This ensemble came together to conclude the London celebrations of the 60th birthday of the celebrated British writer, technophile, conservationist and Procophile Douglas Adams (1952–2001). Their set concluded the four-hour party.
Paul Beavis, drums | Gary Brooker,
voice and piano | Dave Bronze, bass | Margo Buchanan,
David Gilmour, voice and guitars | Jodi Linscott, percussion | Robbie McIntosh, voice and guitar | Paul 'Wix' Wickens, keyboards
'McIntosh opened the set before being joined by the rest of the band in
stages,' according to
Brooker (right) 'still has an astonishing voice at 66,' according to Chortle.
Note on the players
Mssrs Beavis, Brooker and Bronze play together in the current incarnation of Gary's No Stiletto Shoes
Mssrs Brooker, Bronze and McIntosh have played together in The Gary Brooker Ensemble (album here)
Mssrs Brooker, Bronze, Buchanan, Linscott and Wickens have played together in various incarnations of Gary's Band du Lac
David Gilmour played with Mr Brooker at Douglas's funeral
Douglas Adams performed with Procol Harum in 1997
See full reviews of the show here, here
Procol dates in 2012 | BtP's main page about Douglas Adams | Other non-Procol Brooker ensembles