Bucket List Band Draws Capacity Crowd At The Galley Pump

The Hammer’s up-and-coming alt-blues horn ensemble, the Bucket List Blues Band, took the Galley Pump by storm Friday night, August 21st. The 8-piece powerhouse act and their opening 4-piece act Ragg Topp played to an enthusiastic full house performing two powerful sets of rock, RnB and blues classics.

Full house at the Galley Pump. Photo by Bill Watson.

Friday’s event was billed as a Classic Rock and RnB Night. It drew in many Galley Pump regulars and a slew of other fans of Bucket List and Ragg Topp. The success of the night demonstrated that there is a significant following and demand for A-1 performances of the great tunes that the boomer generation (and their kids) know and love. The market for excellent “targeted” live music is alive and thriving here in the Hammer!

Ragg Topp kicked off the night with a cool set that included Sea of Love, Old Time Rock & Roll, Twist & Shout, Spirit in the Sky, Hot, Hot Hot and Wooly Bully.

Ragg Topp opened the show with a great set of danceable tunes.
Eric Hipkiss, John Pope, John Staley, Dave Dalgleish.
Photo by Bill Watson.

Bucket List then took the stage and owned the room. The horn line consisting of Carl Korody (trombone), Dave Baldry (trumpet), and John Godek (tenor sax) was tight and in tune, backed up by a 5-man rhythm section of Glen Brown (drums), Ralph Lefevre (guitar), Russell McAllister (guitar), Dave Dalgleish (keyboards), and John Staley (bass and vocals).

John Staley on bass and vocals.
Photo by Bill Watson.

The Bucket List Horns. Photo by Bill Watson

From left: Carl, Russ, Dave, John, Glen, John, Ralph, Dave.
Photo by Bill Watson.
Glen Brown on drums. Photo by Bill Watson.

The Bucket List band is says thanks! to the approximately 120 people who came to the party. The Galley Pump turned out to be the perfect venue for a hot August night.

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