Duo set to keep Blues Brothers music alive

The Booze Brothers, Mike Jackson and Andy Creevy.
The Booze Brothers, Mike Jackson and Andy Creevy.

The music from The Blues Brothers is as loved today as it was in 1980 when the classic film first exploded onto screens.

Now two Morecambe singers are out to keep the legacy of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd alive in 2015.

Mike Jackaon and Andy Creevy have reformed The Booze Brothers, a tribute to Belushi and Aykroyd’s characters Jake and Elwood.

Longtime friends and regulars on the local music scene, Mike and Andy will don the iconic hats, dark glasses and suits in a 90-minute show of songs, audience participation, comedy and of course, the boys’ signature tune ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love’.

They have three big gigs coming up in Morecambe and are also taking the act out on tour.

“We’ve both always loved the film and it’s one of those films that will always be there,” said Mike.

“There’s something about two men in hats and the glasses, even people who don’t know the film know the songs. Even children sing along.”

Known as ‘Jack’ and ‘Daniel’, Mike and Andy will perform at Smokey O’Connor’s on February 20, at the Trimpell Club on March 8 and the Royal Bar on Morecambe seafront on June 6.

Mike is perhaps best known locally for his residency as a DJ, singer and karaoke host at Smokey’s, while Andy is best known as front man of the Reggie Mental Band.

For more details see www.topnite.org.uk