Jeff Beck Announces His Touring Band And New Album Details
Jeff Beck has announced the line-up of his new band. Who’s he gonna be playing with? Read on…
Joining the guitar master are bassist Rhonda Smith, who’s played with Prince and Little Richard (plus Beyonce and Justin Timberlake); keyboard player Jason Rebello, whose CV includes stints with Sting and Chaka Khan; and drummer Narada Michael Walden, a Grammy Award-winning producer who worked with Beck on the 1976 album Wired.
Beck is teaming up with Eric Clapton to play two shows at the O2 Arena in London on February 13/14. He then plays his own shows at:
Oct. 15: Bournemouth BIC
Oct. 16: Brighton Centre
Oct. 17: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Oct. 20: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Oct. 21: Manchester Apollo
Oct. 22: Sheffield City Hall
Oct 24: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct. 25: Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Oct. 26: London Royal Albert Hall
Beck’s new album, Emotion & Commotion, is due out in April. It features originals, plus covers of Somewhere Over The Rainbow (from the film The Wizard Of Oz), Corpus Christi Carol by Jeff Buckley and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ I Put A Spell On You, with Joss Stone on vocals.
Beck also tackles classical pieces by Mahler and Puccini, collaborating with a 64-piece orchestra.
For further details, go to www.jeffbeck.com
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