Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames set for St Albans concert
PUBLISHED: 14:44 30 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:32 01 May 2015
Yeh Yeh! Chart-topping 60s hitmaker Georgie Fame will be appearing in concert in St Albans.
Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames bring a string of hits to The Alban Arena on Sunday, May 17, at 7.30pm.
The critically acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist is something of a British music icon, and has been consistently delivering influential albums for the last six decades.
Former Herts Jazz Festival headliner Georgie Fame topped the UK charts with single Yeh Yeh in January 1965.
He also enjoyed number one hits with Get Away in 1966 and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde the following year.
Georgie is equally at home in the company of jazz groups and big bands, orchestras, rock groups and his own band, The Blue Flames.
The Blue Flames’ current line-up features the cream of British musicians, including Alec Dankworth, Alan Skidmore, Guy Barker, Anthony Kerr, Tristan Powell and James Powell.
As a sideman, he has recorded with the likes of Gene Vincent, Prince Buster, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather-Low, Bill Wyman and Van Morrison.
Amongst his musical influences and heroes, he names Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, The Duke, The Count, Thelonious Monk, Betty Carter, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Smith, Booker T, Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, Jon Hendricks, Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, Sonny Rollins and many more.
Tickets for Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames’ St Albans concert cost £25, with concessions £2.50 off.
* Call the Alban Arena box office on 01727 844488 or book online at www.alban-arena.co.uk