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The JJ Cale Story

The JJ Cale Story

On as part of the Watford Fringe Festival, The J J Cale Story is performed by local five piece band J J's Escondidos. They also play his classic hits ... Magnolia - Affter Midnight - Cocaine and many more which made Cale's reputation as the forerunner of laid back rhythm and blues. J.J. Cale tribute band, bringing you the music of J.J.Cale and Eric Clapton. Inspired originally by the album 'Road To Escondido'. A collaborative studio album by J. J. Cale and Eric Clapton. Clapton originally asked J.J. to produce an album for him and they ended up making it together.

The band consists of David Bekaert - Guitar & Vocals / Peter Lennon - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals / Debbie Marchant - Keyboards & Backing Vocals / Jack James - Bass / Ben Sugden - Percussion JJ's Escondidos

The aim is to keep the name and music of JJ Cale alive, today and in the future. He was born in 1938 and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a little-known singer/songwriter until Eric Clapton heard 'After Midnight' which he recorded and went on to become a hit. This brought JJ into the spotlight and subsequently went on to be a major influence on Clapton and many other major artists including, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia and Lynyrd Skynyrd. To many he was the master of laid-back R & B and went on to record 14 studio albums with numerous hits including, Call Me the Breeze, Magnolia and Cocaine. He died on 26th July 2013, and in 2019, his wife, Christine Lakeland, released the wonderful Stay Around, compiled of previously unreleased songs, available here on Lemonrock.

Event Details
90 mins
Pump House Theatre

Suggested: Suggested: 14+

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Watford Fringe Festival is a platform for the best of local and fringe artistic events, including music, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, poetry, art and much more. With venue spaces across Watford available to perform in, ranging from professional theatre venues through to flexible studio spaces.


Sun 4 Aug 2024 7.30pm

Full: £12

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