Friday 21 July 2017

Georgie Fame
and The Blue Flames

plus Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders

Adult £32.50 / Child £17.00

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Find out more about the artists below:

We are excited that jazz and R&B stalwarts, Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames, will be playing at Hampton Pool this summer. It’s set to be a great night with favourite classics from their long-standing back catalogue of songs and instrumental pieces – and from last year’s well-received Swan Song CD.

Read on to find out more about the dazzling careers of these world-class acts...
With a 50-year career under his belt, Georgie Fame continues to perform his unique blend of jazz/rhythm and blues for live audiences at clubs and festivals all over Europe.

He’s at home playing in the company of jazz groups and big bands, orchestras, rock groups and his own band, The Blue Flames. He also has the recording track record to prove it. As a sideman, he’s recorded with Gene Vincent, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Any Fairweather-Low, Bill Wyman and Van Morrison. He has also recorded 20 albums and 14 hit singles.

His influences include Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonius Monk, Betty Carter, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Smith, Booker T, Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, Jon Hendricks, Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Sonny Rollins, Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

Where it all began
Born Clive Powell in 1943, Georgie Fame was just 16 when his musical talents were spotted and Rory Blackwell offered him a full-time job with Rory and the Blackjacks. In the same year (1959), Blackwell arranged an audition for him with impresario Larry Parnes. He was promptly hired as a backing pianist for Parnes’ ‘stable’ of singers. Parnes renamed him “Georgie Fame” and the name has stuck, even though he veered away from the pop career Parnes had in mind for him to take the road to jazz and blues.

Fame was still only 16 and had toured Britain and played alongside Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Tony Sheridan, Freddie Canon, Jerry Keller, Dickie Pride and Joe Brown, amongst many others.

Birth of The Blue Flames
During this formative part of Fame’s career, Billy Fury selected four musicians, including Fame, for his personal backing group. The ‘Blue Flames’ were born. In late 1961, the band and Fury parted company.

Recent press quotes
‘(5 stars) As the title suggests, this is Georgie Fame’s final album. It’s so full of life, energy and bright ideas that it doesn’t seem possible...There are instrumental pieces as well as songs, with sparkling solos from long-serving members of The Blue Flames, including Guy Barker, Alan Skidmore and Anthony Kerr. Beautiful. ’ The Observer, (Dave Gelly), November 15, 2015

‘Georgie Fame sounds as young and fresh as he did when he first burst on the London scene in the 1960s..."My Ship", which closes the album, finds him in valedictory mood, but the melancholy here is tinged with the delight and sweetness that have always been so evident in this much-loved and underrated British music star.’ The Arts Desk, (Mark Kidel), November 1, 2015

‘Georgie Fame sounds as young and fresh as he did when he first burst on the London scene in the 1960s..."My Ship", which closes the album, finds him in valedictory mood, but the melancholy here is tinged with the delight and sweetness that have always been so evident in this much-loved and underrated British music star.’ The Arts Desk, (Mark Kidel), November 1, 2015

