Doors: 7:00 p.m. / Show: 7:30 p.m.
Age Restriction: 19+
Genre: Blues / Rock
Legendary…a blues/rock institution…true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.
One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.
The band recorded their first singles for Mike Vernon’s Purdah label in 1966 and quickly followed up with the landmark album Shakedown. Singer Chris Youlden joined the band in 1968 and many classic records appeared with songs such as "I’m Tired" and "Louisiana Blues" becoming radio staples. Blues-rock and boogie music always was the band’s calling card and they captured, forever, the spirit of the music on the live side of A Step Further (1969) with a twenty-minute boogie "The Savoy Brown Boogie" dedicated to fans in Detroit. By 1971, Youlden had departed on a solo career and band members Dave Peverett, Roger Earle, and Tony Stevens had left to form their own group Foghat.
Simmonds rebuilt the band using former members of the blues band Chicken Shack and vocalist Dave Walker. That year, Street Corner Talking brought the band it’s best chart success up to that date. "Tell Mama", "Street Corner Talking", "All I Can Do Is Cry" and the band’s funky re-make of the Motown classic "I Can’t Get Next To You", took the band to platinum status and placed them in front of wildly enthusiastic rock audiences in arenas all over the world.
So, from London’s Soho night clubs in 1966 to headlining the world’s most famous venues (Carnegie Hall, Fillmore’s East and West, Cobo Hall, etc.), you have Savoy Brown doing it all. The band continues to tour worldwide and they give a glimpse into the past, but also inspire new listeners with their personal brand of rocking boogie, blues and rock.
Listen here ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vECf9M05Kps