Pete Brown Selected

Maggie Bell with Clem Clempson / Krissy Matthews Band

An Evening of the Blues

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Maggie Bell with special guest Clem Clempson are joined by The Krissy Matthews Trio in an Evening of the Blues in the first night of Pete Brown’s Selected series. Peter Ronald Brown (born 25 December 1940) is an English performance poet, lyricist, and singer best known for his collaborations with Cream and Jack Bruce. Brown formed the bands Pete Brown & His Battered Ornaments and Pete Brown & Piblokto! and worked with Graham Bond and Phil Ryan. Brown also writes film scripts and formed a film production company. Pete has enjoyed recent success writing lyrics for Procol Harum and Joe Bonamassa.


“One of the key eccentrics of the Harvest stable and a successful collaborative lyricist for Cream (“I Feel Free”, “Sunshine of Your Love”), Brown was kicking around the scene as a poet until being approached by Cream to assist in songwriting. Upon achieving chart success with the trio, Brown decided to go the musician route.”

Andy Kellman

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Pete writes:

I've been in the music biz now since 1966, as lyricist, singer and producer. 

Included in this event are many musicians I've met along the way, both new and old. They're all people whose talents I love, and have been involved with creatively.The leaders will be supported by many of my favourite players.

MAGGIE BELL is, I believe, the the finest white  blues and soul singer in Britain, and I've been privileged to work with her a lot. She has featured on my records, toured with me in the Hamburg Blues Band, and recently worked on the forthcoming Cream Acoustic record, which I sang on and also co-executive-produced.

KRISSY MATTHEWS. for me is the best of the younger Brit blues/rock singer/guitarists working in Europe. I wrote lyrics for his last three records, produced one of them, toured with him with both his own band and the Hamburg Blues Band, of whic he is still a member. His current record is terrific, and I really admire him for always giving 100%.

CLEM CLEMPSON is another of the great Brit guitarists. Originally in the Bakerloo Blues Band, he Joined Colosseum in 1969 and now still runs a version of it, which I am writing for. He did a notable stint with HUMBLE PIE, playing US stadiums, and has also had his own band in Germany, which I toured with as guest singer.