Career highlights

1959 – became full-time member of Rory and the Blackjacks
1959 – hired as backing singer by Larry Parnes
1959 – joined The Blue Flames, the backing band for Billy Fury
1962 – Blue Flames took up three-year residency at Soho’s Flamingo Club
1963 – recorded first album with The Blue Flames live at the Flamingo – Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo
1965-1967 – No.1 UK Singles hit with Yeh Yeh, Getaway and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
1967-1968 – successful tours of UK and Europe, included singing with the Count Basie Orchestra
1970-1973 – worked in partnership with Alan Price (former keyboard player with The Animals) – led to TV guest appearances and UK hit single Rosetta
1974 – reformed The Blue Flames
1981 – co-produced and performed with jazz vocalist, Annie Ross, on the album in In Hoagland featuring Hoagy Carmichael
1988 – produced album No Worries with Aussie Blue Flames
1989 – recorded album A Portrait to Chet, dedicated to jazz trumpeter Chet Baker
1989 – started recording and touring with Van Morrison. Played Hammond organ on Van’s Avalon
1990 – signed with producer Ben Sidran’s Go Jazz Records
1991 – released Cool Cat Blues, an album featuring Van Morrison, Jon Hendricks, Boz Scaggs, Will Lee, Robben Ford, Richard Tee, Bob Malach
1992 – released follow-up album The Blues and Me, featuring Dr John, Phil Woods, Stanley Turrentine and Grady Tate
1992 – recorded album Endangered Species with Danish Radio Big Band
1993 – album City Life released featuring Fame, Madeleine Bell and BBC Big Band
1994 – a unique album Three Line Whip Will Carling featuring Fame’s sons, guitarist Tristan and drummer James released – also featuring other current Blue Flames Guy Barker, Alan Skidmore, and Anthony Kerr, and Peter King, Steve Gregory, Brian Odgers and Steve Gray
1995-1996 – co-produced and performed How Long Has This Been Going On and Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison
1997 – Name Droppin’, another Three Line Whip album was released, having been recorded
at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London during one of their residencies, again with current Blue Flames: Tristran Powell, James Powell, Guy Barker, Alan Skidmore and Anthony Kerr
1998 – follow-up album Walking Wounded released recorded during the same residency sessions
1997 – became founding member of Bill Wyman’s band The Rhythm Kings – five CDs and several tours followed
1999 – hosted his own six-week BBC Radio series including The Blue Flames and special guests Madeleine Bell, Bill Wyman, Zoot Money, Peter King, Steve Gray and Claire Martin
2000 – Fame’s critically acclaimed album Poet in New York voted best Jazz Vocal album by the Academie du Jazz in France
2001 – Relationships, another Three Line Whip album released
2001 – Compilation CD Funny How Time Slips Away: The Pye Anthology

Current members

Guy Barker (trumpet)
Guy Jeffrey Barker MBE (born 26 December 1957) is an English jazz trumpeter and composer. Barker was born in Chiswick, London, the son of an actress and a stuntman. He started playing the trumpet at the age of 12, and within a year had joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. After lessons from Clark Terry in 1975, Barker went on in the 1980s to play with John Dankworth, Gil Evans (with whose orchestra he toured and recorded in 1983), Lena Horne and Bobby Watson.
Barker was a member of Clark Tracey’s quintet from 1984 to 1992, and continues to play with Tracey. As a sideman he has played with many major musicians and groups, including Ornette Coleman, Carla Bley, Georgie Fame, James Carter, Mike Westbrook, Frank Sinatra, Colin Towns, Natalie Merchant, ABC, The The, Haircut One Hundred, Erasure, Chris Botti, Wham!, Kajagoogoo, The Housemartins, Matt Bianco, Alphaville, The Style Council, The Moody Blues, Sting, Bucks Fizz, Mike Oldfield, Cleo Laine, Acoustic Alchemy, XTC and Stan Tracey.

Previously, his own band has featured an international mix of musicians – Perico Sambeat (alto saxophone; Spain), Bernardo Sassetti (piano; Portugal), Geoff Gascoyne (bass, United Kingdom), and Gene Calderazzo (drums; United States).

More recently he has toured the Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra – a 15-piece big band featuring Rosario Giuliani (alto saxophone; Italy) and Per Johansson (tenor saxophone; Sweden) – performing DZF, a reworking of Mozart’s Magic Flute with Michael Brandon narrating the story as a Raymond Chandler style pulp fiction novel, retold by Robert Ryan.

Guy Barker was Musical Director / Arranger for the opening gala concert ‘Jazz Voice: Celebrating a century of song’ at the London Jazz Festival annually from 2008 to 2014. He was also Musical Director / Arranger on a number of BBC Radio 2 Friday night is music night shows featuring the Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra with the BBC Concert Orchestra, celebrating the music of Billie Holiday / Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn / Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield / Jazz Royalty to celebrate the Wedding of William and Kate.

