Jimi Hendrix Anniversary Gigs

We’ve been playing some gigs recently marking the anniversary of the release of Are you Experienced, Jimi Hendrix’s groundbreaking debut album 50 years ago.

It’s been great to see both young and not so young fans of Jimi’s music at these gigs and talk to those who actually attended some of his concerts way back in the day.

Another date worth a mention will be 29th May when we will be appearing in Spalding 50 years after what has now been called the first major pop festival in the UK featuring The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Pink Floyd, The Move to name but a few.

So for those of you who would like to celebrate with us please check out the gig page and we hope to see you out there.

Take care.

John, Mark & Kev.

Southport Rockers Reunited Live Music Weekend

First of all apologies for the lack of updates recently.

I have to get myself into the habit of letting you know what the band have been up to.

There’s nothing more draining for a band than hours and hours of travelling to get to gigs! It’s something we all have to do but becomes very stressful when you arrive late.

Saturday we played Southport at The Rockers Reunited live music weekend. Our stage time was 4.30pm and with many other bands appearing it was important to stick to the given time.

So leaving Birmingham at 12.45pm to get to Southport for 3.30 pm seemed more than reasonable…right? Wrong!

The M6 was at a standstill with roadworks….panic set in when the Satnav informed us our ETA was 4.05 pm. Mmm! unload the van, set the gear up, get changed and on stage in 25 minutes wasn’t going to happen.

Fortunately, we arrived at 3.55pm and with the crew ready to get our gear unloaded it was looking like we might just make it….that was when the keys decided they wouldn’t unlock the van doors.

Arrrgh! 5 minutes later we managed to get the doors open then it was all hands on deck. We virtually had no time at all, equipment out of the cases and loaded on to stage, changed and on to the stage 5 mins late.

Yep! All fun and games, but we went on to have a great gig. 🙂

Jimi Hendrix 50 Year Anniversary Celebrations

Hi to all out there.

Well after a break we hit the ground running and rolled into Darlington on Friday 3rd Feb to play The Forum.

This gig was exactly 50 years to the day that the Jimi Hendrix Experience played Darlington.

A sell out crowd helped us to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy, once again the timeless music of James Marshall Hendrix.

Even the fact that I was suffering slightly with a …err! stomach upset, to put it politely didn’t stop us storming through a well-received set, and it was once again really nice to meet up with our Darlo friends.

There will be more Hendrix anniversary gigs in the pipeline so please keep an eye on our gig page and we hope to see you out there.

Take care.

The End of 2016

Hi folks.

It’s been a bad year for losing some iconic musicians who have provided the soundtrack to our youth, but their memory lives on in the music they have left behind.Let’s hope Keith Richards keeps sticking his two fingers up at The Grim Reaper for a while to come yet.

Apologies for no updates on the last few gigs Castle Donnington, Putney Uxbridge and Leicester but thanks to all who attended. Our last gig of the year was at one of our fave venues. The Flowerpot, Derby. It was made extra special by the fact that so many of our friends turned up, and on a Boxing Day gig we really appreciated it.

We wish you all a safe, healthy & happy new year.

John, Mark & Kev.

The Castle Inn. Castle Donnington

After an enforced break in our schedule due to unforeseen circumstances, we played The Castle Inn. Castle Donington last night for the first time.

Though Kev’s Sat nav took us to some remote village a few mile away we managed to find it in the end. (Mental note – Satnavs can be wrong!!)

This is a relatively new venue having only been opened 12 months, but we had a great and appreciative crowd who made us welcome and the venue provided us with a nice meal as an added bonus.

We look forward to playing one of our fave venues next Sunday 27th November @ The Half Moon, Putney where we will be celebrating the birthday of Jimi Hendrix.

Hope to see you there.

John, Kev & Mark.

The Leon Hendrix Golden Anniversary Tour. Featuring Are You Experienced?

Well now that things are getting back to normal, (whatever that means?)  on behalf of Leon Hendrix and Are You Experienced? I would like to thank everyone that came along to the gigs for their support.

It certainly was an experience hanging out with Leon, who stayed with us at The Campbell residence, and listening to the stories about him and Jimi growing up.
I would have to say that the highlight of the tour had to be playing The Scotch of St. James. London exactly 50 years to the day when Jimi Hendrix played the same venue just a matter of hours after stepping off the plane when he arrived in the UK. and having Jimi’s younger brother Leon Hendrix alongside you to mark the occasion was the icing on the cake.

There are more plans in the pipeline regarding Are You Experienced? and Leon Hendrix and as soon as anything is finalised I will put the word out.

I would also like to thank Joe Blanks for standing in on drums for part of the tour, and doing such a great job while Kevin was in Italy celebrating his wife Stella’s 50th birthday. (So I guess we can forgive him for that. Lol)

The Tour turned out to be a lot of hard work for me personally as the original tour was cancelled due to circumstances outside of my control, but once I managed to speak to Leon he expressed his wish to come over and play with Are You Experienced? and asked if I could salvage any dates?

So! again thanks to the venues that stuck with it, as after cancelling a date it’s not particularly easy to state that the date is now not cancelled!!
But after the dust settled I can say that it was worth it in the end…..just don’t ask me to do it again! :-/


John, Kev & Mark.

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