British R&B organist Brian Auger is set for a welcome return to the UK for a tour starting this Monday November 2 at London’s Jazz Cafe.
British R&B hit maker and Hammond B3 organist Brian Auger, now living in California, is set for a welcome return to the UK for a tour starting this Monday November 2 at London’s Jazz Cafe.
In September Freestyle Records released ‘Back To The Beginning: The Brian Auger Anthology,’ a retrospective of his work. On October 30 the same label releases Auger’s ‘Live in Los Angeles’ album, recorded a couple of years back at the Baked Potato venue with his band Oblivion Express featuring vocalist Alex Ligertwood. The live album contains a storming 7 minute workout of Auger’s 1973 classic ‘Happiness is Just Around The Bend,’ currently getting plenty of air time on Jazz FM.
Their Jazz Café date will see a reunion with former Oblivion Express member, British guitarist Jim Mullen, and is set to be the first time Auger and Ligertwood have played with Mullen since the 1970s.
Full UK tour schedule:
- 2nd Nov - Jazz Café, London
- 3rd Nov - Band on the Wall, Manchester
- 5th Nov - ABC, Glasgow
- 6th Nov - Gateshead Town Hall, Gateshead
- 7th Nov - The Wardrobe, Leeds