Bass legend Jack Bruce, Stefan on guitar and the ‘pick of destiny’
I normally play bass in ‘The Stax’ with Funkestra drummer Mike Sturgis and the wonderful vocalist Louise Marshall from the Jools Holland band.
However, on this great occasion at the 2011 Cornbury Festival, I was playing guitar as our guest artist was no other than Mr. ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce of legendary Cream. As we have the master-slinger guitarist Tony Remy in the band, the bandleader and pianist David Fitzsimons was kind enough to let me play ‘me geetar’. And how much fun was it? It was a tremendous amount of fun. Riffing with Jack Bruce on tunes like ‘White Room’ and ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ is an experience that I won’t forget in a hurry. Also, playing these tunes with a 15 piece band (5 horns, lead vox, 3 BVs, Hammond, piano, 2 guitars, bass and drums) makes quite a noise…
Come and see The Staxs at one of our gigs soon.
I will let you know when.