Rock legend to play Music Hall

Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce

Rock star Jack Bruce, one of the founder members of the legendary 60s band Cream, is to play Aberdeen’s Music Hall this spring.

With his group, The Big Blues Band, he will appear at the city centre venue on Thursday, March 13, as part of a national tour. One of the true giants of modern music, Bruce was the vocalist and bass player in Cream and composer of many of their classic hits, including White Room, Sunshine of Your Love, and I Feel Free.

The supergroup power trio also featured Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.

Before that he played in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers and the classic Blues Incorporated.

His new 10-piece band covers the Cream hits and classics by the likes of BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Cray.

The line-up includes guitarist Tony Remy, drummer Frank Tontoh, keyboard player Paddy Milner, bass player Nick Cohen, trombonist Winston Rollins, tenor sax player Derek Nash and trumpeter Paul Newton

Scots-born Bruce has also maintained a solo career that spans several decades, and has participated in several critically acclaimed musical ensembles.

Easily recognised as a memorable vocalist and bass guitarist, he has been referred to as a world-class pioneer in his main instrument, a composer of some of the most endurable and recognisable rock songs of our time, an accomplished classical, jazz and Latin musician, and one of popular music’s most distinctive and evocative voices.

Bruce also trained as a classical cellist, but despite all other genres of music with which he is associated, he has always considered himself to be a jazz musician, although much of his catalogue of compositions and recordings tend to evoke the blues and rock and roll.

Tickets for the gig are on sale online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.