One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.

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23 hours ago
It’s St Patrick’s Day and I’m in Chicago....a good place to be to drink green beer (well, in my case, to enjoy watching others drink green beer)!
24 hours ago
As regards my playing at last nights gig in St Charles IL...
I was surprised at how “on” I was considering I haven’t been on stage for three months!!
Now it’s on to Europe.
4 days ago
That was the beginning of a daily update as I head into the next three weeks of touring. Leaving tomorrow for Chicago. A foot of snow expected overnight so fingers crossed that the flight is on time.
4 days ago
Looks like an upswing in fan interest coming from Europe these days. Good news on the coming Roth, Germany attendance (sold out) and lots of signed CD’s going across the pond.
5 days ago
Yes, I’m sure he did.
He could be easily added to my list. Who can forget his playing on Ronnie Hawkins’ “Who do you love”


Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds18 hours ago
Louisiana Blues
Arcada Theater
St. Charles, IL

Thanks, Bob ....
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds shared Foghat's post.18 hours ago
Courtesy of Foghat ....
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds18 hours ago
Thanks to Bob H. for a review of last night's show from a fan's perspective ....

Arcada Theater
St. Charles, IL

I was very much looking forward to this show, since the last time I saw them live was when Joe Whiting was vocalist. That was several albums ago, so I was anxious to hear them roll out the new tunes on stage.

Kim's post-show comment was, "Regarding my playing, I was surprised at how “on” I was considering I haven’t been on stage for three months!"

My fan response to that is -- when you have a rhythm section as right and professional as Pat and Garnet (such skillful musicians!), I believe that all KS has to worry about is playing guitar and singing. He can be confident, even he’s been off stage 3 months.

That confidence was apparent to me as soon as “Cobra” kicked in. When you see Kim stalking the stage, shooting out rhythm and lead licks, along with the rock-solid bass and drum backing, you know you’re in for a good night.

To be honest, I did not think the sound mix was right until the third song. Not the band’s fault, but Cobra and Hoodoo seemed slightly muddy, at least to me. It seemed to clear up very well for "Street Corner Talking" ... Kim’s famous lick ringing true throughout the theater.

HIGHLIGHT: Roger Earl sat in for two songs, and it just seemed that KS and Roger were having FUN. Hugs, big smiles, a little mugging behind the drum set -- it was so cool to witness. And, what was amazing, they look exactly the same as they did in 1970!! Ok, that’s not true. But honestly, you couldn’t tell from their playing. Close your eyes ... you’re right back there.

I like Foghat a lot, so Foghat fans shouldn't misunderstand when I say I wish they had opened and Savoy Brown had headlined. I’m pretty sure they had to cut a few songs from their already abbreviated set list. In spite of that, it was such a treat to hear the legendary KS and his two amazing bandmates once again.

BONUS: Kim came back on stage during Foghat’s set for “Shake Your Moneymaker” and “Sweet Home Chicago”!! You should have heard the crowd when Kim came on stage!

In my opinion, Kim was a gentleman and let Bryan take a lot of the leads -- but when Kim did take them, they were stellar. It was also obvious from their looks how much respect the other guys have for Kim.

All in all, a great show. Savoy Brown and their music indeed “makes our lives a little sweeter.” I’m confident that Europe is in for a real treat!

-- Bob H.
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds1 day ago
It’s the morning after the first gig on this next three week group of gigs. Last night, in St Charles, IL, was a lot of real fun. Roger Earl joined me to play two old Savoy songs and I, in turn, sat in with Foghat for two blues jams.

In regards to my playing, I was surprised at how “on” I was considering I haven’t been on stage for three months!!

Sound check had been difficult because of the infrastructure of the old theater ... I was getting small shocks from the microphone! It took awhile, but once that was fixed we were up and running.

I saw some friends backstage. Dean Zelinsky came along with his wife Susie and Westy, a mutual friend. I play the DBZ guitar that Dean designed.

Now I’m drinking coffee after managing to get a good, long night's sleep. The travel days and preparations must have caught up with me.

So, all in all, an excellent way to start the next few weeks of gigging. Now off to Germany and more chances to show that, no matter who you are or where you come from ... anyone can have, and play, the blues!

Let music make our lives a little sweeter,
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds1 day ago

1990: Richard Roman "Ric" Grech (Blind Faith, Traffic and Family -- bass) died of kidney and liver failure

Co-written by Grech
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Traffic -- Rock 'N' Roll Stew
From 'The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys' (1971) -- as shared by Savoy Brown
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds1 day ago

1919: Nat King Cole was born -- he died in 1965

1941: Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane, guitar) was born

1944: Bob Johnson (Steeleye Span, guitar and vocals) was born

1944: John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) was born

1951: Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy, guitar) was born

1957: Ruth Brown-Moore sold Graceland to Elvis Presley for $102,500 -- the building had originally been the Graceland Christian Church, named after the builder's daughter, Grace

1958: "Tequila" started a five week run at #1 on the US singles charts for The Champs

1966: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" was at #1 in the UK for The Walker Brothers (a song originally recorded by Frankie Valli)

1967: Harpist Sheila Bromberg became the first woman to record on a Beatles recording as The Beatles finished recording "She's Leaving Home" at Abbey Road Studios

1968: The Bee Gees made their US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show

1973: "Dueling Banjos" begins a three-week run at #1 on the US album charts for Eric Weissberg (from the film "Deliverance")

1973: "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone" peaked at #6 in the US, but was banned by the BBC in the UK because of the reference to the magazine

1979: The Allman Brothers Band's "Enlightened Rogues" album made its debut

1982: Samuel George Jr. (The Capitols, vocals) was stabbed to death during a family argument -- he had been a cat that did the Cool Jerk in 1966

2004: Ray Davies (The Kinks) received his CBE (Commander of the British Empire) medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to the music industry

2010: Alex Chilton (Box Tops, guitar and vocals) died of heart disease in New Orleans at age 59
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds