a legendary blues band from Bolton, England!


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Posted by thenighttrain on November 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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The legendary “NIGHT TRAIN” from the Bolton area arrived at’ BJ’s station’ at full steam, and entertained the passengers with a pleather of classic blues covers, just the ticket, and mixed these with several original works from the bands previous albums. While we are on the subject of albums the band’s new album entitled “The Silence Spoke” is due for release very soon. The band have an association stretching over the last 25 years or so and have built up over that time a solid reputation and are a popular blues band here in the Northwest. Alec Martin the band’s ‘Station Master’ and lead vocalist, also plays slide guitar, and blues harp is also the bands principal writer of songs, which gives the band something extra to include into their vast repertoire. The bands original works were “Death Angel” “She Said Yeah” “Shadow of the Night and “Howlin’ for my Baby” gave us just a glimpse of Alec’s capabilities, as a writer. The many covers they did were the likes of “Gloria” “I Put a Spell On You”” I Just Want to Make Love To You” “Little Red Rooster” “Troubles” “Louise” “Night Train” (1952) and many more that set us on course for a mighty journey through the best of the blues. Chief engineer and lead guitarist Wally Rumsey on his 1960s ‘Strat’ played as sharp as a needle and fuelling the ‘Night Train’ was chief stoker, bass guitarist Tony ‘Mad dog’ Backhouse and senior signal operator keeping them on schedule was drummer Rob Pusey. The bands web site for further information is Yes we were all aboard the NIGHT TRAIN right to the end of the line.

Keith Blackledge.

National and International Music Reviewer.

BJ's Blues Club, Chorley

Posted by thenighttrain on November 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

These guys have waited a long time for a much deserved slot at BJ’s. The band have been ‘riding the blinds’ for over twenty years now and have built up a great reputation for delivering high quality atmospheric blues rock. Apart from their interpretations of standards & classics I feel that their hidden strength lies within the superb song writing abilities of front man Alec Martin who adds depth and extra dimension to their repertoire.

They also have a new CD out now!

Can’t wait for this one!

Check them out at

Please arrive early if you want a seat!!

Bowling Green, Horwich August 4th 2012

Posted by thenighttrain on August 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Review of the night.



To Alec and the guys!!

You rocked the place silly!!

Feedback has been amazing - this crowd loved you!

Thank you once again for a truly amazing night!!

Nic & Jay xxxxx

Beaumont Arms via FB

Posted by thenighttrain on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to all who came on Saturday night to enjoy the brilliant blues band Night Train & special guests, was great music, one customer said he could have been in any venue in the world was class act especially for a pub!! ( i think that was a compliment)!! If you missed Night Train this time watch out for them returning at the end of the year.

DyingtoRide Ride @ Squiers Cafe, Leeds

Posted by thenighttrain on June 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)






Dolphin Entertainments Chicago

Posted by thenighttrain on May 15, 2012 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Blues, the way it should be!...Dolphin Entertainment Group (Chicago)

The Railway Venue, Bolton

Posted by thenighttrain on April 24, 2012 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Railway Venue Bolton Brilliant! What a band! .... Loved it :)

Night Train excelled!

Posted by thenighttrain on March 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We've had bands on at our pub for over 5 years now but we can honestly say they are one of the top acts around. Most bands are content merely to play covers, but these guys are true musicians. Amazing how they take the crowd with them.

Wanna go for a ride? Yes we do, and have rebooked them. Highly recommended!

Talbot Rock, Blackpool

Posted by thenighttrain on March 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks from us all Talbot Rock Blackpool to "Night Train" for a real Kick Ass night these guys really rocked the Club, Brilliant, we'll Def have them back

via email from US tourist!!

Posted by thenighttrain on December 13, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Alic Am holiday in Chester from USA seen ur gigg the other nyt in the hangman it was amazing