40 years since Nine Below Zero first offered a rhythm & blues alternative to the punk-pop of the mainstream, the south Londoners promise a supercharged show from start to finish.
Founding members Dennis Greaves (guitar & vocals) and Mark Feltham (harmonica & vocals) will be joined by Dennis’ son Sonny Greaves on drums, Ben Willis on bass, Tom Monks on keyboards and the impressive female vocals of Charlie Austen. Formed in 1979 the band took their musical cues from the R&B greats of the 1960s, with a harder-edged sound more akin to contemporaries Dr Feelgood with a strong dose of The Yardbirds.
The critically acclaimed expanded line-up is celebrating the release a new album entitled Avalanche. It’s one of the best CDs in the group’s long history and songs from it will take pride of place in what will surely be one of Ipswich’s best gigs of 2020.
Nine Below Zero
One of the UK's finest Rhythm & Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero, formed in 1979 and named themselves after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song. In 1980 they signed to A&M Records and released the seminal 'Live at the Marquee' album. By the end of that year they had moved from selling out the Marquee to selling out the Hammersmith Odeon. In 1981 their first studio album 'Don't Point Your Finger' and the band made appearances on the Old Grey Whistle Testand the South Bank show. In 1982 they appeared on 'The Young Ones' with the track 'Eleven + Eleven' before releasing arguably their finest album 'Third Degree' which features such tracks as 'Wipe Away Your Kiss' & 'You Can't Say Yes And You Can't Say No'. The album's iconic image was taken by none other than David Bailey. Nine Below Zero have shared stages over the years with Chuck Berry, The Kinks, The Who, Eric Clapton, & Squeeze.
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New Wolsey Theatre
- Civic Drive
- IP1 2AS