A little bit of Woodstock comes to Hastings – Miller Anderson & The Prisonaires Sat 27th Sept 2014


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Sat 27th Sept – Miller Anderson & The Prisonaires – The Royal Standard. The Bourne, Hastings TN34 3AY – FREE ENTRY 9:00 p.m. 

His band The Prisonaires are… Colin Gibson (Bass), Liam Genockey (Drums), Alan King (Guitar)

45th years after The Woodstock Festival – The Royal Standard is pleased to present Miller Anderson & The Prisonaires. Miller performed at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival when he fronted The Keef Hartley Band. He has also been a member of Mountain, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Deep Purple’s touring band, Jon Lord Band and even T.Rex. Together they have played with : Gillan, Steeleye Span, Ginger Baker’s Airforce, Gerry Rafferty, John Lee Hooker, ,Jimi Hendrix, Davy Graham, Bert Jansch and many more

A typical Saturday on the not too respectable outskirts of the Old Town. Beaten-down men and women clung to each other, factory girls in tight white hiphuggers do the bump, skinny bald old men in overalls jitterbug decorously with stout middle-aged women in sequined glasses. Strangers huddle together against the cold. You can feel it in your bones. You know a change is gonna come. Run in worn out shoes. Steal the moonlight that creeps through the branches of the trees. The Devil comes this Saturday night. He comes in a big old car with whitewall tyres, suicide clutch and the stench of gasoline.Picking and sliding on an old guitar, with drums pounding and a low down bass growling in syncopated rhythm. Sometimes songs need singing, sometimes they need something else. Out here is a long way from Saturday night. Notes sweet, strangled and crying for life, or another drink, or more of that moonlight through guitars and amps that ‘aint got none. There’s things out here that some folks ‘aint never seen.  Drums on fire with the Lord’s gasoline. Bass notes running out of one vein and the Holy Ghost pumping something new in the guitar player’s wrist.  Feel that hand start a fluttering, making sounds on those strings like this. Defrost your heart, blow a kiss this lonesome way. Steal that moonlight, white car-a-coming, have no fear, lay down those pills, put away that liquor. They caught The Devil and they got him in The Royal Standard. And he got wings that look like leather and a long and forked tail and when he clatters it against the bar, sparks will fly.                           ‘the awesome Miller Anderson’

‘absolutely brilliant music a joy to watch’

‘King provided the platform for Bert Jansch to move out of the shadows and into the sun’

‘amazing guitar’ ‘fantastic guitar’

‘genius guitar picking’

‘one mean guitar player’

Tommo…wow – thanks for this

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