Barker was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to jazz He was awarded the BASCA/PRS Gold Badge in 2013.

Alan Skidmore (sax)
Alan Skidmore began his professional career at 16 and toured with comedian Tony Hancock early on. In the mid to late 1960s, he worked with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Ronnie Scott’s group. In the 1970s, he was part of Keith Tippett’s jazz fusion big band project Centipede and worked – among others – with Soft Machine, The Nice, Graham Collier, Brotherhood of Breath, Mike Gibbs, Elton Dean, Kate Bush and Curved Air. Since then he has played with many blues and jazz musicians, including Chick Corea, Alexis Korner, Georgie Fame, and the Van Morrison band. In 1977 he was in Lala Kovačev’s avant-garde jazz quartet European Jazz Consensus with Gerd Dudek and Adelhard Roidinger. The group released two albums the same year entitled Four for Slavia and Morning Rise.

His first album under his own name was 1969’s Once Upon a Time. On this and his other albums, there’s and audible John Coltrane influence, especially on his 1988 album Tribute to ’trane, and 1998’s After the Rain, orchestral settings of tunes that had been recorded (and some of them written) by Coltrane. In 1973, he co-founded the all-saxophone ensemble S.O.S. with John Surman and Mike Osborne. At the end of the apartheid regime he went to South Africa to record with musicians from the percussion group Amampondo, including pianist Simpiwe Matole, playing modern jazz over a texture of African percussion and chants.

Anthony Kerr (vibes)
Anthony Kerr is regarded by many as the most exciting vibraphone player in jazz today. Having spent two years studying and performing in New York in the 1980s, he then moved to London to perform and record with many great musicians including George Shearing, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame, Claire Martin, Louis Stewart, Mike Westbrook, Peter King and Norma Winstone. He was voted best instrumentalist in the 1994 British Jazz Awards and has also won nominations in the ’Rising Star’ category in 1995, 1996 and 1998. First Cry, his debut album for which he composed the music and collaborated with singer / lyricist Jacqui Dankworth, was hailed as ’a remarkable leap in the dark’ by the Observer and reached number three in the Virgin Jazz Charts. His second album, Now Hear This, which was recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s Club, was released in 1997. He also currently works as a session musician, and has been commissioned to write for television and radio.

James Powell (drums)
While many musicians are likely to claim that they could have been famous, here is one who could have been Fame itself. Some performers who have undergone name changes also use the stage surname for their children; had British blues keyboardist and singer Georgie Fame done that, James Powell would have been ‘James Fame’ and his brother Tristan Powell would have been ‘Tristan Fame’. The Fame name was originally concocted in the early ’60s by rock and roll manager Larry Parnes, who as a rule altered the names of all his clients, fully believing that the music business had no place for such normalcy as the name Clive Powell. Both sons have been involved in musical projects with the latter artist, presumably calling him something like ‘Dad’ rather than ‘Georgie’ or ‘Clive’. Drummer James Powell and guitarist Tristan Powell have worked with their father in his Georgie Fame Trio since the ’90s, appearing on several superb collections, including Three Line Whip and Walking Wounded.

Tristan Powell (guitar)
He began his career at 19 as an engineer at EMI’s Abbey Rd Studios during the transition from analogue to digital formats. He has worked with many iconic artists in classical, jazz and pop and has been ’the sound’ behind platinum-selling and Mercury-nominated albums. Artists include Pink Floyd, Van Morrison and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. He has also been the ’go to’ for digital re-mastering of 50’s/60’s classic recordings.

Tristan was recently technical and music curator for the Mayfair club Loulou’s at 5 Hertford Street and is a regular guitarist in the Grammy-nominated band World Party and lifetime member of Georgie Fame’s Blue Flames, touring internationally as a musician or live sound engineer and in some cases, both… at the same time!

