Bass Bob joins blues band

photo-composite by Liv Cawston
photo-composite by Liv Cawston

POPULAR local bass player Bob Walker is joining York blues band TC and the Moneymakers for their next two gigs at Scarborough Blues Club.

“Bob is a great bass player and got to know Tom Cocks and the Moneymakers while acting as our sound engineer, so he was a natural choice when they realised their regular bass player was going to be absent for a couple of weeks,” says club spokesman Mark Horsley. 

“Bob knows virtually every note of the band’s set list and is probably one of the most versatile bass players I know. He has been a professional musician for over 30 years and, in addition to being a mainstay of the local jazz club, performs throughout the UK in a number of other bands”.

TC and the Moneymakers, on the other hand, are a relatively new harmonica-led blues band but have already gained an excellent reputation for house-rocking performances and high-energy sets. They play a mixture of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, 1950s Chicago blues and west-coast swing. 

They play every Friday night at the Blues Club at the Cask until the end of the summer holidays.

They normally feature Tom Cocks on harmonica and vocals, Karl Moon on lead guitar, Lee Parry on bass and Andy Westbrook on drums but, for the next two Fridays, Bob will be deputising for Lee.