Wednesday, September 27, 2006


The warm and friendly ambiance of the Victoria Vaults in York, welcomed the “Blueflies” for a memorable Sunday afternoon gig. Freddie Mercury had his audience spellbound owing to his voice, Miles achieves the same through his guitar playing. With the incredible dexterity of his fingers, Miles becomes a magician of the fretboard. If Miles ever produced an “average” performance, it would still be Hendrix-esque to anyone else. With stand-in Bass guitairist Paul Baxter showing what a talented musician he is, and the legendary Drummer “Fatha”, like the good wine he drinks, getting better with age, this was a musical treat to saviour. With a mixture of covers and some of their own classics, the appreciative audience enjoyed favourites, such as ‘Sex Machine’, ‘Trecherous Kicks’ and ‘Sinner Man’. Coupled with the wonderful venue, this was a gig which passed as quick as an EP, when you wanted to listen to a Box Set. If you’re a budding guitarist and you want to see a genius in action, catch Miles the next time he plays.