Sunday 28 August 2022
The Muni 2.15 -3.15
Over 40 years since Nine Below Zero first offered a rhythm & blues alternative to the punk-pop of the mainstream, the south Londoners announce their ‘Are We There Yet?’ tour. With a reputation as “one of the best blues bands around today” for their scintillating live performances, this tour will not disappoint – expect a fearsome, supercharged set from start to finish.
“Nine Below Zero are back, re-united and with a big sound” – Blues in Britain
“One of the finest R and B acts around.” – Louder Than War
Founding members Dennis Greaves (guitar & vocals) and Mark Feltham (harmonica & vocals) are still in residence.
“Superbly executed, highly infectious” Record Collector
Formed in 1979 the band took their musical cues from the R&B greats of the ’60s, with a harder-edged sound more akin to contemporary’s Dr Feelgood with a strong dose of The Yardbirds. In a meteoric rise to prominence on the British blues scene, Nine Below Zero signed to A&M Records in 1980 and released the seminal ‘Live at The Marquee album’. By the end of that year, they had moved from selling out the Marquee to selling out Hammersmith Odeon (now Apollo). High profile tours with The Who and The Kinks followed, as well as regular TV performances on The Old Grey Whistle Test and The South Bank Show and a guest appearance on The Young Ones.
Intense Hard Driving classic British RnB will be Pounding the Pennines on this one.