With support from Joanne Shaw Taylor
British rock guitarist and vocalist Robin Trower returns to UK with a brand new studio album and a nationwide UK tour in March 2015, which follows 2013’s critically acclaimed Roots and Branches album.
Hailed as one of the finest guitarists in rock history, Robin’s career has spanned more than four decades. In the early 60s, when he played guitar in various London-based bands, his fans included The Rolling Stones and in 1967, he received his big break when he joined Procol Harum; and remained a member until 1972.
After leaving Procol Harum, Robin’s solo career included forming power trio that transformed him into a celebrated guitar innovator. His early albums share a tough, explosive guitar style mixed with his trademark “soft psychedelia” that made him stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Throughout his solo career, he has been regarded as the ‘white’ Hendrix due to his uncanny ability to channel Jimi’s bluesy, psychedelic, Fender Strat playing style.
His second album Bridge of Sighs skyrocketed into the US Top Ten in 1974, peaking at number seven selling a million and a half copies. It still sells 15,000 copies yearly worldwide.
Although Bridge of Sighs was to be his most popular solo release, Trower’s stock continued to rise throughout the 70s and 80s, including a brief stint with ex-Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce which spawned the albums B.L.T. and Truce.
In the 90s, Robin returned to Procol Harum for a brief reunion, before backing ex-Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry on a few releases and touring the USA with his power trio.
After linking up with Bryan Ferry again, to work and play on Bryan’s Frantic album in 2002, in the following years he concentrated on writing and producing film music for releases such as Good Humour Man.
“Robin Trower’s the British Hendrix” Classic Rock Presents ‘The Blues Magazine’
“One of the most influential guitarists ever, and respected the world over” Firebrand Magazine
“Trower’s guitar playing rips it up to awesome effect” Classic Rock Presents ‘The Blues Magazine’