Lakeside Holiday Park.
November 19th 2016
Reviewer: Vicky Bailey
The first thing that jumps out at the audience is that here we have four lovely, likable blokes. Chuckletruck is made up of brothers Stan and Jaime on bass and drums respectively. Dad Jeff is on guitar and his son Lee is on guitar and keyboards.
This is a tight family band unit, which is enough to restore anyone’s faith in family togetherness and sheer talent.
The guys gave us a very strong 45-minute set, comprising songs from the 60’s and 70’s, with some good old fashioned comedy thrown in for good measure. When required, it is clear that these guys are more than capable of dropping the comedy altogether and going through a huge musical repertoire.
With the audience in the palms of their hands throughout, the lads brought us more music from times gone by. As the set moved on the large audience witnessed some great musicianship, with all the guys taking turns to play the drums, which featured a great solo by Jaime, revealing incredible talent.
The atmosphere built and built into a great crescendo of music and laughter. The audience were all on their feet by then and I for one had my breath taken away.
What else is so refreshing is to see a band playing completely live. There are no backing tracks, no recorded backing vocals. True live music lovers will certainly appreciate this. The live harmonies during their rendition of Hang on Sloopy, managed to bring the goose-bumps up on my arms.
All in all, this was a night of pure live entertainment ad talent. Bands like Chuckletruck are, in my view, exactly what show business needs.
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