With special guest Steve Nimmo.
Hailed as one of the
finest guitarists in rock history, Robin Trower’s career has spanned more than
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
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.
Trower released his
solo debut, Twice Removed From Yesterday,
in 1973. The album barely left a dent in the US charts, but that would change
soon enough with his next release 1974’s Bridge
of Sighs. The album skyrocketed
into the US Top Ten, peaking at number seven selling a million and a half
copies. It still sells 15,000 copies yearly worldwide.