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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
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The God of Hell Fire that is Arthur Brown supported by one of the best (and arguably the best) female vocalists in British blues rock Rebecca Downes
After 40 years of performing, adventuring and recording, the indomitable force that is Arthur Brown continues to come up with a genre spanning, time travelling, world bending, heavy grooving and massively eclectic collection of songs. This is music made in the now with Arthur's vital, soulful and acrobatic voice at the heart. Arthur's long career has been one of true innovation and exploration. From pioneering theatrics in music with the worldwide hit Fire to heavy involvement in '60s London at the UFO club, to a role in The Who's Tommy and an early pioneer of electronica, with Brown's band being the first to use a drum machine on stage. Arthur and The Crazy World live band have been playing stages across Europe with a voice and stage presence that leaves a trail of dust in its wake. Brown takes to the stage bedecked in full warpaint, backed by a band of players who can match his energy and power. The result is electric.
See 8 tour dates featuring Arthur Brown
Hey; you know that trick you can do with a fresh bottle of Cola and you drop a mint in and it explodes in a frothy fountain…. Well, take a really hot, tight R’n’B band forged from top muscians and front it with Rebecca Downes and the effect is much the same – an explosion of Soul tinged Blues from the days when R’n’B rocked the world. In a genre that’s almost over run with pyrotechnic guitar slinger's and rocking Blues shouters, Rebecca is doing things her way; taking the music back to its raw basics; touching the same vibe that Ike & Tina had when it was more about the music than the relationship. In perfect synchronicity with writing partner & band leader Steve Birkett, Rebecca’s take on the Blues is not to merely tell about what brings her down, but to almost celebrate that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. There’s humour in there, and warmth, but don’t try and kick this girl when she’s down, she’ll bite through to the bone.
See 2 tour dates featuring Rebecca Downes
- 3 North End Crescent
- West Kensington
- W14 8TG
Arthur Brown image © Paul Meacham @ PaulyRockPhoto