Mick Simpson (UK), 22.04.22, 20:00

Mick Simpson is an exceptional artist and guitar virtuoso who has been on the road for more than 40 years and impresses both  and audiences with his music. In the early 1980s, the guitarist came to the UK. After his own songs were played on the Friday Night Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. The career of the blues and rock guitarist, singer and songwriter began. Simpson contributed musically to films such as The Running Man (1987) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Three Men and a Baby with Tom Selleck. In the 1990s, Simpson worked with British session drummer and producer Graham Broad and recorded sessions for Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Tina Turner (he created the riff to Steamy Windows), Bryan Adams and Go West.In the mid-1990s, Simpson collaborated with John Parr (St. Elmo's Fire). His fantastic guitar work is on the Parr album Man with a Vision, released in 92, and was in the touring Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings touring lineup. His 2004 original song "A Father's Son" won the International Songwriters Award sponsored by the Brits Trust. He played as a guest at B.B. King's 80th birthday celebration at his blues club in New York. And played alongside Gary Moore, John Lord, Snowy White and Alvin Lee.He was nominated for "Best Newcomer" at the Cannes Festival and for the Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for his song "Sometimes I Get So Lonely as the best original song. In recent years, Mick Simpson has been prolific, recording sessions for Starship, Mockingbird Hill and Dave Hunt, co-wrote the title track "Bourbon Street" and played guitar on Malaya Blue's debut album. Mick Simpson is a versatile guitarist not often found.  His wide range of guitar influences ranges from the blues rock of a Gary Moore to the 60's blues in the style of a Peter Green to the blues rock sound of Jeff Beck. But also B.B. King, Django Reinhard or Robert Johnson can be clearly heard out in his guitar playing.

Mick Simpson - vocals and lead guitar
Pete Rees (former Gary Moore Band) - bass
Vincent Valiton - drums
Vic Martin (former Gary Moore Band, Eurhytmics, Bee Gees) - keyboards

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