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bucetti1
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:33:14 AM
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Hugh put on a superb concert on Tuesday night.
With the backing of a crack band,Hugh's clear love of blues was infectious.
Witty,talented and musically adept, Hugh would fit in perfectly at Bluesfest.


When they go low-we go high.
bronwyndalley
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:48:16 AM
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Hmm, each to their own I guess. I saw them in wellington the night before bluesfest started. The band was fine, esp the horn section, but personally I found Hugh's Lord Percy foppish self-deprecating routine pretty tiresome after a while. I didn't think there was very much to his voice and thought he would be way out of his depth at bluesfest.
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:35:05 AM

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Hugh Laurie: Copper Bottom Blues
SBS HD, 3:00pm, Sat, 3 May 2014, 55 minutes
REPEAT
The actor and musician delves into the history of the blues in America as he performs a series of gigs across the US, starting in New York and ending on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, where one of his idols, Professor Longhair, once gave a concert. Along the way, the 'House' star reveals why he has such a passion for the genre, visits the studios of Ray Charles, meets Muddy Waters' son Mud Morganfield and duets with Jools Holland. Hugh's long-time friend and collaborator Stephen Fry also makes an appearance



greybeard
Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 5:32:46 PM

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http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/64498243991/Hugh-Laurie-Copper-Bottom-Blues



Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
mpember
Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:56:15 PM

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Saw them last night in Sydney. The 'doco' doesn't do justice to just how great a band they are on stage. They each have their strengths and they know how to play off each other to great a fantastic sound. The trombone player he has with him (Elizabeth Lea) has an amazing stage-presence. It was well worth the drive up from Melbourne (his Melbourne date conflicted with Bluesfest).
normastijk
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:15:16 PM
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Also saw them Monday night in Sydney. Hugh Laurie's voice may not appeal to all, and while it can reasonably be called a vanity project, it is more than that. The band is a cracking outfit, and Hugh Laurie is no slouch himself, and they put on a most entertaining show IMHO. I didn't notice anyone not enjoying themselves.
mpember
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 1:47:29 PM

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normastijk wrote:
Also saw them Monday night in Sydney


Were you in the mandatory dancing area? Unfortunately, we were upstairs in the "no dancing" area.
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