Gary Brooker at 'Blues on the Farm', June 2013
Pictures by Gudrun Schwarz
Gary Brooker guested with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings on 21 June 2013 at the annual 'Blues on the Farm' festival near Chichester, UK. On the second of his numbers, the crowd sang along full blast, our photographer notes. 'I noticed that Gary watched his step, moving slowly and carefully, yet of course he was in good voice. Later my friend and I met Gary and his wife on the way to their car: we thanked him and wished him a good weekend!' writes Gudrun.
An online review says, of the Rhythm Kings, ' ... its probably fair to say that they never really, truly hit their stride though things improved markedly after a superb guest spot from Gary Brooker with, inevitably, A Whiter Shade of Pale.' Watch and listen here ... with an absent bass line from Bill Wyman!
Bandleader, Mr Bill Wyman, introduces a guest ...
Special guest, Gary Brooker
Also on the bill, members of No Stiletto Shoes: Andy Fairweather Low (guitar) and Frank Mead (tenor sax)
Gary still not sitting down
The setlist shows GB's two guest numbers evidently the keys they're in are immaterial!
A wry smile from The Commander
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