LIVE ( IRISH band) & CHRIS STASSINOPOULOS(on Drums)
*(Hard Blues/Progressive Rock)
SKID ROW / collaborated(το γκρουπ εχει συνεργαστη) with GARRY MOORE & PHIL ELIOTT(Thin Lizzy)
******27 MAY WEDNESDAY 2015-LAZY club-athens greece-Vrilissia
Leoforos Pentelis 1.-Proastiakos station Penteli.
Entrance=10 Euro with one Drink
Headline: SKID ROW band (Irish) (featuring Chris Stassinopoulos on drums)
Sub headline: Classic Heavy Blues/Progressive Rock, Ireland meets Greece.
Live at LAZY Club/—-Street:Leoforos Pentelis 1 -Vrilissia
May 27th 2015-21 hour–ENTRANCE=10 euro with one Drink!!
**Brush Shiels – Bass & Vocals
From Dublin, Ireland, founder, leader and principle songwriter of Skid Row since 1967, mentor to both the late great Gary Moore and Phil Lynott. Notable names he has played/collaborated with: Noel Bridgeman, Gary Moore, Phil Lynott, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jeff Healey, Eric Bell, and Dr Strangely Strange.
**Jude Shiels – Guitar
Also from Dublin, Ireland, Jude has released two critically acclaimed albums “Without Silence” 2010 and “Detour” from 2012. His guitar style is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Gary Moore and Freddie King. As well as performing with Skid Row, Jude has played with Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker, Wings), Jackie McAuley (Them), Grant Nicholas (The Godfathers), and Garry Christian (The Christians).
**Chris Stassinopoulos – Drums
From Greece, Chris has played with renowned Progressive rock acts Axis and Clearlight, also with Vangelis Papathanassiou, and he has performed as part of a trio with the late Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine) and David Cross (King Crimson). He has also performed with Alex Foster (Jaco Pistorious) and Barry Finnerty (Miles Davis).
Skid Row history
Brush Shiels formed Skid Row in 1967 in Dublin city, shortly after Phil Lynott joined as vocalist, and a little bit later 15 year old Gary Moore from Belfast was recruited as guitarist, joining Brush on bass and Noel Bridgeman on drums, who had been alternating with Robbie Brennan (later of Grand Slam). They released one 45 single with this lineup, the now very rare and collectable “New Places, Old Faces cw Misdemeanour Dream Felicity”. Phil Lynott then contracted tonsolitis which had been affecting his singing and he had to take leave from the group to recover from the subsequent surgery, in his abscence Skid Row found their true sound as a Heavy Blues Progressive Power Trio, with Brush and Gary sharing vocal duties. Phil Lynott had to be let go from the band, but to make it up to him Brush gave him a bass guitar and started teaching him how to play the instrument, and Phil later formed Thin Lizzy and the rest is history.
After supporting Fleetwood Mac in Dublin’s National Stadium arena, Skid Row were offered a recording contract with CBS records/Epic, on recommendation of Peter Green, who was very impressed with the band, especially Gary Moore’s virtuosity. They released their first album for CBS, “Skid” in October 1970, and it reached Number 30 in the English charts. At this time they also recorded sessions for John Peel’s Top Gear radio show for BBC radio (released with early singles on Hux records 2010 release “Live and On Song”). “Skid” was a very Progressive album, showcasing the musicianship of all three members, featuring signature Heavy Blues jamming, numerous unconventional shifting time signatures in the style of Dave Brubeck, a lot of very complicated riffs played at ferocious tempos, and a country number.
Skid Row then released their second album “34 Hours”, which was recorded in the same amount of time. Stylistically this record followed in a similar path to “Skid”, the cover was a still taken from their appearance on the famous Beat Club TV show from Bremen, Germany, which had remained unseen for many years after original broadcast but can be now found on Youtube.
Around this time Skid Row embarked on two US tours, sharing the bill with the Allman Brothers Band (featuring Duane Allman), Jethro Tull, and the Stooges among others. Also during one concert at the Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, they were joined onstage by Robert Plant and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, with Rod Stewart and the Faces in the audience. This concert has been bootlegged as Skid Row “Whole Lotta Love”.
During the recording of their 3rd album in late 1971, Gary Moore left the group to form the “Gary Moore Band”. He was replaced by Paul Chapman, later of UFO, for a short spell, but soon after Skid Row had to temporarily disband. Over the next few years Brush played with Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Adrian Fisher (Sparks), Johnny Wilson (Taste) among others before reviving Skid Row with Noel Bridgeman back on board, releasing “Alive & Kicking” in 1976.
Skid Row are still going to this day, releasing “Bon Jovi Never Rang Me” in 2011, the title relating to the dispute over Jon Bon Jovi’s proteges using the Skid Row name without Brush’s permission. Skid Row now tour with Brush’s son Jude on guitar, performing the classic 1970/71 set which had originally featured Gary Moore.
Brush Shiels is the man who mentored both Gary Moore and Phil Lynott before they made their respective breakthroughs, and Skid Row is the band where they both developed their formidable skills.
For their forthcoming Athens concert at the Lazy Club Brush and Jude will be joined by Greek Progressive drummer/composer Chris Stassinopoulos.
2 VIDEOS: SKID ROW with GARRY MOORE on guitar!!
real Skid Row -Gary Moore- Unco-op Showband Blues 1971
Skid Row (Gary Moore) – An Awful Lot Of Woman [1971}
Start Date: May 27, 2015 | Time: 21:00 One time only