Trower spent the early 60’s playing guitar in various London based bands, the most successful being The Paramount who specialised in mostly covers, and released several singles from 1963 and 1965. The Rolling Stones were big fans. In 1967, Trower received his big break when he joined Procol Harum, and remained a member until 1972.
After leaving Procol Harum, Trower embarked on his solo career, formed a power trio that transformed him into a celebrated guitar innovator. His early albums share a tough, explosive guitar style mixed with his trademark “soft psychedelia” that made Robin Trower stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Throughout his solo career, Trower has been regarded as the “White” Hendrix due to his uncanny ability to channel Jimi’s bluesy, psychedelic, Fender Strat playing style.
Dates are below, but we have a pair of spaces on the guest list available for the October 11th date in Glasgow for a lucky winner! To be in with chance of winning, you need to answer the following question:
What is the name of the band that support act Steve Nimmo’s brother fronts?
Simply go to the “Contact” page, select “Competition Entry” from the subject drop-down and message us your details along with the answer.
RULES AND STUFF:
- Deadline for entries is midday on Wednesday 5th October, 2016.
- One entry per person.
- Only entries sent via the contact page linked above will be counted.
- We’ll need your real name so they can confirm your identity at the box office.
- Correct entries will be pulled from a hat/mug/similar thing after the names are written on bits of paper (hi-tech, eh?), and the winner informed by email later that day.
- Editor’s decision is final. No cash alternatives. Prize consists of the winner and a “plus one” on the guest list – you have to make your own way there, home and feed yourself, etc. We’re not made of money ;)
- Friday 30 September – NORWICH, Waterfront
- Thursday 6 October – MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music
- Friday 7 October – CLITHEROE, The Grand
- Saturday 8 October – CHESTER, Live Rooms
- Monday 10 October – GATESHEAD, Sage
- Tuesday 11 October – GLASGOW, 02 ABC
- Wednesday 12 October – STOCKON ON TEES, Arc
- Friday 14 October – FROME, Cheese & Grain
- Saturday 15 October – LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly
- Sunday 16 October – EXETER, Phoenix
- Tuesday 18 October – LONDON, Islington Assembly
- Wednesday 19 October – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
Header image by Kevin Nixon