Jon Lord Blues Project
The Blues Project is a group of old friends, delivering high quality British rhythm’n’blues the way it was always supposed to sound.
14 – Rottweil, Alte Stadthalle, International Jazz Festival, Germany
24 – Creusot, Blues en Bourgogne, France tickets
30 – Graz, Orpheum, Austria
1 – Amstetten, Pölz Johann Halle, Austria
2 – Paks, ESZI Hall, Hungary
9 – St. Veit, Herzogburg Castle, Burgkultur, Austria
30 – Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn-Blues-Festival – feat. BRIAN AUGER NEW!
15 – Regenstauf, Jahnhalle – feat. BRIAN AUGER tickets NEW!
16 – Erfurt, Gewerkschaftshaus – feat. BRIAN AUGER tickets NEW!
17 – Berlin, Huxleys – cancelled
18 – Hamburg, Fabrik – cancelled
18 – Salzgitter, Kulturscheune – feat. BRIAN AUGER tickets NEW!
19 – Hannover, Bluesgarage – cancelled
20 – Bochum, Zeche – feat. BRIAN AUGER tickets NEW!
22 – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal – cancelled
23 – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn – feat. BRIAN AUGER tickets NEW!
24 – Bonn, Brückenforum – cancelled
25 – Uden, De Pul – cancelled
26 – Den Haag, Paard – cancelled
BRIAN AUGER – Hammond organ
MILLER ANDERSON – guitar & vocals
MAGGIE BELL – vocals
COLIN HODGKINSON – bass & vocals
ZOOT MONEY – Keyboards & vocals
PETE YORK – drums
Management: Tarquin Gotch, Serious Comedy, 25 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NQ, England
Booking: Emily Freeman, The Agency Group, London [EmilyFreeman@theagencygroup.com]
Tour management: MFP Concerts GmbH & COKG
Jon Lord biography: download document
This has elements of the old Apollo Theatre in Harlem Rhythm and Blues Revues of the early 50s and the procession of solo singers and instrumentalists keeps it interesting and fascinating. In 1982 the Rock and Blues Circus toured Germany with Jon, Colin, Pete, Chris Farlowe and others, while in the UK another line-up with Chris, Brian Auger, Colin, Spencer Davis and Pete went out under the name of Blues Reunion.
Other old friends like Miller, Zoot and Tony Ashton were brought into this. Various other band names were used along the way, Endangered Species, Daddy and the Steamers etc but in essence the success of the shows lies in the drive and feeling produced by these virtuoso old friends and in the fun they have in doing it.
MILLER ANDERSON – guitar and vocals
His first name band was the Keef Hartley Band. He wrote much of the material they recorded on their several successful LPs and was the impressive frontman when they appeared at Woodstock in 1969. Miller went on to be featured with Savoy Brown, Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack, Blood Sweat and Tears, Marc Bolan’s T. Rex, Mick Taylor, Donovan, Mountain, the Spencer Davis Group, Pete York’s Super Drumming TV series, Jon Lord’s orchestral projects and used to be with the British Blues Quintet. He now leads his own Miller Anderson Band on tour in Europe and continues to compose original songs for his performances.
MAGGIE BELL – vocals,
One of the most exciting singers of the 60s and 70s with the legendary Stone The Crows, also Peter Green, Steve Howe and Taj Mahal. The raw power of her singing and her stage presence have not diminished one iota over her long career and whether she is on the road with Dave Kelly, Chris Farlowe or the British Blues Quintet she earns standing ovations from the fans of all ages.
COLIN HODGKINSON – bass
Began his bass-playing career with Alexis Korner, where he learned the roots of the blues. His group Back Door was a highly original concept and enjoyed great success. He went on to be part of Charlie Watts Rocket 88, David Coverdale’s Whitesnake, the Olympic Rock and Blues Circus with Jon Lord, Pete York and Chris Farlowe. He also toured with Brian Auger, Chris Rea, Frank Diez and the Spencer Davis Group. Colin also appeared with Pete York in the Super Drumming TV series.
ZOOT MONEY – keyboards
Became one of the first Hammond organ soloists and a highly individual singer with his Big Roll Band in the 60s. His recording of Big Time Operator was a 60s hit. Often voted the favourite band of other stars of the time, Zoot’s mix of blues, soul, jazz and raving lunacy were perfect for the era. Andy Summers (later of Police) was his guitarist and Zoot later collaborated with Alexis Korner and Eric Burdon. He has also acted in British films and TV and his personality has enlivened projects with Alan Price, Bobby Tench, Humble Pie and his own British Blues Quintet.
PETE YORK – drums
In the 1960’s Pete was part of the successful the Spencer Davis Group. Pete then joined Eddie Hardin to form Hardin & York, „the World’s Smallest Big Band“. He toured with Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Chris Barber’s Jazzband. The American Blues Legends and star soloists from blues, jazz and rock like Sonny Boy Williamson, Eric Clapton and Johnny Griffin. Pete appeared with Jon Lord’s orchestral projects Windows and Sarabande. They first played R & B together in the Rock & Blues Circus in the 80