Gig: Trevor Burton Band – Calva Bar, Carlisle – 19 Mar 2011

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011


Here is a flyer for the Trevor Burton Band playing in Carlisle on the 19th March.
It is a rare trip up north for this excellent guitarist who started his career with The Move and has played with a host of great names including Steve Gibbons, Robert Plant and Jimi Hendrix!

Contact Chris Denton for info 07793 019 958



March 9th, 2011 at 19:00
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There’s a special slice of rock history to savour at the Calva Bar in the University of Cumbria on Saturday 19th March. Carlisle Blues Club have persuaded the Trevor Burton Band to play a rare live gig outside of their midlands base of Birmingham.

Trevor Burton was a founding member of million record selling sixties chart topping band ‘The Move’ and since their demise has played with a host of rock legends. This includes touring as guitarist with the Steve Gibbons Band, playing with Denny Laine, Robert Plant of Led Zepellin, jamming with Hawkwind, the Pink Faeries, John Cale and Paul Kossof and appearing throughout Europe with Dexys Midnight Runners and the Big Town Playboys. He has also played with the sadly demised guitar god Jimi Hendrix and appears on one of his albums.

He started playing around the age of seven and by the age of thirteen was gigging six times a week and earning more than his father who was a foundry worker. At the age of fifteen he turned professional and two years later formed The Move with Roy Wood and Bev Bevan leading to a number of worldwide hits.

Since 1983 Burton has run his own band playing gigs mainly in the Midlands area around Birmingham. Last year he was asked to play at the Colne festival and took over the time slot set to be occupied by the Blues legend Peter Green, who had unfortunately fallen ill, leading to ecstatic reviews. The music he plays live is set apart from his days with The Move and allows him to play basically what he likes which is – Blues / Rock. The other members of the band are Drummer Bill Jefferson who has been with Trevor since 1999 and Pez Connor who joined in 2009.

With all his experience in the music business Trevor Burton can certainly claim to have ‘been there’ when the sixties and seventies British music explosion occurred and the audience will look forward to hearing about it. The gig at the Calva Bar on Fusehill Street opens at 7.30 and costs £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Tickets available from the Calva Bar (01228 616301) or Chris 07793019958.