Tonight - Foggy Notions presents The Zombies, Whelan's (1 Viewer)

Foggy

New Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2006
Threads
177
Messages
948
Foggy Notions presents

Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent of

THE ZOMBIES

Whelan's, Jan 23, 2009

Tickets €28.50 (excl. booking fee) from Ticketmaster, Tickets.ie, City Discs, WAV, Road Records


Legendary psychedelic British rock band The Zombies follow their triumphant 40th Anniversary 
Odessey & Oracle concerts with a 2009 tour.

In the early sixties four teenagers from Hertfordshire formed a band called The Zombies, a group that was destined to achieve top ten hits on both sides of the Atlantic, sell millions of records and carve out a singular niche in the history of pop music. With eighteen year-old Colin Blunstone on lead vocals and Rod Argent on keyboards, The Zombies first came to prominence when their debut single “She's Not There” reached No. 12 in the UK charts. The song when released in the US achieved even greater success, hitting the No. 1 spot in the Cashbox Chart and No. 2 in Billboard.

The individual, breathy voice of Colin Blunstone, coupled with Rod's distinctive keyboard style and his brilliantly penned songs gave The Zombies an unmistakable style and musical identity. Further hits came with “Tell Her No” and “Time of the Season” and two successful albums Begin Here (1965) and Odessey And Oracle (1968) proved the extent of the bands exceptional talents, widely acknowledged today.

When The Zombies split, Colin and Rod moved in different directions and it wasn’t until the nineties that the two began to perform together again. Argent, who had witnessed one or two of Colin's shows, was enticed back on stage for a Zombies reunion at the Jazz Cafe to help promote the release of the four-CD box set Zombie Heaven. Colin and Rod, who had always kept in touch, discussed the possibilities of recording and playing live together once more, which led to a few shows in May 1999. The success of those shows led to a major U.K. tour throughout May and June 2000 with the year’s highlight being two sell-out shows at the Jazz Café in London’s Camden Town.

Joining Rod and Colin on stage these days is former Argent bassman Jim Rodford, his son Steve Rodford on drums and top session player Keith Airey on guitar. Expect the hits of The Zombies amongst a host of other well known and much loved songs drawn from the careers of these two great talents.

www.myspace.com/thezombies
www.rodargent.com
www.colinblunstone.co.uk
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create a thumped.com account. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Support thumped.com

Support thumped.com and upgrade your account

Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.

Upgrade now

Latest posts

Trending Threads

Latest threads

Top