ROBIN TROWER BAND
Throughout his long and winding solo career, guitarist Robin Trower has had
to endure countless comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, due to his uncanny ability
to channel Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style. In
1967 Trower received his big break when he joined Procul Harum, who had
just scored a worldwide smash hit with "A Whiter Shade of Pale". Trower
appeared on such Procul Harem classics as "Procul Harem", "Shine on Brightly", "A
Salty Dog", "Home" (which spawned the popular Trower tune "Whiskey Train"),
and "Broken Barricades"
While Procul Harem helped launch Trower's career, there was limited space for
his guitar work, and in 1973 left for a solo career. Enlisting
singer/bassist James Dewar and drummer Reg Isadore (who was soon replaced by Bill Lordan)
as a backing band, Trower issued his solo debut, "Twice Removed From
Yesterday" , followed by the classic album "Bridge of Sighs". With rock fans still
reeling from Hendrix's death a few years earlier, the album sounded eerily
similar to the late guitarist's work with the Jimi Hendrix Experience and as a
result, the album sky rocketed into the U.S. Top Ten, peaking at number seven.
Trower became an arena headliner on the strength of such hit albums as "For
Earth Below", "Robin Trower Live!", " Long Misty Days" and "In City
Dreams". A brief union with ex Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce spawned a pair of
releases, "B.L.T" and "Truce" before Trower returned back to his solo career.
During the early '90s,Trower returned back to Procul Harum for a brief
reunion before backing and producing Bryan Ferry on releases between 1993 and