THE nephew of Fifties rocker Eddie Cochran has announced a new band and European tour to pay tribute
THE nephew of Fifties rocker Eddie Cochran has announced a new band and European tour to pay tribute to the Cochran legacy and mark 60 years since the release of the rock and roll legend’s first ever single.
Skinny Jim was released in the US in 1956 and became the first of a string of classic hits including Summertime Blues, C’mon Everybody, Three Steps to Heaven and Twenty Flight Rock.
Now Bobby Cochran, himself a world-class guitarist, has launched his new band, Somethin’ Else!, to present the Cochran legacy to music fans in the UK and Europe.
The band will be performing at The Crooked Billet in Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, on Monday, February 29.
Chef-proprietor Paul Clerehugh said: “This gig is going to be somethin’ else! The band take their name from one of Uncle Eddie’s best known singles and will deliver a powerhouse mix of authentic rock and roll, roots, rockabilly and the best in Americana, along with a special Eddie Cochran tribute featuring several of his hits.”
For tickets, priced £15, and table reservations, call the venue on (01491) 681048.
• THE new season of folk concerts at Nettlebed Village Club continues on Monday (February 15) with a joint appearance by two leading interpreters of the English folk tradition, Martin Carthy (guitar and vocals) and John Kirkpatrick (squeezebox and vocals). The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are priced £13 in advance and £14 on the door. To book, call 01628 636620 or visit the website www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk