Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream—Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton’s nephew* Will Johns—have come together for the first time in the UK to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy with The Music Of Cream –50th Anniversary World Tour. The four – date UK tour which starts at the Glasgow O2 Academy on Friday 23rd November, celebrates 50 years since the original line-up’s farewell UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 26, 1968.
Having already received rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand from the media and fans alike, “The Music of Cream–50th Anniversary World Tour” is primed to take over the UK by celebrating the music and legacy their family members created. Be prepared to hear personal stories and songs such as Sunshine of Your Love, Crossroads, Spoonful and White Room performed across a comprehensive set, which will also see Kofi Baker (drums), Malcolm Bruce (bass, vocals) and Will Johns (guitar, vocals) interplay with footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen, along with never -before-seen footage and photos.
The multi -media concert experience has been specially created for the 50th Anniversary Tour, providing some of rock’s most memorable moments with a new lease on life.
Glasgow O2 Academy
Friday 23 November 2018
Leamington Spa Assembly
London O2 Forum
Monday 26 November 2018
As the son of the legendary Ginger Baker, Kofi has a name synonymous with drumming excellence. He first performed live with Ginger on the iconic BBC TV show, ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, proving at 6 years of age that he had inherited his father’s talents.
He has played drums behind Jack Bruce, John Lennon and Steve Marriott, and as half of a polyrhythmic powerhouse with his father across Europe and the US over the years. More recently Kofi played and toured with Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) Rick Derringer, Corky Laing and Robben Ford.
He joined Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns for the inaugural Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, playing to a almost 8000 people over 7 nights, with special guests, Glenn Hughes and Robben Ford. His own albums include Lost City and Abstract Logic, with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane. More info at www.kofibaker.com
Malcolm Bruce (Bass & Vocals)
The son of Cream singer and bassist, Jack Bruce, is a composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and engineer. Malcolm grew up in the thick of rock royalty and, via the Guildhall School of Music, began performing professionally at 16 years of age. He has shared studios and appeared on recordings with Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Dr John and Joe Bonamassa, and recorded and performed with his father in the UK, US and Europe.
He joined Kofi Baker and Will Johns for the inaugural Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, playing to almost 8000 people over 7 nights, with special guests Glemn Hughes and Robben Ford. Malcolm launched his debut solo album Salvation in 2017 and toured the UK and US. He is currently working on his next album due for release in 2018. Work is also underway on his first opera, King You’s Folly. More info at www.malcolmbrucemusic.com
Will Johns (Guitar & Vocals)
Encouragement at an early age from his then Uncle, Eric Clapton, was an auspicious start for teenage singer and guitarist, Will Johns. Being the son of legendary recording engineer and producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix), and nephew of fellow legendary producer Glyn Johns, (The Who, Eric Clapton, The Eagles), has also had a huge impact on Will’s career, as did having the late George Harrison as an uncle when he married Will’s Aunty Pattie. Mick Fleetwood counts as yet another famous uncle. Will has performed with Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce, Dennis Chambers, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman.
He joined Malcolm Bruce and Kofi Baker for the inaugural Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, playing to almost 8000 people over 7 nights, with special guests, Glenn Hughes and Robben Ford.
Will has released three solo albums:
Count on Me, Hooks & Lines and most recently Something Old, Something New which gained multiple awards and nominations in The British Blues Awards. More info at www.willjohns.com
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. I travel between the US and UK seeking my dream! My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse
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