Friday, 15 December 2017

'Moody blues' are on the menu

'Moody blues' are on the menu

FORMER Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody and acclaimed blues guitarist Papa George play an evening of “Moody blues” at the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row on Tuesday (November 29).

After Deep Purple disbanded in 1976, Whitesnake was formed — including Micky Moody, David Coverdale and Henley musicians Ian Paice and the late Jon Lord — the keyboard legend who recorded six albums with the band over a six-year period.

Lord, Paice and Moody would occasionally reunite — most recently at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011. But Lord, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, sadly passed away in July the following year.

While Moody is best known for his time with Whitesnake, he also enjoyed hits with Juicy Lucy, Frankie Miller, Roger Chapman and Chris Farlowe and recently appeared on the BBC documentary Great British Rock Guitarists together with Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore and Tony Iommi.

For his part, Papa George was described as one of the world’s finest blues guitarists by Guitarist magazine.

Muddy Waters called him “spectacular” and he has recorded, toured and performed with numerous artists over the years, including Robert Plant, Gary Moore and Peter Green.

Crooked Billet proprietor Paul Clerehugh said: “We’re really honoured to host this ‘Moody blues’ evening. Expect an evening of slide guitar, bluegrass, blues and early rock ’n’ roll on an astonishing collection of vintage guitars. This is a rare treat — two exquisite musicians unplugged and plugged in.”

The Crooked Billet’s full regular menu will be available on the night and a £15 music cover charge will apply. For tickets and table reservations, call the Newlands Lane pub on (01491) 681048.

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