Robin Trower Band
Mar 17, 2010
and please check Alan Howards excellent U.K site
at robintrowerlive for more information and news.
2010 : I have updated my links page.
Check out the links and have added a link for freddymadeguitars
who had resident photog Neil Calandra do a photo spread of some
of the guitars available. Check out all the links HERE
The rerelease from ICONOCLASSIC of
TWICE REMOVED FROM YESTERDAY
is now available.
I had mentioned before that I had a small hand in it and I have
seen the package. Very nice. Bonus track "Take A Fast Train"
which is a great song. Robin did an interview in it, some pictures
that have not been seen yet (to my knowledge), and a great booklet.
Please click iconoclassic and order yours.
: Well half the band is overseas now and the rest will join them
I also would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who emailed
me about the Atlantic City trip story regarding Sue. I am such a lucky
guy to have been fortunate enough to have met and become friends with so
many people because of this site. And only through the draw of the music
we share and the passion it fills us with, I would have never met such
great people. My life is so much richer for having you all in my life.
20, 2010 : My good friend Neil Calandra, who has graced the pages of not
this site but many others, has started up a website to showcase some
of his photos. Please check out MINDSEYE IMAGES
:Also on Friday night Pete, Angie and Petes son Kit went to see
thanks for the picture Kit
|Saturday Feb 20,
Pete "the kid" Thompson turns 58.
2010 : This is my first posting in a long
time and I hope that there will be
many more to come this year. It is shaping up to be another banner
year for fans of Robin Trower. So much so that I had to make a
seperate page for it all.
I have posted the story about my trip to Atlantic City last Sept.
It's long and personal , I hope you enjoy it.
Tours, new recordings, re releases, and a look back.
31: Congratulations to the following for winning one of the Trower/ Bruce
"Seven Moons Live" DVD's ..........
Frank McLaughlin from Irwin PA
Winners have been notified by email and I have forwarded on the mailing
, 2009 : Added a story about a weekend I spent with
The Johnny Winter Band a few months ago. A great time!
2009 : My take on the Trower/ Bruce / Husbands
:Added a pictures page from the 1975 Gothenburg show HERE
1) The new
DVD "SEVEN MOONS LIVE
will be released on Oct 5, 2009 and
working on the Johnny Winter show I attended and will have some great
2009 : I got
to hang around with another band recently for a couple of days.
Good times, lots of laughs and got to know a great bunch of musicians
who blew this city away! I will be working on the write up soon.
The Johnny Winter Band... what an experience!
2009: Glenn Letsch has a birthday on Tuesday
|June 10, 2009 : Another review and pictures from Ang posted HERE|
Recieved a picture of Jimmy Dewar from " Dee Lux"
2009 : Posted some pix from the Austin show on June 4.
thanks Ang ............ HERE ..................added a review june9
2009 : Review of Scotsdale show from a friend and former student
2009 : Robin Trower latest release "What Lies Beneath" is being
delivered and some comments are starting to surface.
Check out ........ HERE.
: Tour along with the band through the blog from drummer extraordinaire
2009 : The every changing U.K.
site has posted some news regarding
more Trower / Bruce / Husband shows
an article on Jimmy Dewar and a few more tidbits as well.
We all mourn the passing of Reg Isidore
2009 : Added some great pictures from a 1976 show from
Birmingham, AL thanks to John McDavid (site) HERE
2009 : Wishing Robin a
very Happy Birthday
John Rose who does a radio
show from Chicago sent this :
2009 : Added some great pictures from the Nijmegen show thanks to
Frank Visser and Pim Thiemens. HERE
28, 2009 : Reviews news and set lists have been posted on the main page
Best news so far is that there were a number of video cameras
at the show 2/28/09 - Concertgebouw De Vereeniging, Nijmegen and that
at least four old Cream songs were done.
2009 : Happy New Year to everyone.
: Pete Thompson has got his new website up and going so please
check it out as he and Ang have done a great job with it.
: Have added a few pages for the upcoming 2009 events. First one kind
of an overview to the year, then Two tour pages, one for the few shows
lined up with Jack Bruce and one for the RTB tour starting in May.
2008 : SONG
showing Alethea as one of the songs fans would
like to hear next tour...
: On a personal note ... Pete and Angie .... finally!!!
: Some interesting info on Robin's use of Cornell Amps and a nice
interview can be found here Cornell pdf file
: another link to Cornell and some comments about playing
and recording another album. HERE thanks ib
: Added another pictures page with a few pictures
May 13, 1976 courtesy of photographer Michael Leach
17,2008 : The Royal Oak recording has been confirmed as a two cd set.
Should be interesting to see what is on / in this release.
