Saturday 10th August 2019
£35.00 - £57.50
Terry Reid Band LINE UP TBC but likely:
‘A triumph...Terry Reid’s voice has the power to provoke an intense reaction...’ – 4 Stars -The Times
‘...Astonishing by any standards: spine tingles, hair prickles on back of the neck...’ The Independent
Terry Reid, Superlungs as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music.
The legend is of turning down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple; of Aretha Franklin’s statement that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968, of two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, playing at Mick Jagger’s wedding, then soured record deals and leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. (see www.terryreid.net for full history)
All true, but the full story includes numerous collaborations with Graham Nash, covers of Reid songs by Marianne Faithfull, The Hollies, The Raconteurs (the hugely popular Rich Kid Blues), film soundtracks, including a song in George Clooney’s recent film Up In The Air, and a catalogue of 6 studio albums, including the seminal album The River, re-released to critical acclaim in 2002 and the 1976 Nash produced Seed of Memory. A Reid song – Horses Through a Rainstorm - also features on CSN’s box set.
More recently, Terry’s been working with up and coming French band Shine and The Alabama 3. Following a Glastonbury return in 2009, he played a three night residency at Ronnie Scott’s in London, one of only a handful of non-Jazz artists invited to help mark the legendary venue’s 50th Anniversary. He played to packed houses and critical acclaim and returned in 2010 and 2011 to sell out 3 consecutive nights.
In May 2011, he toured Ireland for the first time in 30 years and released a new live album ‘Live In London’ which included several previously unreleased tracks. Uncut Magazine presented a show featuring Terry at The Jazz Café and he toured England, including several sell-out shows. A return to Glastonbury, headlining the Spirit of 71 stage followed.
2012 turned out to be an important year for Terry Reid. In May 2012, Rumer featured Terry’s song Brave Awakening on her new album Boys Don’t Cry, (which entered the UK Album Chart at No3). Terry returned to the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time since 1971 in June. In August America’s Got Talent Winner 2010, Michael Grimm, included Terry’s song Without Expression on his latest album, Gumbo. In the spring, DJ Shadow had invited Terry to write the lyrics to a new track for his forthcoming Reconstructed album - This became the song Listen and the official video got 400,000 plays on Youtube in late 2012.
There is an undeniable resurgence in recognition for this outstanding vocalist and songwriter and this year looks set to be another storming success!
+ Support: Jen Kearney Quartet
Jen Kearney- vocals, keyboards
Davide Mantovani- bass
Cosimo Keita- drums
Johnny Heyes- guitar
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Jen Kearney has spent some time seasoning her particular style of original music. Her latest album, “Age of Blame” is truly an amalgam of musical styles including soul, R&B, funk, rock, and Latin and was just named one of the top 10 soul albums in 2018 by Echoes Magazine.
Kearney has recorded and released six studio albums and has done session work on many other projects. She has toured both as a solo act and with a full band. She recently recorded and toured with the UK’s premier Latin Jazz group, Snowboy and the Latin Section and has also shared the stage with Los Lobos, Daryl Hall, Mavis Staples, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, The Derek Trucks Band and more.
★★★★★“Jen Kearney is a gifted singer who can belt out a song with the best of them. She puts a refreshing new spin on funk music, showing flashes of funk’s horn-drenched heyday in the ’70s, but also modernizing it with thoughtfully conceived lyrics that surround the fun with a lot of stately maturity. Her new album further includes top-notch balladry and a touch of Latin excitement. And the climactic song ‘Sanctuary in Sabotage’ is simply mesmerizing.”
Steve Morse (Billboard, Rolling Stone)
★★★★★ “This is jazz, this is funk, this is soul…It was impossible not to move to this music... Kearney’s lyrics are thoughtful, meaningful, mature…reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, and there are hints of George Benson in her music at times…Kearney is a revelation.”
(Nigel Stone, Link 2 Wales, Live review of Jen Kearney/Snowboy and the Latin Section Performance)
★★★★★ “Kearney’s persona on stage was maximised by her crystalline strong voice…Having been flown all the way from Boston to sing in London with Snowboy & co, Kearney proved a shining star from beginning to end…A mighty end of tour gig with the European debut of Jen Kearney, I say: let’s get her back soon, please!”
(Erminia Yardley, Jazz in Europe, live review 2 sold out Snowboy & The Latin Section shows Ronnie Scott’s)
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