Climax Blues Band is delighted to announce 2020 tour dates that include a Germany tour, Italy and many across the UK. More information to follow…
Skegness Rock & Blues
Scarborough Blues Festival
Chelsea Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
Basel Blues Festival Basel, Switzerland
Uttoxeter Acoustic Festival
Gerd’s Juke Joint Bahnhofstraße 1, Germany
Savoy Bordesholm, Germany
Meisenfrei Bremen, Germany
Bahnhof Gifhorn, Germany
Live in Lu Ludwigsfelde, Germany
Bahnhof Melle, Germany
Piano Dortmund, Germany
Franzis Wetzlar, Germany
Kofferfabrik Fürth, Germany
Blues Club Chiemgau Rimsting, Germany
Legends Lounge Olching, Germany
We will post more information as it comes available. It’s been a long road….. one thing for sure is that the Climax Blues Band of today carries the same standard of quality as it did when the band formed back in the late 60s and achieved such great success and recognition through the 70s and 80s. Huge selling albums like FM / Live and Gold Plated, the 1976 hit single Couldn’t Get It Right and I Love You in 1981, the reputation carrying right through until the tragic death of founder member Colin Cooper in 2008.
Colin’s death could have meant the end of Climax Blues Band but his desire was for the band to continue creating the fine blues blend that the band has been associated with since its formation. That desire has been accepted with relish by the remaining members of the band. George Glover has been at the keyboards in Climax since 1981, very much part of the nucleus of the band, Lester Hunt on guitar joined in 1986, drummer Roy Adams in 1987 and Neil Simpson on bass in the early 90s.
This solid unit has flown the Climax flag with tremendous passion and style. Now there is a spring in their step, taking the band forward and already pleasing crowds throughout Europe, the ‘seamless’ transition in carrying on creating the unique Climax sound is the result of hard work, disguised by a band having a great time making music. Graham Dee was recruited in 2012 to front the band. With his own distinctive style and a pedigree on the blues scene which included performing with The Blues Collective, The Red Lemons and joining ex-Feelgoods in The Lone Sharks as well as session vocals and voice coaching. At the same time, Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge took on the saxophone duties with a fresh and exciting dynamic sound, both adding their own dimensions to the musicians that have carried the flag for Climax as a unit for over 25 years, in Les’s case over 30 years and George for nearly 40 years.
‘Hands of time’ is the 21st album by Climax Blues Band, consisting of 13 new original songs, plus a bonus unreleased track ‘Getting There’ with the late Colin Cooper. It was recorded at Silk Mill Studios in Staffordshire, UK and is a mixture of bluesy funk, soul and jazz rock, all of the ingredients that have kept the band working for over 50 years.
You can hear a selection of the new songs played live by the band when they embark on their major UK & European tour in 2019 – 2020.