Bruce, Johns & Page Play the Songs of Cream + Steve Rodgers
Last year, Sons Of Cream played some dates around the country. Due to immigration problems, Kofi Baker is unable to come into the UK and so Malcolm Bruce (son of Jack Bruce), and guitarist Will Johns (son of legendary producer Andy Johns and nephew of a certain guitarist called Eric Clapton) have joined up with acclaimed drummer Chris Page to bring the sound of the legendary The Cream back to life and they do it with all the aplomb, gusto and brilliance that you’d expect from three brilliant musicians.
Malcolm Bruce is a composer and multi instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, piano and voice. From the beginning of his life, Malcolm was immersed in music. As a teenager he attended the Guildhall School of Music to study composition and has been performing professionally since the age of 16.
Malcolm has worked with a multitude of musicians over the years including, Bill Ward’s (Black Sabbath) record ‘Ward 1′ featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Dick Heckstall-Smith, and Brand X featuring Percy Jones, John Goodsall and Pierre Moerlan. Malcolm has performed with his father off and on over the years, and has appeared on several of Jack’s CDs, most recently ‘Shadows in the Air’ (2001) and ‘More Jack than God’ (2003) both recorded in NYC. (featuring performances by Eric Clapton, Dr. John, & Horacio Hernandez). Recent live work includes touring with Leslie West and Corky Laing of Mountain, as part of West, Bruce Jr. and Laing.
Will Johns was born in London, 1973 to actress/model Paula Boyd, sister of Pattie, and Record Producer/Engineer Andy Johns (Rolling Stones, Free, Led Zeppelin). He taught himself to play the guitar at 15 and was encouraged by his uncle, Eric Clapton. Another passion shared between Eric and Will was a love of fishing and many hours were spent at the waters edge.
Whilst studying Performing Arts in Oxford, Will formed his first band Cloud 9. He has gone on to perform worldwide with many musicians including Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman and Jack Bruce. He formed ‘Glyda’ with his long time friend, Jesse Wood (son of Ronnie). The band had success, releasing one album and three EP’s, and toured the US, Ireland, France, Germany, and UK. In 2009 Will released his first album ‘Count on Me’ and in 2012 ‘Hooks & Lines’. Both albums contained tracks nominated in the British Blues Awards in 2012 and 2013.
Like Malcolm, Will has music (specifically the blues) deep in his veins and this is why he is able to interpret and continue the legacy of their fathers and do them proud.
Chris Page has been a professional drummer since leaving school, playing in bands all over the world. He has played shows in America, Europe, Middle East, and Hawaii. He’s played with acts such as Andy Fraser (Free), Chris Spedding, Electrasy, Robbie McIntosh, Tobi, Big Bill Morganfield, Max D Barnes, Colin John, Steve Simpson, Rocket 88, Diz Watson, Ben Waters Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland, Big Jack Johnson and many more. Chris is also a founding member of Cheese, whose brilliantly named 1st album – Let It Brie, earned excellent acclaim on the pop/psychedelic market, with powerful driven songs from the brain and massive talent of Marco Rossi (Kevin McDermott Orchestra).
Steve Rodgers, son of Free’s Paul Rodgers, is fast becoming one of the UK’s most in-demand underground international artistes. His self-released EP has already been snapped up by thousands of fans on his MySpace forum. With an eclectic sound which has been likened to Jeff Buckley, Scott Mathews, Ray Lamontagne , Steve is set to take the world by storm, starting at the Borderline!