Nine Below Zero And Ben Waters at The Spa Hotel in Saltburn By The Sea
|Doors Open||Friday 21 February 2014 at 7:30 PM|
|Starts||Friday 21 February 2014 at 8:30 PM|
World-renowned boogie woogie pianist Ben Waters has played with – deep breath - Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Shakin’ Stevens, Procul Harum, Mick Hucknall, Ray Davies and PJ Harvey. He even played at Jools Holland’s wedding after the Later presenter described him as one of his ten favourite pianists in history! And now he’s joining cult R n B band Nine Below Zero for a nine-date tour that calls into The Spa Hotel, Saltburn on Friday 21 February 2014.
Travelling the world for more than 20 years, Ben’s reputation as an internationally acclaimed musician was learned the hard way, playing in every imaginable type of venue from the bottom of whisky vats to the Royal Albert Hall. At the Royal Festival Hall he and his band were selected by Ray Davies as one of his 12 favourite bands to perform at his Meltdown Festival.
Earlier this year he recorded the album Boogie4Stu, and was joined by all the Rolling Stones, PJ Harvey and Jools Holland (who loaned his studio) in aid of the British Heart Foundation in memory of The Stones' pianist Ian Stewart.
Nine Below Zero's frontman Dennis Greaves said, “ We are delighted to be able to get Ben to join us for a whole month. He is very much in demand all around the world. The few gigs we did together in 2013 went so well, we all agreed we wanted to play more. Ben brings a huge extra dimension to the band, and it's great for me to allow him to take the lead at times and for me to play over and around him. I think our fans will be delighted with just how deep and rich the sound is.”
More than 35 years after forming, Nine Below Zero are shaping up for a busy 2014. They are releasing a digital only best of, A to Zed, and Universal are reissuing two of the bands A&M albums, Don't Point Your Finger and Third Degree. Both will be double CD releases, with a live performance and unreleased tracks.
To mark their release, NBZ are reforming their classic line-up for an extensive tour of the UK and Europe.