Reviews

Army and Navy, Chelmsford | 21st September 2002

‘Are You Experienced?’ Another tribute act to get “BAND OF THE WEEK”. I have never really rated Hendrix, but by watching these so accurately portray their heroes, it made me appreciate how ahead of his time he was. I even bought the ‘Best Of’ CD the next day, something the Hamsters tribute shows have never…Read more Army and Navy, Chelmsford | 21st September 2002

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The Troubadour, London | 22nd September 2012

At the end of the Are You Experienced? Jimi Hendrix Anniversary gig at The Troubadour on 22 September 2012, Keith Altham stated “John is the closest thing to Jimi i’ve seen. He has the whole vibe going. Keith Altham Keith Altham is credited with being the one who first suggesting to Jimi Hendrix that he…Read more The Troubadour, London | 22nd September 2012

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The Boisdale, Canary Wharf | 11th May 2012

Almost seven years had passed since my brother-in-law Al and myself journeyed to watch “Are You Experienced?”. The venue that night was a cold, disused room in an American Themed Complex right on my doorstep in Romford. This place has now been completely revamped although has lost a lot of it’s character and authenticity. Have…Read more The Boisdale, Canary Wharf | 11th May 2012

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The Troubadour, London | 23rd September 2011

What a great night! Again. The weekend of 17/18 September has turned into an annual commemoration of Jimi Hendrix’s impact on London, and London’s impact on Hendrix. The date marks the anniversary of Hendrix’s death in the city in 1970. It’s truly remarkable that 41-years on Hendrix can still sell out Earls Court’s Troubadour Club;…Read more The Troubadour, London | 23rd September 2011

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The Melkweg, Amsterdam | February 2010

From the first notes of “Stone Free”, you see Jimi. They sound just like Hendrix with the Marshall amplifiers and the feedback, Campbell even has the typical Jimi mannerisms that most of us only know from the various Hendrix live DVDs: it’s all there. The band is a close resemblance of the original. The Blues…Read more The Melkweg, Amsterdam | February 2010

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Rhodes Rock 2010

Are You Experienced? Wow! I mean wow! John Campbell’s set was a revelation. I need to set the scene here first. I had run into John a number of times before seeing him play. In the town and at Socrates bar etc. Had several conversations with him. Hardly understood a word of what he was…Read more Rhodes Rock 2010

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Virgin Atlantic Barbados Music Festival | Autumn 2009

The Virgin Atlantic Barbados Music Festival has been offering music, rum and fun on a small but beautiful southern corner of the island for three years now, and though you don’t have to try too hard to entice people to this kind of setting, a stellar musical line-up helped seal the deal. Friday night saw…Read more Virgin Atlantic Barbados Music Festival | Autumn 2009

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BBC Arena | April 2009

Filming eight tribute bands in three days was a blast. Almost everyone from Arena took a turn at shooting and when John Campbell was up on stage, we glanced at each other in disbelief as he went so deftly and with such brio from The Star Spangled Banner into Purple Haze. We were buzzing for…Read more BBC Arena | April 2009

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