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Andy Fairweather Low - Zone-O-Tone | FESTIVALPHOTO
 

Andy Fairweather Low - Zone-O-Tone

 Betyg

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Andy Fairweather Low came to fame as the lead singer in Amen Corner, but since then has worked with a whole host of top artists including The Who, Roger Waters, Roy Wood, Albion band, Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bill Wyman and many more.

He's just released a new solo album - Zone-O-Tone, which contains songs inspired by the music of Stax and Atlantic soul, Johnny Kidd, Lonnie Donegan, The shadows and more.

As you'd expect from a diverse range of influences like that, the album doesnt fall neatly into a single genre, but instead provides a range of different styles, with the common factor being that feel of nostalgia.

Brief comments on a few tracks..

The album kicks off with "Dance on", with it's 50s/60s rock and roll sound

After it's brass band intro, "Mother earth" has a sound very reminscent of Eric Clapton, and his hit "Tears in heaven" in particular.

The brass instruments in "La la music" help give it a soul feel.


There really is a lot of variety here, and while that can sometimes lead to an album feeling like it's lacking direction, with this album it does work really well - all the songs have a retro sound, and that despite the differing styles is enough to tie the songs together. The vocals and music are great. This album is one where I wasn't sure what to expect when I first hit play, but it's delivered in style. An excellent album that is highly recommended.

Track listing:

1. Dance on
2. Deep river blues
3. Let me be your angel
4. Roll ya activator
5. Hard way to go
6. Breakin' chains
7. Love, hope, faith & Mercy
8. La La music
9. Unclouded day
10. Mother earth
11. You'll never beat the devil
12. Blood toys
13. Unclouded sky (slight return)


Tour dates:

October

3rd Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight. 01983 868000
4th The Cellars, Eastney. 02392 826249
5th Pontardawe Arts Centre
11th Bewdley Festival - Worcestershire 01299 404808
12th Ripley Town Hall. 01423 860340
13th The Centenary Centre, Peel, I.O.M.
18th The Robin 2 - Bilston. 01902 405511
19th Blackwood Miners Institute - Wales. 01495 227206
26th The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne. 01202 885556
27th The Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton. 07891 663044
29th Backstage @ The Green Hotel, Kinross. 01577 863467
30th The Customs House, South Shields. 0191 454 1234
31st The Ferry, Glasgow. 01698 360085

November
9th High Barn, Gt Bardfield. 01371 811291
21st The Artrix, Bromsgrove. 01527 577330
22nd The Library Theatre, Darwen. 01254 706006
23rd The Stables, Wavendon. 01908 280800
29th The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 01873 850805
30th The Village Hall, Lowdham. 0115 9663596

December
1st Westcliff Theatre, Clacton. 01255 433344
6th Arts 4 Everyone, High Wycombe. 01494 445517
7th The Atkinson, Southport. 01704 533333
8th Waterside Arts Centre, Sale. 0161 912 5616

Writer: Anthony May
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