Supporting the legendary Focus at Bush Hall, London – April 20th 2023 … Unplugged!

long-road-home-focus-bush-hall-london~mv2Well not completely “unplugged”, but it was a stripped-down version of the band who supported Dutch legends, Focus , at London’s Bush Hall last Thursday (20 April). It was just Mike, Derek & Steve who played a short set (which included some experimental bongo work from Mike!) but the audience really seemed to enjoy the performance and “The Wrinkly Rockers Club” gave the band this rather nice review … 

“Sometimes, you put the hours in, and magic happens. And, poor analogy though it may be, it sprung to mind halfway through an evening spent in the company of the magnificent Focus.

But prior to that, we were treated to a thoroughly entertaining, somewhat semi acoustic set by 3/5 of Long Road Home… no keys or drums, but bassist Derek White, guitarist Steve Summers and vocalist Mike Sebbage played 30 or so mins of mostly original Blues Rock material (Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s ‘Ain’t no love in the Heart of City’ – yes; that one – being the only cover) that definitely deserves a bigger listen. And, with a new (debut) album in the immediate offing (which I am sure will be mentioned again in these pages in due course), we’ll all have the chance to do so soon.

One thing that was as amusing as it was impressive was the sound guitarist Summers got from his acoustic when soloing…. you know that bit of Tenacious D’s ‘Tribute’ video when Kyle performs a screaming solo on an acoustic to the bemusement of Dave Grohl’s demon? It was like that! Lord knows what he was feeding it through… or maybe it was the incongruous-looking Strat neck working magic.”

Read the full review here … Long Road Home Review, Bush Hall, London with Focus