Alec Dankworth (bass)
Alec Dankworth’s earliest musical influences came from his parents: vocalist Cleo Laine and saxophonist / composer John Dankworth. The house was a constant hive of musical activity, with rehearsals and performances in the Stables Theatre next door and music camps in the fields below. Their large record collection covered all sorts of genres from jazz and classical to pop and rock. Alec listened to any vinyl record with an interesting cover, including Sonny Rollins The Bridge, still a personal favourite to this day. The Dankworths often performed as a family; in 1980 Alec joined the Cleo Laine/John Dankworth quintet, touring the USA, Australia and Europe, and in the ’90s Alec co-led the Alec and John Dankworth Generation Band, which combined British jazz musicians from two generations. In 2001, Alec worked once again with his parents, and in 2009 with sister Jacqui Dankworth.

These days Alec’s daughter Emily Dankworth is also continuing the family tradition by performing with Alec’s World Spirit group.

Career highlights: In Alec’s professional career he has worked with an array of musicians that reflect his love of music from all genres. In the ’80s he worked with Tommy Chase, The Clark Tracey Quintet, Jean Toussaint, Michael Garrick, Stephanne Grappelli, Tommy Smith, and Alan Barnes. He also made a duet recording with Nigel Kennedy of Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige suite and toured the UK performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In 1995, Alec joined the Van Morrison group touring Europe and America and recording three albums, including The Healing Game. In 1997, he moved to New York, where he performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and had a residency at Birdland. A year later Alec joined The Dave Brubeck Quartet, performing Quartet, Pops and Choral concerts including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall. He was voted ’Best Bass Player’ in the 1995 and 1997 British Jazz Awards. Over this decade, he also worked with Julian Joseph, Peter King, Guy Barker, Martin Taylor, Dave O’Higgins, and Abdullah Ibrahim. Since 2001, in addition to performing with his own groups, Alec has worked with the Tony Coe Trio and Alan Barnes, and more recently, the John Critchinson Trio, Georgie Fame’s Blue Flames, Chris Garrick, the Steve Waterman Trio and the Zoe Rahman Trio, with drummer Gene Calderazzo. In 2012 Alec joined Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion, featuring Pee Wee Ellis. The group toured the US and Europe in 2013, and in 2014 recorded an album Why? Over the years Alec has recorded with Buddy de Franco, John Williams, James Galway and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with Mose Allison, Guy Barker, Eddie Daniels, Billy Eckstine, Georgie Fame, Stephanne Grappelli, Johnny Griffin, Pete King, Abdullah Ibrahim, Julian Joseph, Marian McPartland, David Murray, Anita O’Day, Dave O’Higgins, Courtney Pine, George Shearing, Tommy Smith, Clark Terry, Lew Tabakin, Stan Tracey, Mel Torme, and the Royal Ballet. He has played at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall. Alec also teaches at the Guildhall School of Music Summer School.

The Alec Dankworth Groups: In 2002, The Alec Dankworth Trio was formed – an acoustic trio performing an eclectic mixture of originals and standards by composers ranging from Dave Brubeck to Abdullah Ibrahim. It featured Phil Robson on guitar and Julian Arguelles on saxes. In 2006, the trio was expanded into a new incarnation, Spanish Accents, which now features Catalan drummer Demi Garcia, saxophonist Mark Lockheart and violinist Chris Garrick. In 2013, Alec formed his World Spirit group, featuring Brandon Allen on saxes, Paul Clarvis on percussion, and Emily Dankworth on vocals. World Spirit explores melodies from Africa, South America and other continents from a jazz perspective. He also leads The Million Dollar Band, performing the big band music of John Dankworth.

The Blue Flames Residencies, recordings and performances

1962-1965– landed three-year residency as house band at Flamingo Club, Soho
1963 – recorded first album Live at the Flamingo – Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo
1965-1967 – No.1 UK Singles hit with Yeh Yeh, Getaway and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
1965 – Only UK band invited to perform with the Tamla Motown review featuring Motown
royalty like The Supremes, Steve Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
1966 – Release of album Sweet Thing
1966 – Fames signs as solo artist with CBS
1974 – Blue Flames reformed
2000 – early 2000s – new Blue Flames line-up announced, including Fame’s sons, Tristran and James
2016 – Georgie Fame and The Last Blue Flames release CD Swan Songs.

