Bobby Cochran, lead guitarist, singer, writer and producer, was influenced at an early age by his uncle Eddie Cochran.  At thirteen he set his aim on becoming a master guitarist and went on to work with many prominent groups, including Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Bros. and Leon Russell.

 

He then joined forces with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Bill Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report), Kenny Gradney (Little Feat), and Dave Garland (Righteous Brothers) to form Bobby and the Midnites (available on Columbia and Arista Records).

 

Bobby's writing and production work has encompassed motion pictures, videos, television and records.  He recently produced the recent Adrian Legg albums s"Fingers and Thumbs", "Mrs. Crowe's Blue Waltz" and "Guitar for Mortals", which he also produced, each won "Best Acoustic Guitar Album of the Year" for their respective years in Guitar Player Magazine.

 

Bobby has recently worked with "Burrito Deluxe."  This all star band had a unique musical heritage.  Combining the talents of "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Bros.), Garth Hudson (The Band), Jeff "Stick" Davis (Amazing Rhythm Aces.  These World Class Legends of Rock and Country, brought the very best of Americana Music to Audiences around the world.

 

You can soon catch Bobby with a new project Called ROCK - IT, featuring BILLY BREMNER (Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe & Rockpile, The Refreshments), PETER BARON (Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes, Renaissance), BRIAN HODGSON (Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes,  Matchbox), and BOBBY COCHRAN.

 

In addition to his stage and studio work, Bobby has held guitar clinics in Europe, Japan and the U.S……and along the way he has helped design and develop the guitars and effects he uses.

 

A veteran studio and concert musician, Bobby's been compared to some of the greatest guitarists in the world, such as, Jimi Hendrix, Danny Gatton, Duane Allman, Albert lee, and Eric Clapton.  Cochran's lead work has moved critics and peers to comment "…Exhilarating"…He's one of the 12 best guitarists in the country"…"His playing glistens with spontaneity"…  "Brilliant!"… "Blistering Rock and Roll!"…"World Class Blues!"...."Lyrical, like a bird singing!"

Experience why the audiences of today prefer the warmth and involvement of live entertainment with The Bobby Cochran Band.


BRIAN HODGSON

 

 

Brian has been successfully involved in the music industry for many years as a musician, artiste, composer and producer.

 

In his early years he toured and recorded with Billy Fury, Marty Wilde and many others.  In the '70's he worked with Neil Innes and Fatso, Eric Idle and George Harrison on the acclaimed BBC TV series 'Rutland Weekend Television' which featured the first appearance of 'The Rutles' (Yes Brian was an original Rutle)..

 

 

Brian was a member of '80's rockabilly rebels Matchbox and wrote and produced many of their records.  He also co-wrote and produced 'Why Do I Always Get it Wrong' which was the runaway winner for the UK 1989 Song for Europe.

 

 

In 1992 Brian was elected onto the Council of BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and in 1993 he co-wrote and produced a hit single for Manchester United - 'United We Love You' (and he doesn't care who knows it!).

 

 

Brian has written/produced for a wide variety of artistes including Shakin' Stevens, Dennis Waterman, Billy J Kramer, Johnny Halliday, Lonnie Donegan, Peter Sarstedt, Mike Berry, Sonny Curtis, Hayden Thompson, Christopher Lee, Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes, Matchbox and Kirstie McColl, including Lonnie Donegan's last studio album 'Muleskinner Blues which featured two tracks with Van Morrison.

 

 More recently he has been writing and producing for film, TV and video/DVD.  Credits include 'Savage Hearts' (featuring Richard Harris) 'Beyond Belief', 'Fauna', Vinnie Jones 'Great Balls of Fire'. The theme to Jeremy Clarkson's BBC TV series 'Clarkson' some tracks in 'Top Gear' and the music to eleven Jeremy Clarkson  DVDs

 

 

Brian has also had the pleasure of playing live with most of the above, plus, Marty Stuart, The Blue Caps, Buddy Emmons, The Bobby Cochran Band, Dave Edmunds,  Mike Berry and Sir Paul McCartney. He appeared at the Royal Albert Hall with 'Hogan's Heroes'Bruce Welch and Ray Cooper in The Rock Island Line tribute concert to Lonnie Donegan.

