The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary Tour
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Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton. Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor
to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more.
The fiery union of blues guitar god Eric Clapton and the jazz skewed rhythm section of Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce caused a psychedelic sensation that rang loud from their '66 debut to their fourth album of '69, "Goodbye".
The sad passing of Jack Bruce in October 2014 marked an official end to a legend that gave us "Strange Brew", "Sunshine
of Your Love", "White Room", "Badge" and definitive, powerhouse versions of trad blues staples such as "Spoonful" and
Now, fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay
tribute to Cream's legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s.
Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack) and Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) unite with Will Johns (nephew of Eric and son of Zeppelin/ Stones engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation —
with special guest “The Voice of Rock”, and stunning bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE).
"Spoonful", "Strange Brew", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room", "Crossroads" and "Badge" will be performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy.
This is a very special concert tour that celebrates the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the
hands of those that knew them best.
The son of Cream singer-bassist Jack Bruce, Malcolm grew up in the thick of rock royalty and, via the Guildhall School
of Music, began performing professionally at 16. As pianist, bassist, guitarist or engineer he has shared studios with
Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Dr John, and recorded and performed often with his father in the UK, US and
Europe. Recent tours have included 60 dates with Joe Satriani and revisiting the music of Cream with Kofi Baker and Will
Johns. Malcolm will launch his debut solo album, Salvation, as opening act on the Music Of Cream NZ tour.
Kofi's first performance was with his father, jazz-rock legend Ginger Baker, on live TV at the age of six. He's since
played drums behind Tom Jones, Jack Bruce, Steve Marriott, and as half of a polyrhythmic powerhouse with his father
across Europe in the 1980s. More recently, Kofi has played the Extreme Guitar Tour with Uli Jon Roth, Vinny Appice and
Vinnie Moore, and joined with Malcolm Bruce to rekindle the spirit of Cream to critical acclaim on stage in US and UK.
His own albums include Lost City and Abstract Logic, with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane.
Encouragement from his uncle Eric Clapton was an auspicious start for teenaged singer-guitarist Will Johns. The son of
legendary recording engineer Andy Johns (the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin), he has since performed with
Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce and Bill Wyman, and most recently the music of Cream with Malcolm Bruce and Kofi
Baker. By several curious twists of the family tree, Will also counts George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood and the great rock
producer Glyn Johns as uncles. The Will Johns Band has released three albums — Count On Me, Hooks and Lines and
Something Old, Something New — since 2009.
Glenn Hughes – DEEP PURPLE
The distinction of historic stints with seminal hard rock acts Deep Purple AND Black Sabbath only begins to describe
Glenn Hughes’ six decades in the blues-rock maelstrom.
With a voice that is legendary and a bass guitarist of rare invention, the UK rock legend has recorded with artists as
diverse as Gary Moore and the KLF, and held his corner of virtuosic supergroup Black Country Communion with Joe
Bonamassa and Jason Bonham since 2009.
Glenn was hugely inspired the music of CREAM and Jack Bruce, with whom he collaborated on a number of occasions.
Last year saw the release of his 14th solo album, "Resonate". His autobiography, "Scenes From the Life of a Rock'n'Roll
Star", contains a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Say no more.
WHERE, WHEN & HOW
Wednesday, 31 May
ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL
Thursday, 1 June
ASB AOTEA CENTRE
Friday, 2 June