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"The British Invasion"
Doublebill with Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
and Savoy Brown
There's no mistaking the influence of British blues and rock on the
world of music in the 60's and 70's. From The Beatles, to The
Rolling Stones, to Eric Clapton, to John Mayall, the "British Invasion"
was a major force in forming the music of the era. Two of the
most innovative and deeply roots entrenched babds of the British blues
and rock scene were the legendary Brian Auger's Oblivion Express and
Savoy Brown. These two famous groups from England have their
marks on the music scene forever, and will rock the house and create
excitement for festivals and theatres wherever they play together.
Now based in the U.S.A, both groups are readily available throughout
North America for festivals and theatre engagements.
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
legendary Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express has returned. The famed
B3 and keyboard player, has created a distinct voice that combines
jazz, rock, soul and funk, that is clearly recognizable to his millions
of fans. With over 30 recordings to his name and lengthy stints
on the RCA and Warner Bros. labels, Brian Auger has accumulated a
Grammy Nomination, 10 albums charting in Billboards Hot 100, a #1
single, and the title of “The Godfather of Acid Jazz”.
Brian’s bands over the years have featured Rod Stewart, Long John
Baldry, Julie Driscoll and even Jimi Hendrix. In addition Brian has
recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van
Morrison, Eric Burdon and Down To The Bone.
The new incarnation of the Oblivion Express is a family affair
featuring Karma Auger on drums and Savannah Auger on vocals, who live
up to the Auger name and make the Oblivion Express smoke.
Rave reviews and demands for return engagements follow this artist
wherever he goes.
called the Savoy Brown Blues Band, this group can rightly take credit
for cutting the farewell anthem of the 1960s British blues boom, in the
form of a modern blues aptly titled "Train to Nowhere." Within
four years of the bands formation, however, they had become a major
league live act in America.
For over thirty years, founding member Kim Simmonds has been synonymous
with "Legendary British Blues Guitar," mentioned in the same breath as
Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor in the hierarchy of England's
best guitar slingers from the 60's golden era of British Blues.
Kim started his career in London, England in 1966 by forming the group
Savoy Brown and since has enjoyed international fame. He has been
featured on the front cover of Guitar Magazine, made over three dozen
records and performed around the world. Kim's records with Savoy Brown
have sold millions with albums such as Looking In and Hellbound Train
reaching the Billboard top forty charts. In 1995, a two CD boxed set,
"The Savoy Brown Collection" released by Polygram Records, chronicled
his and the bands astonishing career.
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
> Brian Auger Short Bio (pdf)
> Brian Auger Full Bio (pd)
> Brian Auger Highlights (pdf)
> Brian Auger Quotes (pdf)
> Brian Auger Performance Quotes (pdf)
> Brian Auger's Oblivion Express Review - Toronto
Globe May 2005 (pdf)
Hisotry of Savoy Brown
Savoy Brown Today
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express Live at The Baked
Potato 2005 (mov)
patient for download - full length video)
Sample 1 (mp3)
Oblivion Express'_"Happiness_Is_Just_Around_the_Bend" (mp3)
Savoy_Brown Sample 2
Oblivion Express'_"Compared_to_What" (mp3)