Gig: Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders – The Box, Crewe
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
Saturday, 13th October – The Box at The Royal Hotel, Pedley Street, Crewe, CW2 6AG
As a founder of Amen Corner in the ’60s, Andy Fairweather Low’s distinctive voice helped achieve 4 Top Ten hits, including ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice’.
Going solo he hit the charts again with ‘Wide Eyed And Legless’ and ‘Reggae
Tune’. The 70’s saw him doing session work including with The Who, and Roy
Wood. Since then he’s recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the business:
Roger Waters, Dave Edmunds, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. He played guitar on George Harrison’s Live in Japan, and, with the rest of Eric
Clapton’s band, several lead guitar parts for the Harrison tribute – The Concert for George, on some songs playing Harrison’s famous Fender Stratocaster ‘Rocky’.
In 2001, Fairweather Low accompanied Eric Clapton on his world tour and is
featured on the 2002 album’ One More Car, One More Rider’, and on ‘From
Clarksdale To Heaven – Remembering John Lee Hooker’ with, amongst others,
Jeff Beck, Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce and Peter Green.
He’s toured extensively with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and joined Clapton’s
band for a series of 11 concerts held at the London’s Royal Albert Hall,
later becoming part of Clapton’s touring band. Andy will be backed by his
band The Low Riders.
Adv £17.50 from website: www.theboxcrewe.co.uk
(Pic courtesy of Judy Totton – used with permission)