Right now, King King are a band breaking into a swagger.
There’s no denying the momentum of the Glasgow rockers saluted as “the best blues-rock band in the world” (Blues Rock Review). But for Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), it’s far from mission accomplished. “We’re not stopping to smell the roses,” says Alan. “We want to take this band as far as we can.”
Rory Gallagher’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, Covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60’s 70's and the 80's.
Sadly we lost Rory on 14th June 1995, to his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy. The BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute to Rory, more a celebration of his life and music.
'Please be assured that this is no tribute band. Think a rendition of a composer's former work performed by those who have a full right to both perform it and choose their musicians. RG would approve. No Doubt'
Noel Buckley, (Get Ready to Rock UK)
'Having had the privilege of seeing Rory Gallagher live (as well as several tribute acts), I can honestly say that this gig is the closest that anyone will ever come to his sound, style and sheer energy of delivery. This wasn't a gig, it was a concert. This certainly was a 'Celebration of the music of Rory Gallagher' and it's great to see they are doing a fantastic job of keeping the music of this great musician alive.'
Rob Dodgson, (Annular Media UK)
Spank the Monkey, founders of the now nationally renowned 'Cropredy Fringe', are a five piece, hard hitting r'n'b band hailing from the Cherwell delta and have been playing their particular brand of boogie at venues and festivals across the UK and Germany for many years.
Favourably compared to the likes of Dr Feelgood and Nine Below Zero, Spank celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and continue to enthral and delight fans of proper British rhythm n blues up and down the country.
British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards. Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts They have three European tours already booked for 2018, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the country already in the diary.
'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...' Blues Matters Magazine August 2017.