The “Titan of the Telecaster” – BILL KIRCHEN returns to the UK from 18th March until 2nd April 2017. The band features fellow American – AUSTIN DE LONE with PAUL RILEY on bass and MALCOLM MILLS on drums. The tour is in support of the latest album “TRANSATLANTICANA” and is unmissable for guitarists and fans of fine American music.
Bill co-founded the original “Americana” band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, and his trademark Telecaster licks drove their hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Billboard Top 10 in 1972.
Austin de Lone dropped out of Harvard to start Eggs Over Easy, moving to London and recording with Jimi Hendrix’s producer/manager Chas Chandler in 1970. The Eggs are the acknowledged progenitors of British “Pub Rock”, the first link in the chain to punk rock, new wave and beyond.
They first collaborated in the mid-1970s, writing together as The Moonlighters: “We sent Nick Lowe a bunch of songs for Rockpile, but unbeknownst to us they had decided to break up,” Kirchen says. What de Lone got back was a letter from Lowe that began, “Dear hero o’ mine. There’s not many of us left…”. Lowe then offered to produce them in London, and the resulting Moonlighters album, Rush Hour, came out in 1983 on the Edsel label. Since then, Bill and Austin have teamed up with Lowe and Costello many times: de Lone has worked with Lowe, Paul Carrack and Costello on several tours and Kirchen held the guitar chair for Lowe’s critically acclaimed Impossible Bird disc and tour with Paul Riley on bass.
“A joyous showing from impeccable and near legendary guitarist Bill Kirchen… a musical treasure, a fantastic player and very much a pioneer. Bill Kirchen is one of our best.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
Upcoming Tour Dates
No shows booked at the moment.