Date: Saturday 11th March 2017
Andy Fairweather Low
The Low Riders
Andy Fairweather Low, one of the worlds most respected musicians rose to prominence in the 1960s as the front man and guitarist for chart topping teen idol band Amen Corner. His vocals and his distinctive voice were the perfect lead for the group. Amen Corner scored 6 memorable hits between 1967 and 1969 with "(If Paradise is ) Half As Nice" reaching number 1 in January 1969. "Wide Eyed & Legless" released late in 1975 became another solo Top 10 hit in the UK and a major International hit record.
His notable contributions to other peoples records started with his appearance in 1978 on The Who's album "Who Are You", continued with his appearance on guitar on their "Its Hard" album in 1982 and Pete Townshends Psychderelict tour in 1993. From his work with The Who Andy moved on as the in demand player and ultimate guitarist to the stars, building an extraordinary reputation that has endured to this day.
In the early nineties Andy joined Eric Claptons band with which he stayed until 2003 touring and recording the "Unplugged", "From the Cradle", "Pilgrim", "Riding with the King", "Reptile¹ "One More Car One More Rider", "Me & Mr. Johnson" and "Back Home" albums with him.
Andy was also a regular player with George Harrison, appearing on his "Live in Japan" album and, in 2002, playing several of the lead guitar parts for the Harrison tribute, "The Concert for George".
One of Fairweather Lows longest musical relationships, however, has been as musical director with Roger Waters. The two have worked together since Waters "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" tour of America in 1985. Since that time Andy has contributed to two of Waters' albums "Radio K.A.O.S" in 1987 and "Amused to Death" in 1992 and played guitar and bass on the 1999-2002 "In the Flesh" world tour. He also rejoined Waters for the "Dark Side of the Moon" tour more recently.
The current band is also a who's who of the best players on the rock scene, joining Andy on Drums is Paul Beavis, on Bass is long standing associate Dave Bronze along with top Sax player Nick Pentelow.
Dave Bronze has played around the world in just about every place that music is heard. In a career spanning almost three decades, Dave has appeared, on record or on stage, alongside such household names as 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 Starr and Robin Trower. He can be seen playing alongside Eric Clapton in the "Live in Hyde Park" DVD, and the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning tribute to George Harrison, "Concert For George".
Paul Beavis has been playing drums professionally for twenty five years, during which time he has worked with Judie Tzuke, Robert Fripp, The Producers, Russ Ballard, Leo Sayer, Thea Gillmore, Andy Summers, Toyah, Lisa Stansfield, Robbie McIntosh, Terry Britten, The Waterboys, Alex Parks and Sandi Thom.
Nick Pentelow, one of the UKs top Saxophone players has toured and recorded with The Steve Gibbons Band, worked with Roger Chapmans OShortlist¹ and played with numerous blues bands including Juice on the Loose and Diz and the Doormen and backed visiting musicians such as Dr. John, Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers and Big Jay McNeely. Whilst working with Gary Moore, he played alongside BB King, Albert King and Albert Collins.
Sadly due to an unfortunate error, there will not be a support act as advertised earlier on some posters and website listings. However Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders will be extending their set on the night
Doors open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Music from 8.00pm
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