The Animals And Friends at The Electric Palace in Bridport
|Doors Open||Saturday 24 August 2013 at 7:00 PM|
|Starts||Saturday 24 August 2013 at 8:00 PM|
Featuring from The Animals - John Steel and Mickey Gallagher (The Blockheads, Paul McCartney, The Clash, Eurythmics)
Plus - Danny Handley (Peformed alongside Spencer Davis, Bobby Elliott and Rick Lee), Peter Barton (The Mindbenders, Boomtown Rats)
"The band that shook the world back in 1964 have re-invented themselves ...quality and distinct sound that was, and still is, The Animals..." (Barry Kirk, Romford Recorder)
The enduring influence and breadth of appeal of Animals & Friends and The Animals' music in 2010 - The Animals' 1964 debut was recently included in CLASSIC ROCK magazine's '50 Albums That Built Blues Rock ' - is perhaps also exemplified by a typical snapshot of their tour diary of recent times; headlining Gloucester Blues Festival, storming The Rebellion Punk Festival; seizing the day at a Midlands rock festival (with ex-Scorpions guitarist, Michael Schenker) and headlining London's legendary 100 Club - twice in one year. In between they embarked on four massive UK tours with Special Guest Spencer Davis - which also played extensive dates in Scandinavia, where the band are regulars. Other Special Guests in recent years have included Stax , Booker T & The MGS and Blues Brothers guitar legend Steve Cropper, The Troggs and the late, great Mick Green (The Pirates, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry) - which were the last shows by the guitarist viewed by many as one of the most influential in music. Their appeal continues abroad, too - with shows in Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Denmark, Finland, France, Ukraine, Belgium and Holland.
The Animals & Friends remain a seminal rhythm & blues band who still command great respect internationally amongst their peers as well as from fans of all ages who instinctively respond so enthusiastically to such pivotal songs from The Animals' catalogue such as 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place', 'Boom Boom', 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood', 'Baby, Let Me Take You Home', 'I Put A Spell On You' and the bands' multi-million selling anthem and Number One hit across the world - 'House of The Rising Sun'.