"San Francisco Nights" 2014 UK Tour
U.S. Legends of the Psychedelic 60's and
the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival
SAM ANDREW (Big Brother & The Holding Company)
DAVID BENNETT COHEN (Country Joe & The Fish)
GREG DOUGLASS (The Steve Miller Band & Hot Tuna)
BRUCE BARTHOL (Country Joe & The Fish)
ROY BLUMENFELD (The Blues Project & Seatrain)
and special guest
BEX MARSHALL (as "the voice of Janis")
The “San Francisco Nights" 2014 UK tour coincides with the 47th Anniversary of the 1967
Monterey International Pop Music Festival in California - the first ever widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival. This tour features members of no less than four bands who appeared there who will be performing an exciting back catalogue of their classic songs.... and more!
SAM ANDREW (guitar/vocals) is a founding member of BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY, the band that launched JANIS JOPLIN to fame in the dance halls of San Francisco and at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Sam is known for his stunning guitar work which helped define the "San Francisco" sound as some of the most
dynamic music of the era.
DAVID BENNETT COHEN (keyboards/vocals) was an original member of COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH, another legendary band who played at Monterey. Best known for his innovative keyboard playing, David's also an accomplished guitarist and has worked with countless musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, John Cippolina, Tim Hardin and Michael Bloomfield.
GREG DOUGLASS (guitar/vocals) played with THE STEVE MILLER BAND between 1976-81 and is known as one of the most important Bay Area guitarists, playing and recording with greats such as Van Morrison, John Cipollina, Hot Tuna, Country Joe McDonald and many more.
BRUCE BARTHOL (bass/vocals) another original member of COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH and Formerly Fat Harry. For over three decades he was the resident songwriter for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe He has performed or recorded with Pete Seeger, Ralph McTell, The Edgar Broughton Band and many others.
ROY BLUMENFELD (drums/vocals) was the heartbeat for the THE BLUES PROJECT, a group that sprang out of Greenwich Village NY in the mid 60s with its cutting edge of improvisational, classical, blues and jazz. Later on he founded SEATRAIN with Andy Kulberg. Roy's performed and recorded with the most illustrious soul, funk, blues and rock legends including Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana and Paul Butterfield.
DAVID, GREG, BRUCE and ROY have been performing and recording as the supergroup
"THE FORMER MEMBERS". This will be the band's third European tour since their formation in 2011.
Psychedelic Baby Magazine said "The group spools out sonic bliss that demands widespread appeal” whilst
Maverick Magazine declared their music "Effortless West Coast rock...the playing breathtaking in it’s stylish ease".
BEX MARSHALL a UK British Blues Award winner, Bex's unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’ and her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. She's joining the guys for this tour, appearing as the voice of JANIS JOPLIN.
*See overleaf for dates & venues for the 2014 “San Francisco Nights" UK Tour
The “San Francisco Nights" tour will be a three-part performance......
GREG DOUGLASS will play guitar alongside SAM ANDREW to present that classic Big Brother sound along with ROY BLUMENFELD on drums, BRUCE BARTHOL on bass guitar and BEX MARSHALL as the voice of JANIS JOPLIN.
GREG, ROY and BRUCE will be joined by DAVID BENNETT COHEN on keyboards to perform as
"THE FORMER MEMBERS"
BEX MARSHALL will be performing a short solo opening set of her own superb material
featuring her stunning vocals and exciting, eloquent guitar work.
2014 “San Francisco Nights" UK Tour Dates:
Thurs 19th June - Preview Performance, Rhayader, Powys
Friday 20 June - Sonic Rock Solstice Festival, Builth Wells, Mid Wales
Saturday 21 June - New Adelphi, Hull
Sun 22nd June - Green Hotel, Kinross, Perthshire
Mon 23rd June - Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen, Scotland
Wed 25th June - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorkshire
Thurs 26th June - The Musician, Leicester
Fri 27th June - Greystones, Sheffield
Sat 28th June - UFO Club, Cardigan, West Wales
Sun 29th June - Glastonbury Fringe Festival
Mon 30th June - St. Ives, Cornwall
Tues 1st July - Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
Wed 2nd July - Cellars at Eastney, Southsea
Thurs 3rd July - The Beaverwood, Chislehurst
Friday 4th July - Summer of Love Festival, Hawkhurst, Kent
Sat 5th July - Half Moon, Putney, W. London
YOUTUBE & VIDEOS:
The Former Members Video:https://www.dropbox.com/s/febwzsklvhitvc7/The%20Former%20Members.mp4
Sam Andrew - lead guitar - live 2012 version of "Summertime"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgjuyxiHH_A
The Former Members - blistering solos on “Fly Like An Eagle”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg5ecQcyo68
Bex Marshall with a Big Brother/Janis Joplin classichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxZVA4uz-l4
- St Ives Guildhall