raw
magnetism of Ben’s beard, most likely he was just a bit
strapped for cash. Whatever his reasons were he took the
boy’s under his wing like a goddamn chicken and educated
them in his ways, raised them as his own and turned them
into the best backing band he could afford.