: Check out Pete Thompsons
2008 : Some nice shots from the Mar 29, 2008 Royal Oak
show can be found here
: And a second page of pictures from Birkenhead and Stratford
2008 : Check out the last few UK shows reviews and some great pictures
2008 : A really great chat with Pete Thompson can be found
2008 : More on the road with the lucky Mr. Howard. Wish I was there with
you guys ...I remember this show well a couple of years ago!! HERE
|May 24, 2008 : Nice review and pictures courtesy of Mr. Howard HERE|
2008 : Added a few more pictures to the Glasgow show HERE
Heard from one of Jimmy Dewars daughters (Wendy) that was at the show and said she was amazed at how good it was and that " no-one could have done dad's job other than davey, and that it was all so much better than she had imagined."
2008 : Review and picture from Glasgow. HERE
: and from Ronnie Kerrigan in Nottingham May 14 a review HERE
2008 : Pictures from the Picturehouse - Holmfirth - May 17, 2008
thanks to Matthew Goldsbrough HERE and you can read his and
a second review thanks to Gary Ashton in the review section
May 17 show
2008 : Nice review and pictures from Steven Meek and also
a link for reviews and pictures from Roland Clare HERE
|May 16, 2008 : A moment for Jimmy Dewar.|
2008 : Reviews from
thanks to Mr. Howard
2008 : Some interesting reviews and comments links
here ....thanks Ang
March 11, 2008 show review
|April 19, 2008: An interview with Robin on Modern Guitar website HERE|
2008 : Robin interview by Paul Gilbert in the June issue of
Guitar World ......thanks Joan
|April 3, 2008 : Review from J reason at Bogarts in Cincinnatti HERE|
|Mar 30, 2008 : Review from the Captain re the Detroit Show HERE|
2008 : Reviews and photo page for the two New York shows HERE
: Article from The Boston Entertainment site HERE
or go to the tour dates page and scroll down
: It can be said now that a DVD shoot took place in Detroit last night
with a few cameras and a few still photographers working on it.
Look for more on this soon.
2008 : A very good interview with Robin done by Jeb Wright on
Classic Rock please check it out
2008 : Link to a nice article on our own Mr. Pete Thompson
on Classic Drummer HERE
2008 : Robin did an interview with WXPN Radio - Philadelphia on 3/10/08
and also did a few songs. Watch for more information on this.
2008 : Nice review on Modern Guitar website regarding Seven Moons.
thanks Ang ........ HERE
can now get BOTH of Davey Pattisons solo cd thru the following link.
2008 : Check out the number one album in PA on
WVIA-FM 89.9 and WVYA, 89.7 HERE
2008 : As Pete Thompson said in the guest book regarding the tour
" We are on a roll now ,tighter by the hour,havin fun ,really lookin forward to all the
shows,smilin our asses off,and playin great.... " Check Pete out behind his
new drum kit from Tempus Drums (check out their site) and see Pete
2008 : Link to Club review and pictures from the Austin show ...thanks
2008 : Pictures posted from Janus Landing show....... more to come
2008 : In an interview on a Louisianna website Robin makes mention
some possibility of doing a show sometime with Jack Bruce.
A nice interview, although I do get tired of reading about JH in
all of Robins interviews. I understand the interviewer is looking to
inform those who are not familiar with RT what to expect but still
wish these comparisons, such as "white Hendrix" would stop
... really ... what does that mean? read it HERE
2008 : Check out the latest GUITAR PLAYER (Feb issue) it has a
section they call "Play like...." and this month is on Robin.
A number of pictures and some technical guitar stuff ..... check it out.
thanks to Joan for the info
a new release from Hal Leonard Books in April 2006
2008 : Robin will be doing another Rockline Interview on Feb 6.
click here for the ROCKLINEwebsite... thanks to J Reason for the heads up
6, 2008 : During this tour we are going to try and get show reviews
only the audience perspective but also from the bands view of things.
Should be interesting. If you would like to contribute reviews and pix
to the site please send to email@example.com I can tell you from past tours
that the band does look to see what you thought so drop a note or
any short comments in the guestbook (longer reviews should be sent in
and I will do them in the reviews page as they come in)
I have seen the set list ... songs from EIGHT
Pete has an upcoming interview for a prestigious drum magazine and
|Dec. 24, 2007: Well the
rehersals are over and everyone is back home. The rehersals went
really well and the new set list will be something for all of us to remember.