Andy Fairweather Low was a teen idol as lead singer with Amen Corner and is often sideman to some of Britain’s most prominent musicians. In his musical wake, he’s left a trail of hits like (If Paradise is) Half as Nice, Natural Sinner and Wide Eyed and Legless and guest appearances with the likes of Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Roger Waters. Andy will be joined on stage by The Low Riders who are some of the world’s finest musicians Dave Bronze, basses and vocals; Paul Beavis, drums and Nick Pentelow, saxes and clarinet.
Andy Fairweather Low
Andy Fairweather Low is one of the UK’s best guitarists and has a unique voice that’s also in demand, as well as his renowned guitar skills. He’s worked with some of the world’s greatest musicians, finding time to release some solo material too. It all began when Cardiff-born Fairweather Low came to fame as vocalist and leader of the pop group Amen Corner. The band had several Top 30 hits, including Gin House Blues in 1967 and (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice in 1969, which topped the UK singles chart.

The following year Amen Corner split and Andy Fairweather Low formed Fairweather. They reached number six in the UK singles chart with Natural Sinner during the summer of 1970. This was to be their only hit. From here Andy pursued a solo career, while answering the call of endless top-ranking performers who were hot in demand of his talents.

Andy Fairweather Low has long been – and still is – the guitarist and vocalist of choice for an impressive cast list of world-class artists. His musical credentials are astounding. He has played with Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush and many more.

Career highlights:
Late 1960s – Fairweather Low found fame as a founding member of the pop group The Amen Corner. They had four successive Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart
1969 – Number one UK single – (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
1970 – Amen Corner split in two in 1970, with Fairweather Low leading Dennis Byron (drums), Blue Weaver (organ), Clive Taylor (bass) and Neil Jones (guitar) into a new band, Fair Weather. They made it to number 6 in the UK Singles Chart with Natural Sinner
1971 – Fairweather Low left Fair Weather to pursue a solo career, releasing four albums up to 1980
1974 – Reggae Tune was a UK Singles Chart success
1975 – Wide Eyed and Legless, a No. 6 Christmas-time hit
Late 1970s -1980s – Andy worked for numerous artists as a session musician and performed as a backing vocalist and guitarist on albums by Roy Wood, Leo Sayer, Albion Band, Gerry Rafferty, Helen Watson and Richard and Linda Thompson
1978 – Sang backing vocals on several tracks on the album Who Are You by The Who 1982 – Filled in on rehearsals for The Who’s album It’s Hard After while Pete Townshend was in rehab. Then ended up on the album itself, playing rhythm
guitar on the song It’s Your Turn
1991– Played guitar on George Harrison’s Live in Japan, along with the rest of Eric Clapton’s band
1993 – Appeared on Townshend’s 1993 album Psychoderelict and the accompanying concert tour
1995 – Fairweather Low played rhythm guitar on Joe Satriani’s self-titled CD
1999 – Appeared on tour in the 1999 Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris collaboration
2000-present – Andy has recorded and toured with Roger Waters, Eric Clapton and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. In 2002, he played several of the lead guitar parts for the Harrison tribute The Concert for George, playing Harrison’s famous Fender Stratocaster ‘Rocky’ and Harrison’s gold Fender Electric XII. In 2004 he appeared in the Stratpack concert which celebrated 50 years of the Fender Stratocaster. In 2002, Fairweather Low featured on From Clarksdale To Heaven – Remembering John Lee Hooker with, amongst others, Jeff Beck, Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce and Peter Green.

By 2005, he toured extensively with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Some of the concerts were recorded for UK television, as part of their 50 Years of Rock ’n’ Roll tribute. In April 2005 he played in the Gary Brooker Ensemble’s charity concert at Guildford Cathedral, Surrey, in aid of the Tsunami Appeal.

