The final live music Sunday Session was packed at Broomfield Park, Palmers Green on 24 August 2008 was bright and sunny when RoXi and the Blue Cats kicked off their first of three sets packed with blues!

From the mellow Still Got The Blues to stomping Long Grey Mare the band were getting the crowd jumping to the music. RoXi was in fine voice switching from full on growling powerhouse during I Just Want To Make Love To You to hauntingly emotive vocals for Still Got The Blues to fun and playful on Be My Baby, accompanied by deputising lead guitarist Steve Burrows.

Rick on rhythm guitar provided backing vocals on several tracks and performed his own track Wake Up Blues. Bass player Phil Plant is a pretty cool songwriter and his song My Baby Says has become a favorite of the audience as well as the band who clearly enjoy playing it! There were plenty of familiar tracks like Stevie Ray Vaughn's Pride & Joy, John Mayall's Ain't Got You, Don't Start Me Talking by Sonny Boy Williamson and B.B. King's Every Day I Have The Blues that had us all bopping!

During the intervals local singer / songwriter Jim Dawson kept eveyone entertained with a selection of folk, pop and original songs accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Jim's voice is easy on the ear and he uses his musical talents to great affect ... anyone who can get away with combining tracks by Pink Floyd and The Beatles alongside their own equally strong material in a acoustic setting is more than just deceptively good!

A rousing Tore Down from the band got everyone rocking from the start of the second set, which was swiftly followed by Long Term Unemployed Blues, pretty apt in this dire financial climate and one of RoXi's original tracks! There were some great arrangements of It Hurts Me To, an old Elmore James track and Mustang Sally where all the band members had the chance to solo!

After another relaxing interval with Jim Dawson, the band had us jumping to I Feel Good, Before You Accuse Me, Gimme Some Lovin', Mercy and Rock Me Right before totally wearing us out with a wicked version of Move Over and yet again ending the afternoon with their showstopping rendition of Ball and Chain. An incredibly good end to the Sunday Sessions!

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