Check the dates and get your tickets early.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season and the very best in 2008
: Some new photos from 1973 in Amsterdam and also 1976 have
shown up. Thanks to photographer Jorgen Angel for allowing
us to see them. Check it out on Pictures 27 HERE
2007: TP announces that the Jack Bruce / Trower recording
and titled "SEVEN MOONS"
Go here for more info
2007 : EMI has allowed the James Dewar recording
to be "Pay per song" download" by a company called 7DIGITAL
in the UK. GO HERE if you want to download the songs
2007 : Announcement that Glenn Letsch will be handling the
on the 2008 tour. Glenn, who played with Davey Pattison and
Ronnie Montrose (Gamma) and also toured with Robin around
2007 : I have been informed that Dave Bronze will definitely not be on
2007 : Lots of things going on and when I get some free time I will post
2007 : Update on the 2007 Main page Here
re release of Bridge Of Sighs.
:Added a picture from April 2, 1976 Capitol Theater on Pictures 2
: Tour 2008 update : Robin will hit the road again in Europe in 2008.
Plans of a 6 week tour, taking in France, Holland Germany, Belgium
& the UK.
Approxiamate period will be between April 20th to June 2nd.
I should have specific dates in a few weeks, but the London date will
be Friday 23rd May - The Mean Fiddler, London
The American tour plans I would think should be announced soon for the
: Added a couple of pictures from the 2005 tour in Amsterdam HERE
, Update on the 73 videos ...... recorded by French TV on 6/29/73
Theatre Bataclan, 50 boulevard Voltaire 75011 Paris.
2007 : On youtube there is new footage of Robin, Jimmy and Reg from
|May 15, 2007 : More pictures added from a 1977 show HERE|
Wednesday May 16 marks five years since
Jimmy Dewar passed away.
2007 : Received a note today from Gary Husband who was brought in
to work on the Jack Bruce collaboration. We have corresponded a
couple of times and I asked him what he thought of the experience
of recording with Robin and Jack. Thanks Gary
Check it out
2007 : A special thanks to Fin Costello and Dede and Jon at Redferns for
sharing these amazing shots from 1973..... HERE
Check these out and take some time to go through the Redferns
site...they have some great shots of a lot of artists.
|May 2, 2007 : Thanks to Mitch
for the great shots from the past including this
signed promo poster from the Beyond The Mist tour HERE
: Another shot from the 1987 tour added HERE
More Trower soundtracks in film.....
(special thanks to our roving reporter in Ireland
"Irish" Ray Martin for this contribution
1) Guitarman (2008) : Music - origional score by Ronnie Montrose
with Johnny Winter / Neil Schon/ Satriani
and others ... check the link for more info HERE
2) Pride (2007) : Fool And Me / I Can't Wait Much Longer
click for more info HERE
I am starting to set up a new section on other music / albums and musicians that I have enjoyed over the years and will be posting it soon. One of great albums I had was Johnny Winter and Live. Thanks to friend Neil Calandra we have some recent pixs to enjoy. Check out the first of many HERE
2007 : Got some great new pictures of James Dewar
(thanks to Luke for the info) HERE
2007 : Have been working on the Events Page trying to tie in as much as
to show the history of the Robin Trower Band. Check out some of the
updates Events History Page
:See an interview with Derek Sutton HERE
|Feb 17, 2007 : Posted a letter
to Dave Bronze from Littlehavens regarding the
results of our poster charity event. Once again thanks to all who
2007 : Check out this short clip on Youtubewith
a young Davey Pattison
and guitarist Darryl St. John doing "Voyager". thanks for the email Darryl
2007 : Added a couple of great pictures from a 1976 concert
Thanks to Phil B. for these .. and you can purchase copies from the photographer HERE
2007 : The Bob Rivers KZOK FM in Seattle has a few mp3 files
you can download of RTB with Livvy and Alvino. Great version
of Alethea. Little Bit Of Sympathy and 20th Century Blues
are the others. Check it out HERE(thanks to Victor from Wisconsin).
2007 : Our own Dave Bronze will be performing at the charity concert
for a celebration for Jim Capaldi. Dave will join with
Steve Windwood, Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh and others ...
For Details please click here .... more to come on this
The Robin Trower Band Charity Raffle
RTB raffle page HERE
2006 : Davey Pattison has done a nice interview for one of the papers around
his home turf. Check it out HERE
2006 : "Irish" Ronnie Kerrigan recently travelled from Ireland to
to catch a show. Please check out his story and pictures HERE
2006 : Another review on Bronzie with the Fairweather_Low tour
: A few Trower tunes have found themselves in the movies HERE
2006 : Got some great pictures of the Band at the Limelight in Crewe UK
May 8, 2006. Thanks to Martin Kessel for these HERE
2006 : Reflections of 2006 in pictures ........ HERE
: Lots more to come including a chat with Steve and Laurie....
: an auction for a very special piece of work from the band for charity...
26, 2006 : Dave Bronze on tour with Andy Fairweather-Low.
