The Robin Trower story started in the mid-Sixties when he began his recording career in the
Southend rhythm and blues band The Paramounts. But the first time Trower pinged on
rock’n’roll’s radar was in 1967, with Procol Harum – house band of the Summer of Love. Though
he did not play on their mega-hit ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, he completed five albums and many
tours with them before breaking away for a solo career in 1971. Robin admits that “the big break
for me was Gary Brooker getting me to join Procol. That opened up the whole world. Without that I
would never been able to go on and do what I’ve done.”
Trower modelled his own band on the power-trio blueprint of Cream and Taste, and, of course, the
Jimi Hendrix Experience. His atmospheric, effects-laden Stratocastering brought inevitable initial
comparisons with Hendrix, but he quickly made his own mark. Something’s About To Change was
released in 2015 confirms a world-class musician at the top of his game. With his own record label
allowing Trower to bypass the spirit-sapping protocol of the conventional record industry, it comes
to no surprise this new album sounds so vital. While palpably influenced by Trower’s deep love of
post-war U.S. blues, its personal themes and visceral music means that it will resonate with every
generation. “As a songwriter and a performer, you use everything at your disposal to put into
songs,” reflects Trower.
The first decade of the current century has seen Robin wowing fans old and new on both sides of the Atlantic.
The stadiums he filled in the Seventies may be a fond memory,
but the upside is that audiences in clubs and theatres can witness
the magic at closer quarters.
Robin will return to the stage in the US in the Spring of 2017
featuring a trio, Robin’s favorite line-‐up, with Richard
Watts on Bass and vocals, and Chris Taggart on drums.
Robin Trower live is an experience not to be missed.
Whether you play guitar, or just enjoy a brilliant soulful
player, come out and see the show. You will walk away
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