Review of Charlie Speed - 14th May 2006 © Paul Abraham
Charlie Speeds through the New Roscoe
After struggling through a long illness, Charlie Speed came back to The New Roscoe for the first time this year looking fitter and healthier than he has done for a long time. From playing the first chord of the night to the last, Charlie was back to his best, and gave the crowd what they wanted, and much more besides. Playing tracks from his last album “Sugarhills”, including Sleep And Me Apart, and Coffee, Tea and Coke to the Charlie Speed classics, “Ten Years Old” and “Walk Away”, this was Charlie and his band performing at a level that very few bands can aspire to. With arguably the regions best drummer in Roy Whyke, Bass guitarist Jon Short, Jon Burr on Harps and the brilliant Johnnie Hardcastle on Guitars and Lap Steel, this is a formidable line up that knits tightly to Charlie’s guitar skills and vocals, the music fans of Leeds will be cheering today, knowing that Charlie Speed is back!