Review and pictures from the first show HERE
2006 : Please check out the story of my U.K. trip
in April of 2006
A special thanks to Alan, Duncan, Pete, Dave, Davey, Robin, Andrea, Steve and Laurie,
for making me feel so welcome, and for giving me one of the most memorable times of my life.
2006 : Pictures from BB Kings thanks to Neil Calandra HERE
: Last show on the 2006 tour goes tonight in Boston.
for another successful tour in the US.
2006 : Comments from the Dallas show thanks to Darrell Jones
with pictures by Bill Ellison on the tour page
2006 : A great interview with Robin from Dave Iozzia has been posted
Daves site HERE (thanks Dave)
: Also some pictures of the Starland Ballroom,
NJ - June 27, 2006 (Photos by Phil Laskowski) HERE
2006 : Having posted the Fender Ad photo that resident photographer
Neil Calandra took of Robin at the Mean Fiddler when we were
in London last year HERE for his efforts Fender made Neil one
of the Trower signature guitars. You can see a very happy Neil
over on the UK site here (I am envious :o)
20, 2006 : Added a couple more reviews
(thanks Roland) posted
Well the first leg of a very successful tour is over and you can imagine
2006 : Remember back in December of last year and Robin, along with
origional Paramounts line up got together and did a show in
Southend? Well the band has put it on a dvd for all to enjoy. This
is not a pro-shot dvd but from what I have heard was that it was
a great show and that Robin, playing quite different from his normal
method, was amazing.
13, 2006 : Check the poster from the Filmore show designed by
Thomas Morris on the tour review page HERE
2006 : More reviews and pictures posted.....
and more coming in!
: Talked to Pete and Davey on the weekend and they both agreed
that the band is sounding and playing better than ever. Another
packed house in Chicago and I would expect more will be like that.
Only a few shows left. DOn't wait to get your tickets if you want
to see them.
: I hope that somewhere down the road that someone decides to
get a few shows recorded off the board. This set would make
a great live cd. Please do it before someone else does.
2006 : The Fender 60th Anniversary ad featuring Robin Trower can be
found in magazines everywhere. I have heard of one in Vintage Guitar.
Check it out HERE
2006 : A really well done interview by Jeb Wright can be found on the
: A review from the Blaze show posted Thanks to Eric Wroblewski HERE
2006 : Robin did a phone interview with the South Bend Tribune. That you
can read HERE thanks Ray
Interesting interview. You can also cast a vote for best guitarist HERE
2006 : From the House Of Blues in Cleveland HERE
Thanks to Ron Love
Happy Canada Day!!
: Thanks to David Parizer for a great review posted from the
Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut on the reviews page HERE
2006 : Posted the first of many photos and a couple more reviews
night and from the Sunday night show...... HERE
|June 24, 2006: Check
out an interview with Robin in the latest issue of
Classic Rock Magazine Check the cover here
thanks to Peter Allen for the update
2006 : Had a chat with Davey today while the guys were heading off
the next sound check. The show last night was a full house and
went great according to them. A bit tired from the jet lag but
everyone is in fine shape and looking forward to tonights show
which is an outdoor venue.
A couple of songs added ... Past Untied and What's Your Name.
2006 : Even though the tour in the UK is over the band continues working
From Dave Bronze :
" Last night (20th), I performed at an open air show called
"Highclere Rocks" at a large country estate in Berkshire.
Many of the usual suspects, and some new ones.
Lineup was; Gary Brooker, Paul Carrack, Geoff Whitehorn,
Mike Rutherford, Jody Linscott, Ian Thomas,
Me, 4 female singers and 2 brass players.
Guests were; Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Nick Mason,
Georgie Fame, Andy Fairweather Low.
Also on the bill, Bryan Ferry and band.
All good fun, even the rain held off!
2006 : Four years since Jimmy Dewar passed away.
Put on one of his albums and re-acquaint yourself
by reading some stories HERE
2006 : I made it back....and in one piece! It was an amazing
week and I have
lots of pictures and stories to get on paper.
I am getting thru all the mail and if a response seems long in coming I
apologize. I do like to respond to all the mail but things have been busy
and I am just starting to catch up.
: I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone I met for their
The day has finally arrived and I am off to the U.K. to catch a few shows,
meet up with some friends, share a few pints and of course, and take a few pictures.
Hope to meet up with some of you at the shows.
Robin Trower interview on Fender.com. Some talk about the tour and the
upcoming release. (thanks to Pat for the info) Check it out HERE
2006: Posted on the official site a short audio clip of one of the
songs titled "Can't Stand The Sound" that the band has been
working on. Check it out HERE
2006 : Check out the tour 2006
info page. Posted the set list from the
current touring going on and put a link up to Alan Howards great
UK site which shows the current tour poster. Watch for tour pictures
and reviews coming up on the UK site. Our two sites are collaborating
to cover this UK leg of the tour.
