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  • Bullfrog Blues Club - Good Frday March 29th 2002


Mick Downs - guitars
Rich Ashmore - drums
Andy Flitcroft - sax
Tim Downs - keyboards & harmonica
Jerry Downs - bass
"Their dynamism and exceptional musicianship would be enough to mark out Reconsider as something special, but the fact is that no other band in the UK is doing what Reconsider are doing. Their sophisticated brand of modern blues draws inspiration both from the funky and brassy sound of such legendary Memphis performers as Albert King, and from the fearsome Texas guitar style of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins. Throw in some jazz influence and you have a group of players who are set to establish their own unique brand of blues for the 21st century. A young band who know how to funk it up. Tremendous vocals from the beautiful Fliss, with jump-jive, boogie-woogie, jazz, soul & downhome blues. These guys can do it. And how!"

Reconsider were the opening act at Bishopstock Festival and featured on the Bishopstock Festival CD "Keeping the Faith".

Debut CD album "Leaving Bourbon Street" (Produced by Bob Ross)

  1. "Right Here" (Fliss Dowling)
  2. "Flowers" (Mick Downs)
  3. "Front Page Blues" (Mick Downs)
  4. "You Don't Mean That Much To Me" (Mick Downs)
  5. "The Shower's Drippin' (Mick Downs)
  6. "You Got a Hold Over Me" (Mick Downs)
  7. "Cold Heart" (Mick Downs)
  8. "Na Na Na Hey" (Fliss Dowling)
  9. "Boogie Time at the El Mocambo" (Mick Downs)
  10. "Saviour" (Mick Downs)
  11. "Come Over Here and Kiss Me" (Mick Downs)
  12. "Keep On Believing" (Fliss Dowling)
  13. "Saving Grace" (Mick Downs)
  14. "Love Train" (Mick Downs) Fliss Dowling - Vocals

What the reviews said....

  • "....pristinely recorded, entirely shows they can really hack it, can't wait to see them live.....cleaner than clean production...."
    (Blueprint Magazine)
  • "....I just had to give this CD a plug.....the band have released this quite excellent album themselves.......a fine production job matches the quality of the music which blends blues, soul and jazz quite superbly...."
    (Jethro Tull Magazine)
  • "....this is their first album and what a start....the CD is subtle, mellow, seductive, swinging, soothing and well written...."
    (Blues Matters Magazine)
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