SAVOY BROWN (originally the Savoy Brown Blues Band) are an English blues rock band formed in Battersea, south west London way back when the Beatles filmed their second film, Help! The Supremes released “Stop! In The Name Of Love” and Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were just thinking about getting themselves some “Satisfaction!”
The band was formed by Welsh guitarist Kim Simmonds with blues harp player John O’Leary in Soho, 1965. They named themselves Savoy Brown because they wanted their listeners to connect to a Chicago Blues-type concept.
Over many decades of quality musicianship, a conga line of very fine artists have been through the band’s line-up, including over twenty drummers, almost as many bassists, about ten guitarists, at least half a dozen keyboardists and a double-handful of singers.
The current line-up is Kim Simmonds on guitars, keyboards, harp, and vocals with Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums.
They will release their new exciting new album, persuasively named “Ain’t Done Yet” on Friday 28th August via Quarto Valley Records.
“The new album continues the approach I’ve been taking with the band this past decade,” says Simmonds,
“The big difference with the new album is the multi-layer approach I took to recording the guitar parts. It’s all blues-based rock music. I try to find new and progressive ways to write and play the music I’ve loved since I was a young teenager.”
The first single release will be “All Gone Wrong” available from July 10th. It has a motorating vibe with a dark rubber riff and a needy, push-along rhythm. The voice is tar and spackle, thickly shoveled & adhesive enough to fill cracks in plaster. In other words, it’s a rock ‘n’ rolling blues joytrip.
Main image: © Juan Junco