: The band is on a bit of a break right now. Davey is working on the
Dave Bronze ...... 54 years young
If you would like to leave dave a message please click HERE
I don't often put unrelated links on here but I thought this was incredible. Check out this video. Make sure you have the sound on HERE
2006 : Well the band will be starting rehersals this Wednesday
for the start of the 2006 tour. I have heard of a couple of
additions to the set list....
Too Much Joy from Go My Way which should be interesting as
Robin origionally had the vocals but I believe Davey will be
handling them on the tour.
Another could be 20th Century Blues.
Going back to England!!!!!!
With the help and encouragement from family and friends
I have booked another trip to the UK to catch a few shows on
April 26 in Southampton
April 27 in Bilston
April 28 in Manchester
Hope to see you there ....... more to follow on this.
2006 : Dave sent a couple of pictures in playing with a few 'friends'
|March 3,2006 : Special thanks
to the Dewar family for sharing a few special pictures
of Jimmy with us. Please go here
22, 2006 : annoucement of the possibility of a tour in North America
late summer / early fall. Things are happening. TOUR AMERICA
: Keeping busy before heading over to start rehersing for the April
" Here is a picture of the guitar Robin got from Robert Fripp.
2006 : Watch for an upcoming
interview with Robin by Brian Holland
on the Modern Guitars Magazine website
2006 : Added a link for another review for the DVD from
Modern Guitars Magazine
: A UK magazine called "Classic Rock -Unsung heros" is now out and
has a great article about Jimmy Dewar. Part of it is posted on my
guestbook (#694). thanksJ. Stewart. I have recieved the article
(thanks Alan) And I have posted a page with it HERE
2006 : Got a nice note from Alvino Bennett today.
" As of yesterday, Feb.1 2006, I'm resuming my drum duties with
The Dave Mason Band again. We're all xcited and r' ready 2 go
out and kick some serious ASS this year. "
For tour dates check out Dave's site. Dave Mason site
Look for an interview with Robin in Guitar One's March 2006 issue
2006 : Thanks to Ray Martin for the advise of the latest
GUITAR PLAYER review of the DVD HERE
2003: Added a page on guitarist Robert Fripp who is a friend of the
Trowers. Robert has an on-line diary and a recent get together
provided a great story and some nice pictures to view.
Click here for more information
2006 : Added a fan story by Ian Ellis on the August 24, 1975
Reading Festival show. Some interesting pictures also HERE
2005: Congratulations to Richard and Sisca Watts on the birth of
Rich is playing in a cover band called Hussy and they have a website
up with some great audio and video clips of the band. Check this
out as they do some amazing work. I hope they come out with a live
recording as I would certainly want to have one.
check out www.hussyband.com.
: Check this link out to see a few photos of the Paramounts show. HERE
contributions to this site over the past year. I could not have done it without
the support from fans and the band members alike. I would also like to thank
Robin, Davey, Dave and Pete for giving us such a great year with all
the shows and recordings that were released. For me personally, my trip to
London would be very hard to top (but maybe in 2006 I might try :o).
Have a safe holiday season and all the best in 2006....... Steve
2005 : The feedback from the Paramounts reunion is starting to come
Will have a bit more on it later but got the following from Robin....
"Who would have thought that after 40 or more years it would be
possible that the original band would be standing on the same
stage playing the music and songs that brought us together in the
early sixties. At first it was to be Gary Brooker and Mick Brownlee
and myself but at the last minute Chris Copping (the original bass
player) was able to come from Australia. A few hours rehearsal the
day before and then in ---------- and there was definitely the odd
magic moment with Mick and Chris playing with real empathy and
Gary as powerful as ever on piano and vocals.
It was all great fun. "
14, 2005 : A little bit of rock’n’roll history will be made
in Southend on Sea
in the U.K. on Dec 17/ 2005. More than 40 years after they split,
Southend band The Paramounts are reuniting for a one-off gig in
The original line-up, Robin Trower, Chris Copping, Mick Brownlee
and Gary Brooker will perform for one night. The show, scheduled
for Club Riga, on the Saturday before Christmas, is sold out.
For more on this go to the Paramounts page.
I am hoping to get a story or two from the show and maybe a
couple of pictures.
: Added a picture to the Reading Festival show in Aug 24, 1975
2005 : A review from "Fuzz Magazine" in Sweden on the Live LOOT cd.
