SAVOY BROWN - City Nights (2019)
Over 50 years of rocking the blues - Savoy Brown, with leader Kim Simmonds at the helm, return with ‘City Night’ their 40th album released on Friday 7th June 2019 via Quarto Valley Records. On the back of a number one Billboard blues hit in 2017, expectations are high for this new band offering. The album features Kim Simmonds on vocals and searing lead guitar and he is complemented with the most consistent line-up in the band’s history, going strong for more than 10 years now with Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums. ‘City Night’ is comprised of 12 high energy blues rock songs to surely please the worldwide fan base. “Walking On Hot Stones”, “Payback Time” and “Don’t Hang Me Out To Dry” will catch the attention of radio DJ’s looking for the fresh new sound Savoy Brown brings to roots music. Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England. Simmonds has been the group’s guiding hand from the first singles released in 1966 through the band’s newest effort, their fortieth album. Energetic blues has been the calling card of the band from the beginning. “Blues rock” became the catch-all phrase in the late 1960s to describe the band’s music along with that of contemporaries such as Cream, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. In fact, in the 2013 drama film Jimi Hendrix: All Is By My Side, a Savoy Brown song co-written by Simmonds was included in the soundtrack.
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