In 2006, Fairweather Low toured with Roger Waters in The Dark Side of the Moon tour, and with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. In the same year, Fairweather Low toured with Chris Barber and the Big Chris Barber Band, reprising many of his earlier hits, including Gin House Blues and Worried Man Blues. Some of these performances form part of Barber’s CD, Can’t Stop Now, featuring new arrangements by Barber’s staff-arranger and trombonist, Bob Hunt.

Also in 2006, Fairweather Low released Sweet Soulful Music: his first solo album in twenty-six years. Hymn for My Soul became the title track of Joe Cocker’s 2007 album. Cocker’s tour of 2007/08 bore the same title.

In 2007, he continued touring with Roger Waters’ Dark Side of the Moon Tour. Later that year he was on the road with his own Sweet Soulful Music tour, performing at venues such as the Stables in Wavendon, The Ferry in Glasgow and the Library Theatre, Darwen, Lancashire.

In May 2008, Fairweather Low and The Lowriders (Paul Beavis, Dave Bronze and Richard Dunn) started a UK tour. In 2009, he joined Eric Clapton’s band for a series of 11 concerts held at the London’s Royal Albert Hall. He became part of Clapton’s touring band with drummer Steve Gadd and keyboardist Tim Carmon throughout May 2009.[9] In 2011, Fairweather Low joined Clapton for another series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. He also performs with Edie Brickell, Steve Gadd, and bassist (and fellow Welshman) Pino Palladino as The Gaddabouts; their eponymous album was released in early 2011.
Also in 2011, Fairweather Low made a guest appearance on Kate Bush’s album 50 Words For Snow, singing on the chorus of the album’s only single, Wild Man.

In May 2011 Andy Fairweather Low was the support act to Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 2013, he opened shows on Clapton’s European tour with his band The Lowriders. Later that year, Fairweather Low and The Lowriders released the album, Zone-O-Tone. Fairweather Low also appeared at the Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Crossroads in New York and featured on two tracks of the DVD of the concert. He was also part of Eric Clapton’s band for two concerts during the ‘Baloises Sessions‘ in Basel, Switzerland, where he was featured singing Gin House Blues.

Press quotes
‘Not many performers around today can produce such a stunning resume as one of South Wales’s favourite rockers, Andy Fairweather Low. Feted by the good and the great of the industry he’s the first name on the list when the ’big guns’ come out to play.‘ Tony Woolaway, Art Scene in Wales, December 2016
Dave Bronze (basses and vocals)
Dave Bronze is an English bass player who has worked and continues to work with an array of talented rock and roll A-listers. He has played around the world, and on record or on stage with artists like The Art of Noise, Belinda Carlisle, Paul Carrack, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, Dr Feelgood, Bryan Ferry, Nik Kershaw, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Billy Preston, Procol Harum, Ringo Star, Robin Trower and Tom Jones. He played on Eric Clapton’s classic From the Cradle album appears playing alongside Clapton in the Live in Hyde Park DVD and the multi-platinum, and the Grammy Award-winning tribute to George Harrison Concert For George. He’s an ever-present member of The Low Riders.

Paul Beavis (drums)
In a career spanning three decades, Paul Beavis has worked with Judy Tzuke, Robert Fripp, Russ Ballard, Leo Sayer, Thea Gillmore, Andy Summers, Toyah, Lisa Stansfield, Robbie McIntosh, Terry Britten, The Waterboys, Alex Parks and Sandi Thom. He’s been a regular member of Andy’s band for years, touring and recording with him.

Nick Pentelow (saxes and clarinet)
Nick Pentelow has toured and recorded with the Steve Gibbons Band, Roger Chapman’s ’Shortlist’ and Chas and Dave. He has played with blues bands such as Juice on the Loose and Diz and the Doormen and backed musicians including Dr John, Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers and Big Jay McNeely. When working with Gary Moore, he played alongside BB King, Albert King and Albert Collins. When he’s not playing with Andy, he’s an in-demand session musician.

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