 

 

Brian is a founder member played bass for 27 years in  'Hogan's Heroes's' led by one of the world's greatest guitar heroes, Albert Lee.

 

PS .One of Brian's earliest appearances was with a band called The Flower Buds as featured in 'Carry On Camping'

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PS  One of Brian's ealiest appearances was as  one of the 'Flower Buds'

Featured in 'Carry O(n Camping'

Folow tha? No, I can't. [That's why I left it 'til last'

 

Howard Tibble has been Shakin' Stevens drummer since 1980 and has appeared on every tour and single since then, including Shaky's no.1 chart hit singles "This Ole House" and "U Drive Me Crazy".  He's also played on the no.1 chart records of "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree" with Kim Wilde and Mel Smith, "Livin' Doll" with Cliff Richard and The Young Ones and appeared on over 60 albums and hundreds of singles.

 

Cliff Richard, Gary Glitter, Billy Fury, Mike Berry, Alvin Stardust, Paul McCartney, Lonnie Donegan and Phil Everley are just some of the artistes he has recorded and worked with.

 

Tours/recordings with American Rock and Roll singers have included Little Richard, Carl Mann, Jack Scott, Warren Smith, Linda Gail Lewis, Charly Feathers, Del Shannon and many more.

 

Over the years Howard has been no stranger to Top of the Pops (11 times) and other tv work has included appearances with, among others, Meatloaf, Boy George and Kim Wilde.

 

Among the many film sound tracks to his credit are A Fish Called Wanda, Carry on Columbus and A Good Man in Africa.

 

Howard's 1999 tour with Shaky and Linda Gail Lewis went to Norway after the UK Tour where he had to turn down eating reindeer in Norway because he thought he'd be eating Rudolph!

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Ben Waters : is one of the most exciting piano players in Europe . Ben's live shows have been compared to those of Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix. Make no mistake about it, this is hard hitting musician at his best. Ben is one of Englands Hottest keyboard men. He has become a first call for Greats like Pete Wingfield, (Paul McCartney, Dave Edmunds, Albert Lee and Hogans Heroes, Everly Bros.Etc.). Bens Ground breaking Stint with Shakin' Stevens is still being talked about! Ben's name has become synonymous with excellent performance. exuberant style have earned him a superb reputation as one of the genres finest performers. His own style has evolved from his musical roots, and thirteen years later he has surely done every kind of venue imaginable and played with some of the finest musicians in the world)

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He Recently Completed a Project with Jools Holland.  He's worked with Chris Jagger (Micks Brother), Ray Davies (The Kinks) P.J. Harvey, Screaming Lord Sutch, Dave Gilmour, Dave Stewart, Etc.

 

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Garrent Watkins : Dave Edmunds, Shakin Stevens, Van Morrison, Billy Bremner, The refreshments

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Pete WingField: The Everly Bros., Albert Lee, Paul McCartney.  Pete is one of the most lively and engaging keyboardists alive!  His talent and credentials are second to none!

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Gary Baldwin: is rated as the UK's top Hammond organist and has played with/alongside world famous Hammond virtuosos Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff Gospel soul legend Doris Troy said of Gary "…is rated alongside Billy Preston…" and London's Time Out magazine as "…the British Master of the Hammond Organ…"  Amongst the many artistes he has performed with are Georgie Fame, Fats Domino, John McLaughlin, Kiki Dee, PP Arnold, Clare Martin, Benny Green, Jim Mullen, Tommy Chase, Mighty Flea Connors, Mick Hanson and Shuggie Otis.

 His tours have led him across Europe, Scandinavia and the UK performing at many of the top festival venues and he is a featured soloist with The Echoes of Ellington Jazz OrchestraStudio work includes the acclaimed "Portishead" and "Morcheeba" albums and many blues recordings including Hershey and the 12 Bars and Eddie Martin.  Gary features regularly at one of London's top live music venues, The 100 Club in Oxford Street.

 Radio broadcasts include the BBC's Paul Jones' Blues Show and Jazz FM with Jools Holland.  Gary also tours with his own band and has recently recorded the CD "Spycatcher".

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