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Fri 19th Oct at 7:30pm
Steve Gibbons Band
@ The Thunderbolt, Bristol
Also appearing: Alan Clayson & The Argonauts
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Steve Gibbons Band + Alan Clayson & The Argonauts
Words such as artistry, charisma, endurance and integrity are often used in describing a legend. They all apply to Steve Gibbons, who has been in the music business for over four decades, surviving the ever changing trends by being himself.
His creativity as a writer is reflected in the scores of songs to his credit, 14 albums (not counting `greatest hits`, singles, EPs and guest appearances) sales of which have long surpassed the 1 million mark. In the small country of Sweden alone (population 8 million) he sold over 100,000 copies of his hit album `Down in the Bunker`.
The most notable cover of a Steve Gibbons song is the title track for Roger Daltrey's (The Who) solo album `One of the Boys`. Add to this material Steve's vitality and charisma as a storytelling performer, backed by a hard driving/country flavored classic rock & roll band, and it's easy to understand why Steve Gibbons has such a loyal and yet still growing audience.
In 1975 when they were spotted by Pete Townshend of The Who. This led to The Steve Gibbons Band joining The Who's management stable, recording their first Polydor album `Any Road Up` and touring with The Who in Britain, Europe and the USA. Playing the concert arenas, they shared the stage with acts like Little Feat, Lynard Skynard, E.L.O., J. Geils and Nils Lofgren.
The English Top 10 hit `Tulane` led to three more albums with Polydor. This was Steve's second Top 10 hit, the first being his recording debut in 1965 with The Ugly's, whose `Wake Up My Mind` reached 1 in Australia.
Fans and those in the music business alike regard Steve Gibbons as one of Great Britain's all time finest singer/songwriters. His track record proves it.
Rock & Roll forever...
CLAYSON & THE ARGONAUTS:There are still people around today who'll tell you that Alan Clayson & The Argonauts was the greatest group ever formed. Clayson is an insightful lyricist and commands the stage with theatrical panache and exudes rogue charm. The stage act defies succinct description, crucially, Clayson was being spoken of and written about in the same sentences as the likes of Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson, John Otway and Elvis Costello.
`it’s meant to be crap``Alan Clayson and the Argonauts were one of rock's most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than the Beatles` - Rock 'N' Reel, June 2007.
Unique and timeless - the legend that is Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. With a huge repertoire of original material to draw on, his set list is always fresh and surprising. Long live rock and roll.
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Originally formed during those heady days of the punk rock era, they made their debut in Guildford in 1976, they soon found themselves being written about by the likes of NME - in which they were held up alongside the likes of Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello.
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Venue: The Thunderbolt
→ Bristol Temple Meads 12 min walk