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Saturday 27 August 2022

Pendle Hippodrome 3.40 - 4.30

It all seems a long time ago since the band started back in 2012, in fact we are heading for out 10th Anniversary now. In 2012, I had my 50th birthday and now my 60th is not far away but what a musical 10 years and journey l have had.


So, in 2020 we released our 4th Album “Sand & Stone” building on the previous three albums “Chris Bevington & Friends” followed by “Better Start Cookin” then “Cut and Run”. Each Album has had its own identity and no Album is the same, mixing a host of Blues styles under the watchful eye of Scott Ralph and Jim Kirkpatrick. Scott and Jim both wrote the Album tracks, Engineered and Produced the albums calling on the skills of many superb Musicians such as Robert Hart, Rebecca Downs, Steve Overland, George Glover, Chris Aldridge to name a few.

All four Albums have had Chart success in the UK, Europe and the USA and extensive airplay in those countries and beyond. Cut and Run hit the charts in 2018, followed by Sand & Stone leading to an IBBA nomination for best Album for Sand & Stone in 2020 and also Best UK band for 2020.


With all bands who stay together for a long time, it’s not unexpected to see the comings and goings of many Band members but each one has left a positive mark and made CBO the band it is today.


So as 2022 starts we have a new line up, headed on Main Vocals by Stephanie Edwards supported a host of great musicians. CBO has grown slightly in numbers and hosts a Brass section and BV section and the current members are building on the success of the earlier band and with a full diary of Gigs for 2022 its going to be so great to get back on the Road again.

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