BONAMASSA to Salute the Great British Blues Explosion — Special Concerts for UK Fans — TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 29 JAN

The Superstar American blues rock musician JOE BONAMASSA will pay tribute to the legends of British Blues in a wonderful live tribute concert series titled JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be an honest and thrilling homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and…

Yardbirds For Your Love

The ‘Yardbirds’ cut two singles in the 1960’s. One of these – “For Your Love” – sold over a million copies and was their first recording success. The single was written by multi-instrumentalist and composer Graham Gouldman – later of 10cc. (Gouldman also wrote the Sixties chidren’s favourite “No Milk Today” for ‘Herman’s Hermits.’) The…

Vance Arnold I’ll Cry Instead

Vance Arnold had an amazing voice. The most gritty voice anyone had ever heard.  Everyone ‘up North’ knew that he was a very impressive talent. In 1964 Vance Arnold signed with Decca and recorded the Lennon-penned number “I’ll Cry Instead.” The song was later heard on the soundtrack to ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. The Leander…

Red E. Lewis and the Red Caps

The first line-up of ‘Red-E-Lewis And The Redcaps’ included guitarist Bobby Oats and drummer Jimmy Rook. The band was fronted by singer Willie Stubbs. They played a few gigs at Ebbisham Hall in Epsom – and young Jimmy Page met them there. He hung out with the band – and even borrowed Bobby’s guitar. Following a…

Surrey as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hot-House

In the English County of Surrey there has been no history of musical fusion to mould events, nor has there been any recent history of musical integration from foreign shores. There has been no deep-felt religious musical traditions to keep things alive. So what makes Surrey such a creatively lucrative landscape for young rock artists?…