Stalwart band in a blues special

The Hexmen - Marine Hall visit
The Hexmen - Marine Hall visit
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WYRE Blues is back at The Marine Hall on The Esplanade in Fleetwood tomorrow.

Blues band The Hexmen (above) are a product of the post-punk creative maelstrom of Liverpool in the early 1980s.

Singer, session blues-harp player and frontman George Hexman, founded the band, joining forces with major movers and shakers of the scouse music scene.

The band’s backbone is blues based certainly, but one of the defining qualities of The Hexmen has always been energy.

The quality of blues played tends to have an aggressive edge which owes a lot to punk – not surprisingly as many of the players involved in the band cut their teeth on punk in the late 70s and early 80s.

However, the music is in many ways also a reprise of the amphetamine-fuelled rhythm and blues that came out of London’s pub circuit in the 70s.

That music, borrowing from Chicago Blues and British Beat was also heavily influenced by the London Mod scene.

The Hexmen are playing at Wyre Blues at The Marine Hall, Fleetwood tomorrow starting at 9pm.

Tickets £3. More details, (01253) 887693.