The Milk Men Review

Following their recent festival headlining performance in York, the sharp dressed rhythm and blues rockers The Milk Men made a welcome return to Yorkshire and smashed out a riproaring and energetic set of high quality sounds in their sold out appearance in the intimate setting of Leeds Blues Club.

This quartet are gaining a growing reputation on the back of the release of some outstanding and memorable material including on their latest album ‘Holy Cow’ with two singles off the album ‘One Man Band’ which attained the number 1 slot on the Itunes Blues Chart and ‘Hungover’ getting regular radio airplay and lighting up the opening set getting the room bouncing in very quick time.

The sharp appearance of the band epitomises their whole professional approach to their craft. The songs are tightly played starting with a pounding rhythm section featuring Mike Roberts on drums and super cool bass player Lloyd Green on bass while up front Adam Norsworthy provides the driving guitar and Jamie Smy delivers energy a plenty as he struts and bounces across the stage in his slick white jacket in homage to his beloved Leeds United and all within walking distance of Elland Road.

The second set features more fine songs from their earlier albums including ‘Little Miss Attention’ ‘Cheap Seats’ and ‘The Operator’ which Wilko Johnson himself would have been very proud to have produced. The second set and encore concluded with their own take on some classics including ‘Pinball Wizard, ‘Jonny B Goode’ and Summertime Blues’ which skilfully morphed into a mini Status Quo medley finally bringing the house down and encouraging some raucous singing from the enthusiastic crowd.

There is no doubt that The Milk Men are living up to their ever growing reputation as one of the finest blues rock bands on the circuit and on this performance there can be little argument about that.