Chance meeting of music minds

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Jun 2019 Chance meeting of music minds

A NATIONWIDE UK tour begins in October for Robin Trower, Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown.

The three musicians have joined forces on a new album, United State of Mind, to be released later in the year. Special guest on the tour will be American Blues Rock vocalist Sari Schorr. All tickets, £30, went on sale in April.

If you’re a multi-million selling award winning artist who’s been there and very much done it, why not try something totally different?
Two of the UK’s music legends, Robin Trower and Maxi Priest are musically worlds apart. After a chance meeting at Livingstone Brown’s recording studio in Brixton, the unlikely duo hit it off. Both are directly influenced by soul and gospel music and still share a mutual passion for the genre.

When Livingstone (producer for Ed Sheeran, Chronixx, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Waterboys, Bill Withers) half-jokingly suggested: “Why don’t we write a song together?” Robin and Maxi looked at each other and said; “Why not?”

Robin, Maxi and Livingston went even further, striking up a productive joint songwriting partnership, that quickly developed over a dozen new songs. Each song showcased Maxi’s silky soulful vocal tone, and of course, Trower’s soulful guitar playing, with Livingstone’s Midas touch.

Robin and Maxi were both born in Lewisham hospital. From these humble beginnings, both went on to enjoy glittering careers at home and in the USA. Maxi and his hits, including his well-known USA Billboard No.1 single Close to You from the album Bonafide.

Trower’s album Bridge Of Sighs went Gold selling millions of albums. It influenced millions of budding guitarists to pick up a guitar for the first time. In the 90s, Livingstone played in Robin’s band and co-produced Robin’s highly rated 20th Century Blues Album.

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October
The Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Thursday 24
The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Friday 25
Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Sunday 27
Town Hall, Birmingham
Monday 28
Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Tuesday 29