Eddy going steady

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What’s in a name?

Well, just as Blackpool’s own Black Eddy who are busy trying to make their mark on the Blackpool live music scene.

‘Eddy’ – that’s a fluid dynamics term, not an abbreviation of Edward – are a four-piece formed three years ago . Since then, they’ve played a string of local gigs in and around the Fylde coast including a slot in the battle of the bands contest at the recently revived Blue Room.

Since the band’s birth the line up had changed a little.

But that’s good news for latest member Jay Devine, who stepped in when the band lost their lead man on guitars.

Jay told Resort Beat: “I’d heard they were looking for a new guitarist and I met Warren through a mutual friend. They’d heard me play 
previously and asked to me to join, which was great.”

Along with Jay there’s Warren Brown, 47, on bass , Jamie Cook, 30, lead vocals and Danny Kerr, 30, drums.

So that’s the line-up... but where exactly did the name come from?

Jamie explained:“Our former guitarist got married out in America and we travelled there for the wedding and stayed in a place called Black Eddy. We wanted the name to have some relevance to the trip, and so it stuck.”

With a list of gigs lined up, including a set at The Tache on June 27, the lads insist they’d love to turn their passion for music into a job but it’s not a necessity.

Jay said:“Hopefully, a bit of success will come our way but for now we’ll just keep playing.

“It would be nice to quit our day jobs but I 
believe success is just subjective. It’s really what you make of it that counts.”

The Blue Room Battle of the Bands continues next week.