CLIMAX BLUES BAND 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Climax Blues Band poster from 2014 with pictures of all 6 band members - George Glover, Graham Dee, Lester Hunt, Roy Adams, Neil Simpson and Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge.

Climax Blues Band are pleased to announce the first dates of a 2019 European tour that so far includes Austria and Switzerland!

Here are the confirmed dates for their 2019 European tour. Please revisit our website for more gig announcements.

WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019
KONZERTFABRIK Z7
Melanie Mandel
Kraftwerkstrasse 7
4133 Pratteln

Phone    061 821 48 00
Mail     melanie@z-7.ch
www.z-7.ch
www.z-7.ch/programm.php

THURSDAY, 31 JANUARY 2019
ALTES KINO RANKWEIL
Armin Wille
Bahnhofstraße 30
A-6830 Rankweil

Phone    +43 5522 45387
Mail    armin@alteskino.at
www.alteskino.at
www.alteskino.at/index.php/veranstaltungen/eventdetail/602/-/climax-blues-band-uk.html

FRIDAY, 01 FEBRUARY 2019
MÜHLE HUNZIKEN KONZERT AG
Christoph Fankhauser
Hunziken 101
3110 Rubigen

Phone    031 721 07 31
Mail     booking@muehlehunziken.ch
www.muehlehunziken.ch
www.muehlehunziken.ch/nc/programm

SATURDAY, 02 FEBRUARY 2019
KULTUR IM EISENWERK
Tom Schmid
Industriestrasse 23
8500 Frauenfeld

Phone    078 919 61 38
Mail     info@thomas-schmid.net
www.eisenwerk.ch
www.eisenwerk.ch/programm

Climax Blues Band Formed 50 Years Ago

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 (from Gold  plated) 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, and that desire has been accepted with relish by the remaining members of the band.

George Glover, Lester Hunt, Roy Adams & Neil Simpson Join Climax

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….

In 2012, Graham Dee & Chris Aldridge Join the Band

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 15 years, in Les’s case over 25 years, and George for over 30 years.

A new album by Climax Blues Band has been recorded and will be released sometime in the coming months.