(Thanks to Chris Frances for the translation)
ROBIN TROWER ”Living out of time – Live”
2005 : Reflections
of 2005 Here
: I got a couple of pictures from the rehersal studio during the
: Speaking of the DVD, an incredible piece of work. Watching
2005 : The Renfrew Ferry show in Glasgow was unfortunatly cancelled
the last minute due to some technical problems with the sound levels
at the venue. Derek Sutton posted the perfect comment on what
transpired. Click here to go to TP to read his comments.
Very disappointing to the many fans who travelled many miles to
see the show. Ray, Brian, Ronnie, Lisa, Laura and everyone else,
let's hope something can be booked in Glasgow before the end of
the tour. Neil, good thing we didn't take that last minute flight!!
2005 : Big day tomorrow as the second leg of the tour starts in Brighton.
Check out the 2005 Nov Tour Page for some songs you may hear.
This set will be amazing with Robin pulling out some of his classics
for the first time in 25 years .... Twice Removed From Yesterday,
Hanna, ( which Davey always said to me that if there was one song
he always wanted to do, this was it) and more.... check the list.
Posted a picture of Hazel Fernandez on the Another
Days Blues page
: Posted a review of "Another Days Blues" from the British press (thanks
2005 : Added a couple of pictures from a show May 31, 1974 Santa
CA. and a link to photographer Marvin Rinning's website to view
more pictures. (thanks Marvin) HERE
: According to reliable sources (thanks John W.) the Brighton show
: There will be new tour shirts for sale,
similar to the first leg shirt but
2005 : Robin, Dave and Pete have been rehersing the past few days
Davey is on his way over to join up for some rehersal time and to
go thru a number (I am aware of at least 10 possible different songs)
that may end up on the set lists for this leg of the tour.
I will post the songs once I hear which made it to the final list.
Once the tour starts please check here for reviews and pictures.
Those of you
who have already got your copies of
Added some pictures of Robin in a couple of Marshall ads HERE
: Added an image of another old 45 cover ( found it on ebay :o) HERE
: The Living Out of Time DVD is now available for pre order thru
2005 : Added some pictures from Aug 24, 1975 Reading Festival
(Thanks to Rob Cooper) Page 20 pictures
|Oct 4, 2005 : The November leg
of the tour is going to be quite different from
the first shows in the form of a set list change. Look for
the band to showcase a number of older "classic" Trower tunes from
the 70's and 80's.
Since they will be working on the list of songs early Nov. I will hold off
with the song titles I have heard about but there were seven "classics"
With the limited number of shows in Nov (so far) I would suggest
getting your tickets asap. These will go fast.
This will be a real treat for you in the UK. Two RT tours in one year
and two very different shows at that.
2005 : A great story and comments from RT on the early days in Southend
from the PH site HERE .... some great pictures also. (thanksRay)
2005 : You can catch a video with TrowerBand alumni Alvino Bennett
in a rehersal with guitarist and effects wizard Mike Fuller ( owner of
Fulltone Effects which RT uses) on the Fulltone site
HERE. Mike is a great player and if you haven't heard him yet
do check into his own cds.... some amazing stuff!
13, 2005 : I have had a bit of free time this week to go through
files with pictures, articles etc. that I have received over the years
through the generosity of many of you who visit this site. I have
added three pages to the pictures section. I must apologize as I
have lost the book that I was keeping track of who had sent what
If you recognize any of the pictures ( I have a good idea who sent
them but of course I want to be sure :o) please let me know
that it was you who took them so I can acknowledge it.
First page is a few ads I have from the 1977 Japan tour and a few pictures. HERE
The next one HERE
has more of Robin and Jimmy Dewar from the
And the third addition HEREhas
a few pictures from
2005 : Read an interview with Robin Trower
by Bruce Madden on the
Experience Hendrix website HERE
Davey Pattison joined up with ex Doobie Brothers keyboardist
Dale Ockerman on Dales latest release " A Piece Of My Mind"
He did the vocals on two of the tracks. "Blues For Mother Nature"
and "Judgement Day" Also featured are Doobie Bros bassist
Tiran Porter. Dale was also on Davey's solo cd's.
To order this cd go to Dale's site HERE
31, 2005: Check out the Dave Bronze newspage.
Dave is endorsing a
new amplifier by Markbass ( use explorer when linking) and he
is a featured artist on their site.
Dave also sent a picture you can check out (thanks Dave)
16, 2005 : The new version or reworked Someday Blues cd titled
"Another Days Blues" should be available in September
according to tp.
New songs and a different version of Go My Way will be very
interesting. Besides remixing the results of Pattisons vocals and
Robins changes to the songs, Dave Bronze also recorded new
bass tracks on five of the songs. This will be an entirely new CD.
: I have redone the 2005
tour page with links to the 2nd leg
: Perhaps with the new album, maybe a live album from the tour,
2005 : I have finially finished the write up on my trip
to England.... Read it here my thanks to
everyone who made it so memorable.
2005 : More pictures and a great review of the Sweden
show (thanks Hasse)
2005 : Have added another date to the second leg of the tour for
Birkenhead, Wirral, UK from a very happy buyer who has
already got his tickets. (thanks Peter) Here
Added some photos and a link to the June 10 Sweden Rock Festival
2005 : A nice review of LOOT from promotor Pete Freensta HERE
: As stated in the guestbook (thanks to Dean):
A new movie called "Lords Of Dogtown" just out uses the
classic "Daydream" in it. While I could not find the credit for RT
I did find it listed for the song "Hanna" on another movie called
"Dogtown and Z-Boys"
: Added a review from the April Southhampton show HERE
: More information has been coming in from sources in the UK regarding
upcoming shows. While none of these have been confirmed by the
management I thought I would post what I have seen. No indications
of the scope of a second leg of a tour or the line up but if it is true
then those of you who missed the first shows will get a second chance.
Not to mention those of you who will go to more than one!
I will confirm as soon as I hear it is going on.
2005 : Sources for this site (thanks Pat) have advised an advertisement
a show in NOVEMBER in Dartford , Kent. This has not been
confirmed by management, and no mention of what the line up is yet
but this is good news for fans in the UK who did not get to see a show
on the first go round. Hopefully more show dates will come up.
Review for the Gloucestershire show from the BBC
: Review for the South Shields show on BBC.co HERE
You can order the Schenker /Pattison Endless Jam Continues through
: Speaking of Davey Pattison, I got a note today
from former Doobie
2005 : UK Magazine "Guitarist" June 2005 issue
Music Reviews - Simon Bradley
"Living Out Of Time"
* * * * (four stars)
Trower has to be one of this countries most underrated blues rockers, even after four decades.
Of course, one thing you can't escape after that sort of time spent playing is a serious level of feel, and his latest album drips emotion and sheer tone. Vocalist Davey Pattison does a great job in complimenting Trower's gutsy style and, although the bluesy stuff is occasionally tired, the consumate ease with which it is played can't fail to inspire. The Hendixian Please Tell Me is the pick and if Robin is a new name to you, get this and become a convent.
Standout tracks, Another Time Another Place and Please Tell Me.
( thanks to Pat Hackett for sending this in )
A few pictures and review from two of the Germany
with Richard Watts May 10 Aschaffenbugger, Germany
2005 : Added a review of Living Out Of Time from the march issue
the Swedish magazine FUZZ
There is also an interview with Robin that I will get interpeted soon.
Thanks to Chris Francis for sharing this with us and will post soon.
: Alvino Bennett has hooked up again to the internet and sent an update
: The Davey Pattison / Michael Schenker second collaboration is done
Tonight is the last show of the current tour at a show in Amsterdam.
May 16 marks the third year annivesary of the passing of the great James
Congratulations to Dave Bronze
Concert For George DVD,
which has gone platinum 7 times over
2005 : Added a few reviews on the April page
couple of pictures from the London show
2005: I am
making the trip!!
I have got the tickets, the hotels are booked and I will be off to London to attend three shows. I will be hooking up with frequent photo contributor Neil Calandra to see two of the three shows with lots of pictures and videos to take place.
The shows will be the Gloucester, London and South Shields shows. I hope to meet up with a lot of the people I have met over the years through this site.
Davey, you will be buying that beer you owe me! More on the trip at a later date.
The new remixed cd is also available and is incredible. Dave Bronze has done an outstanding job with the remix. You can order this thru the above link or pick up a copy or two at the shows.
2005 : Show reviews and pictures are now
and check out the tour shirts link .
The start of the 2005 Tour
Lots of things going on this week.
First off to celebrate Robin's 60th birthday on Wednesday March 9
Monday the 7th: DJ John Rose at the University of Illinois will be playing some RT tunes
on his "Hidden Treasures" show. The show is broadcast from 12-4 PM
CST uicradio. You can request your favorite tunes by emailing John at
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 312-413-2191 during the show.
: The tour officially starts Monday
Wednesday March 9 : Robin Trower...the big 60!!
|Feb 25, 2005: See the Official Tour Poster HERE|
|Feb 23, 2005: Get a guitar lesson
from Robin Trower
Check out this link done during the Go My Way tour HERE
2005: tour thoughts
.... from the band
2005 : The
new "Living Out Of Time" release ?? Read
about it here
: The Pete Thompson Interview is done! please click here
A young 53!!!! Happy Birthday !!
|Dec 30 2004: 1976 Worlds largest PA system was ...... here|
: Have started a section called "The
British Press" which contains some
interesting articles and interviews..
