Savoy Brown bringing blues/rock to Murphy


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Led by guitarist Ken Simmonds, Savoy Brown will be at the Murphy in early November.

Led by guitarist Ken Simmonds, Savoy Brown will be at the Murphy in early November.


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WILMINGTON — English recording artists Savoy Brown are still rocking 50-plus years after the band formed in London, England in 1965.

One of the first bands from the UK after The Rolling Stones to re-invent the blues in the mid-60s, Savoy Brown, led by guitarist Kim Simmonds, continues to perform, record and influence today, and the group is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Murphy Theatre.

The band is a veritable history of music and musicians, with multiple former members going on to form bands such as Foghat or to play for groups such as Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, The Kinks and many more,

Founding member Kim Simmonds has a star on the Rock Walk of Fame and is recognized globally as one of the world’s finest blues/rock players.

“I enjoy entertaining, keeping the music alive and giving people inspiration,” h sayd.

Many of the band’s original songs continue to be played on radio, TV and in movies, including shows including “CSI”, HBO’s “Vinyl”, and a recent Jimi Hendrix movie biopi, gave life once again to Billboard hits such as “Tell Mama” and “Train To Nowhere.

These songs, and many others (from nearly 50 album releases) all hit on the Billboard charts while Top 40 albums, such as “Hellbound Train”, made the band a major concert headline act including the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and both Fillmores.

The concert is sponsored by Gary Warner of Xenia.

Led by guitarist Ken Simmonds, Savoy Brown will be at the Murphy in early November.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_ken-simmonds.jpgLed by guitarist Ken Simmonds, Savoy Brown will be at the Murphy in early November. Courtesy photo

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