HARD TO HANDLE


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Profile URL : nwb.co/hardtohandl
Web : www.myspace.com/hardtohandlelive
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Genre : Rock
Location : Manchester

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Review for HARD TO HANDLE @ BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley – 19.03.15 http://nwb.co/hardtohandl

Rockin’ it up at BJ’s ‘Rock in the Blues’ Club, The Minstrel, Chorley were the North West band ‘Hard To Handle’. With their own take on Southern Rock with a good mix of popular covers, they went down a storm.
Fronting the band with a great voice on lead vocals and guitar was Max Cottam with Martin Degaris on guitar and vocals. Keeping the rhythm pounding was Karl Nadin on exceptional bass and Stu Fielden on hard hitting drums.
They kick started the evening with some power rock and a great version of AC/DC’s ‘Long Way To The Top’, then onto the name sake of the band, Otis Redding’s ‘Hard To Handle’. An eclectic mix to follow with Thin Lizzy, Free, Rolling Stones and Stealers Wheel with a dash of Ian Hunter’s ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’ , Free’s ‘I’ll Be Creepin” and a great drum intro on Creedence Clearwater’s ‘Fortunate Son’ to finish the set.
The second set equaled the first with a cracking version of ‘Proud Mary’ followed by AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’. Onto some classic Free with ‘Little Bit Of Love’ and a great take of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. A mix of ZZ Top, Lenny Kravitz, and a compilation including AC/DC, The Beatles, T Rex and Fleetwood Mac. This led to the final number of the evening – Hard To Handle’s version of the Kinks ‘You Really Got Me’, which also included a touch of Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’. A great end to a great set.
A superb evening from a ‘class’ band, with a good mix of music to suit all tastes. We will hopefully see them back next year at BJ’s.

Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive and Independent Reviewer



The Bike N Hound - August 9th 2014
Whoa - what a night. A brilliantly eclectic mix of old and new rock, masterfully played by the most entertaining Hard To Handle. Not only did they have people up and rocking, they even had couples dancing - who'd've thunk it!?
A very warm night, despite the rain, but a lot of hot, sweaty and happy people left the Bike N Hound last night. Here's to you all!

Gigs

DateBandVenueTown
Fri, 05/May HARD TO HANDLE Private Function MC til Sat 6th May
Sun, 14/May HARD TO HANDLE Private Function MC Limoges til 25th
Thu, 25/May HARD TO HANDLE PF (MdeG) - until 8 June 17 Timperley
Thu, 08/Jun HARD TO HANDLE PF (MdeG) - until 8 June 17 Timperley
Sat, 10/Jun HARD TO HANDLE The Hindley Arms Hindley, Wigan
Sat, 17/Jun HARD TO HANDLE Remedy Bar Stockport
Sat, 24/Jun HARD TO HANDLE Rueters Southport
Sat, 01/Jul HARD TO HANDLE The Mount Southport
Sat, 08/Jul HARD TO HANDLE Private Function Leigh MC
Sat, 15/Jul HARD TO HANDLE Baffitos on the Waterfront Preston
Sat, 05/Aug HARD TO HANDLE Rueters Southport
Sat, 19/Aug HARD TO HANDLE Private Function MC til 3rd Sept
Sat, 16/Sep HARD TO HANDLE The Mount Southport
Sat, 23/Sep HARD TO HANDLE Rueters Southport
Sat, 30/Sep HARD TO HANDLE The Quarrybank Timperley
Wed, 11/Oct HARD TO HANDLE The Welcome Inn Prestwich
Sat, 28/Oct HARD TO HANDLE The Ship & Anchor Southport
Sat, 25/Nov HARD TO HANDLE The Mount Southport
Sat, 09/Dec HARD TO HANDLE The Hindley Arms Hindley, Wigan


Repertoire

Song NameArtistTypeLength (mins)
High Voltage AC/DC Cover 5
Rock and Roll Damnation AC/DC Cover 4
Long Way to the Top AC/DC Cover 4
Highway to Hell AC/DC Cover 4
RocknRoll Aint Noise Pollution AC/DC Cover 4
Everything I Need Ainsley Lister Cover 4
Gimme Gimme Bad Company Cover 4
Rock Steady Bad Company Cover 4
Shooting Star Bad Company Cover 4
Can't Get Enough Bad Company Cover 4
Moving On Bad Company Cover 4
Good Lovin Gone Bad Bad Compnay Cover 4
Saw Her Standing There Beatles Cover 4
Day Tripper Beatles Cover 4
Back in the USSR Beatles Cover 4
I Feel Fine Beatles Cover 4
Come Together Beatles Cover 4
A Hard Days Night Beatles Cover 4
Hard To Handle Black Crowes Cover 4
Run to You Bryan Adams Cover 4
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams Cover 4
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Bryan Adams Cover 4
Midnight Hour Commitments Cover 4
Mustang Sally Commitments Cover 4
White Room Cream Cover 4
Learn to Fly Foo Fighters Cover 4
I'll be Creepin Free Cover 4
Little Bit of Love Free Cover 4
Fire & Water Free Cover 4
The Stealer Free Cover 4
The Hunter Free Cover 4
Once Bitten Twice Shy Great White Cover 4
Stuck in The Middle Jeff Healey Cover 4
Fortunate Son Joe Lynn Turner Cover 4
All Summer Long Kid Rock Cover 4
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz Cover 4
Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover 15
Gimme 3 Steps Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover 4
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover 4
Whats Your Name Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover 4
Simple Man Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover 5
Whiskey in The Jar Metallica Cover 4
Rocks Primal Scream Cover 4
Purple Rain Prince Cover 4
Hammer to Fall Queen Cover 4
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones Cover 4
I'm a Believer Smashmouth Cover 4
20th Century Boy T-Rex Cover 4
Don't believe a word Thin Lizzy Cover 4
Rosalie Thin Lizzy Cover 4
You Really Got Me Van Halen Cover 4
Tush ZZ Top Cover 4
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Cover 4
La Grange ZZ Top Cover 4


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