I know there are other users like me on these forums who enjoy classic rock bands of the 70's & 80's and wonder if people are aware of the line up that is shaping up to play at the Highvoltage event in London on July 24/25th in London? Allready confirmed are:-
ELP, Argent, Bachman Turner Overdrive, ZZ Top Foreigner, Uriah Heap, Marillion, Asia, Focus, Steve Hackett, Heaven & Hell, and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash with more names to be announced!
They haven't really started publicising this event much yet (a friend of my son's is working on the website to be launched early Feb), but I'm sure that when they do tickets will go fast
Personally I think it's one heck of a lineup already, we've booked our tickets and hotel today. I don't think my flares and Kaftan are still in the bottom of my wardrobe and even if they are probably wont fit my waistline and I certainly haven't got enough hair left for a Hendrix style Afro like I used to have! .
Hope this is some interest to people out there who would like to recall the old days. RG
I saw zzTop a couple or three years ago in Liverpool, part of the Summer Proms Season. I was really disappointed. They have turned into their own tribute band. There was no passion, no "fire down below". They wore over-sized fur stetsons and knee length fur ponchos. They looked like Cousin It, on mescaline. On the other hand there is a band called the Hamsters, who do a ZZTop set who sound much better than the originals. They also do a Hendrix set which has to be seen and heard to be believed. Chas Chandler, Hendrix's one time manager, opines that the Hamsters are the best Hendrix band he has ever heard. Find them here: