Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3 + Ben Eaton + Rory Butler
Rory Butler – 7.45pm
Ben Eaton – 8.30pm
Ginger Baker – 9.15pm
This show was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday 17th December, due to injury it has been postponed until Tuesday 26th January. Refunds are available from point of purchase for those that cannot make the new date.
Welcome aboard as Squadron Leader Baker scrambles his crew to fly you to new musical heights and rediscover some old standards along the route! Originally formed late in 1969 after the demise of supergroup Blind Faith, Baker (formerly GBO & Cream) hit on the idea of reinventing the Big Band sound of his youth. After sell out debut shows in Birmingham and London’s Royal Albert Hall on 12 & 15th January 1970, many agreed in hindsight that Airforce 1 well and truly brought the African influence into the popular arena for the first time.
With a changing line up of star musicians, two albums, Airforce 1 and 2 were released in 1970, to critical acclaim that remains to this day. Now in 2015, after successfully touring with his Jazz Confusion, Ginger has decided wear his wings one more and travel in a new direction with blues, Africa, vocals, rhythm and harmony. Airforce 3, will feature previous material and add exciting new arrangements whilst showcasing new talent and collaborating with old friends.
Join us for this special club show, which precedes a bigger world tour planned in 2016.
Please extinguish your cigarettes and fasten your safety belts; we can promise you will have a fantastic flight.
Having recently relocated to London from his native Australia, Ben Eaton’s eclectic solo style and unparalleled guitar and looping skills have fast become a mainstay of the vibrant local music scene.
3 solo releases with ‘The Ben Eaton Trio’ and over 200 live shows a year for the last 10 years have enabled him to build a growing catalogue of original material, as well as a strong grassroots following.
Combining a mix of Funk/Blues and contemporary styles has enabled Ben to hone his soaring vocals and virtuosic guitar skills into an exciting and accessible platform with no two shows the same.
With an emphasis on groove and a strong focus on melody Ben’s performances are the perfect combination of style and substance.