2004 : The Bridge Of Sighs book is now available to order thru various
connected with Hal Leonard publishing. It has not shown up on
Amazon.com but I would think it will soon. You can order it thru this
link. Bridge Of Sighs
I found and purchased an album titled
Flash Fearless versus The Zorg Women parts 5&6
A real interesting album. Click on the album link to read more.
2004 : While it is holiday time and so I will be taking a break from the
of city life and heading out to our cottage to relax and enjoy life.
I thought I would try and stir up some conversation so I vented a
bit of my own personal thoughts on what has been going on with the
lack of touring and the waiting state we all find ourselves in. If you
have anything to comment please write me, put it in my guestbook or
wherever you want. This is just more of a wondering "why not"
thing and just to stimulate some talk. Click HERE
2004 : Dave sent a couple of pictures while on tour opening for
Jeff Beck and Bonnie Raitt Here
2004 : The Pete Thompson Interview is coming along. This is going
a good time interview. There are lots of stories from the "Passion"
tours and we will also be talking about recording with this band again
after almost 14 years.
: Updates on Bill, Pete, and Dave's newspages.
Check Out what could still be in the works
|July 7, 2004 :
I got a very nice email from Steevi Bacon the other day. He was
one of the drummers who worked and recorded on "Go My Way" .
I asked him to share a bit of the experience with us. Click here
I got the following from Gary Hughes ..... " I am a frequent visitor to your site and a long
time Trower fan. Thought you might enjoy this picture – the ultimate address for a fan of the
master. This is an actual street in the city of Napa, which is located in Northern California. I
have seen this sign many times when visiting Napa, which is the center of the California wine country. This time we just happened to have the digital camera in the car and my wife snapped this picture as we drove by.
Thank you Gary for sharing this with us!
25, 2004 : Robin
Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
A music book by Hal Leonard Publishing
Hal Leonard Publishing releases music books on just about everybody and now it seems that they are going to do one on Robin Trower's Bridge Of Sighs. I don't know if this is a tab sheet book but you can read the details HERE
. Recieved from the publisher the following .......................
"At this point, the release date is June 1 and it is in guitar-recorded-version format, that is note-for-note transcriptions. This is all the information we have at this time.
Please continue to check the "What's New" page of our website as it will appear there as soon as it is available. "
I got my Pattison / Schenker CD in the mail and it is an amazing piece of work. Schenker is an amazing guitar player and Davey's vocals are incredible. Don't miss out on this ORDER HERE
2004 : I just read that Bobby Mayo who did keyboard work on
"In The Line Of Fire" passed away Feb 23, 2004. He was 52.
He was a member of Peter Framptons Band and toured with a
number of fine musicians. Please check his site out BM
Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
: I get a lot of mail asking about guitar tabs for Robin Trower so I
thought I would put something up to help those of you looking for it.
|April 3, 2004 : Davey Pattison's
latest work with guitarist Michael Schenker is being
advertised as able to order thru this link Endless Jam
There is a version of "Long Misty Days" on this that I can't wait to hear !!
: On Amazon
.com and CD
Universeit is showing
an upcoming new
release for Robin titled " Dreaming The Blues" .
Trying to find some more information on this and will post as soon as I hear.
CD Universe lists it as " A generous double selection from the master guitarist and producer's 1990's albums. " There are two labels listed, Recall and Snappermusic. Recall is a part of Snapper. It is double selection. I heard from Derek on this and they are unaware of this release.
: Pete Thompson is on tour for the next three weeks in Germany with
Dr. Feelgood as their drummer was ill. (Dave Bronze connection).
Check the feelgood page for more information. I love this band.
If you get the chance check them out.
2004 : A few things happening .... Bill
Lordans' band on an award winning
compilation cd ........ Davey Pattison is working with guitarist Michael
Schenker .... Alvino is touring this week in New York with Dave Mason.
Also good news on Jack Bruce's website as Jack recovers from liver
cancer and is now doing better. You can leave him a note on his site to
wish him well. Check out the links above for more info.
is now available click the link to order
29,2003: Check out Dave Bronze's news page for
an update on a new
project that Dave and Pete are working on. LOOT engineer
Mark Daghorn is producing an album with them. DB NEWS
: I am waiting confirmation on the possible re release of digitally remastered
versions of two of Robin's albums
" Take What You Need" and "In The Line Of Fire"
by a company called Wounded Bird Records sometime in
January 2004. I will confirm this as soon as I can. WBR
: Another never before seen picture has been added to the
pictures section...... check it out page 8
: Added a few pictures of Jimmy Dewar I recieved from his family
that you can see on the Pictures Page 7.
|Nov 17, 2002: Tribute to a friend ..... Here|
2001 and 2002.
A little bit of history
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