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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

Some Record and European Tour News

For the US 2001 tour dates, see here

The fourth album titled Double Bill (on Papillon/Ripple Records) will be released on 23 April 2001. A single taken from the album Love Letters (the same song that was covered by Ketty Lester, Elvis and Frankie Miller) will be released on 30 April featuring George Harrison on slide guitar.

The role of Gary Brooker on this double album is:
Long Walk To DC (Banks/Thomas): Gary Brooker (backing vocals)
Hot Foot Blues (Benno/Benno): Gary Brooker (vocal/piano)
Medley (Snap Your Fingers/What A Friend We Have In Jesus) (Martin/Zanetis; trad. Arr. Wyman/Fame): GB (piano)
Boogie Woogie All Night Long (Louis Jordan): GB (vocal/piano)
Turn On Your Lovelight (Malone/Scott): GB (vocal/piano) This is the second time GB covers this Bobby Bland song. It was also recorded in 1965 with The Paramounts.
Lonely Boy Blue (Weisman/Wise): GB (vocal/piano)
Breakiní Up The House (Mann/Glover): GB (vocal/piano)

The European tour starts at Paradiso, Amsterdam on 3 May 2001 (review). Other dates:

4 May: Ospel Moulin Blues Festival (Tilburg), Netherlands

5 May: Blues Festival, Esjberg, Denmark

6 May: Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway (review).

7 May: Konserthuset, Oslo, Norway

9 May: Music Theatre, Veijle, Denmark

10 May: Train Club, Arhus, Denmark (pictures)

11 May: Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark

12 May: Konserthus, Gavle, Sweden (sparkling press here)

14 May: Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany

15 May: E Werk, Cologne, Germany

16 May: Stadhalle, Lichtenfels, Germany

Gary Brooker will take part in all gigs up to 12 May. After that, and when the Rhythm Kings travel to Italy, Croatia and Austria, GB will be rehearsing with Procol Harum for their 2001 Summer Tour. For other Rhythm Kings dates, see the Bill Wyman website. Gary rejoins the Rhythm Kings for some later European shows, then for their American dates (see here)

Extra dates
13 July:Barcelnoa, Spain: review here

27 July: Cognac, France: review here

29 July Cambridge Folk Festival: review here (whence this Wyman interview from BBC Radio 2: mp3)

For the US 2001 tour dates, see here 

Order the single Love Letters from Amazon UK

Order this CD from Amazon UK

Rhythm Kings: 1998 tour, 1999 tour, 2000 tour

More Rhythm Kings information here

Wyman / Brooker interview excerpts here.

Bill Wyman talks to Record Collector about Gary Brooker

Rhythm Kings on record


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