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Cregan and Co: The Rod Stewart Songbook
Friday 5th June 2020 at 8:00 pm

Rod Stewart’s guitarist and collaborative songwriter and his band tour the UK.

Formed by Rod Stewart’s guitarist and collaborative songwriter, Jim Cregan, Cregan & Co. celebrate the years from 1977 to the present day with an evening of Rod’s hit songs and very special guest vocalist Ben Mills.

Former Family and Cockney Rebel guitarist Jim joined Rod Stewart’s band in 1977 and became his musical director, co-producer and co-writer. Cregan co-penned many hits with Stewart, including Passion, Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me), and Forever Young. Jim is a world class guitarist and has written for many rock and pop stars (Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel, Steve Harley, Katie Melua & most recently Lulu)  and his co-write Brighton Beach on Rod Stewart’s last album Time was released as a single and continues to have masses of airplay on BBC radio.

Ben Mills is an accomplished singer/songwriter in his own right and with this great band he plays a mean guitar too  He’s having a blast singing Rod Stewart’s back catalogue with the guy who actually wrote the songs …  putting his own stamp on the hits that everyone knows and loves….

Come and listen to the stories and share in the music that has formed the soundtrack to many of our lives for more than 30 years!

Drummer Harry James is renowned for his work with legendary rock band Thunder as well as drumming with Steve Harley, Jon Lordand Glenn Hughes.   Other members of the band are bass player Pat Davey (Tom Robinson Band) and pianist Sam Tanner (Alexander O’Neil, Nate James & Duffy).

“If you can’t afford my ticket, go see these guys – they’re just as good and half the price!”
– Rod Stewart

https://www.creganandco.com

Refreshments

There will be a licensed bar or bars for this event (no spirits or shots) under the auspices of a TEN licence from Bromley Council. Refreshments may be purchased before and during the performance and during the interval.

The usual alcohol licensing law applies including as to age and serving etc.

We reserve the right to refuse to sell, serve or otherwise supply alcohol to any person for whatever reason and more specifically we reserve the right to request satisfactory proof of age before selling, serving or supplying alcohol to any person.

Audience members are not permitted to:-

  • Bring alcohol into the buildings.
  • Consume alcohol on the premises unless it has been purchased from our bar(s).
  • Consume alcohol outside the buildings.
  • Buy alcohol from the bars for consumption off the premises or to remove it from the premises.


Artist Information

Cregan and Co

The Faces broke up in 1975 and Rod Stewart started his own band.

​One of the most influential guitarists in this line-up was Jim Cregan.
Now, more than 40 years on, Jim, together with four outstanding musicians, performs that well-loved heritage music under the name ‘Cregan & Co’.

Jim Cregan (Guitar)

Best known for his work with Rod Stewart, Jim co-produced, co-wrote and was Rod’s musical director for nearly 2 decades.

His songs have also been recorded by Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Russel Watson amongst many others, and he has played on stage with guitarists Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Pete Townsend and Chuck Berry. Oh yes and Tina Turner, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Katie Melua to name a few!. 

He has received over 40 gold & platinum records to date, and his guitar solo on Cockney Rebel’s “Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)” still sounds alright!

Ben Mills (Vocals/guitar)

Ben was awarded a platinum album for his debut  release which charted at number 3 in the official UK album charts. Equally at home on both guitar and piano he has worked with musical legends Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow, written songs with Mark Owen (Take That).  In 2006 Ben reached the final of The X-Factor alongside Leona Lewis, winning accolades from Simon Cowell for his gravelly, soulful voice.

Ben has his own band and performs all over the world.

Harry James (Drums)

 Best known for his work with “Thunder”, Harry James is one of the best-loved drummers on the rock circuit. With over 40 years’ experience of performing live harry is renowned for his distinctive and powerful playing style and rapport with the audience. Harry proudly occupies the drum stool for “Magnum”, who maintain a busy recording and touring schedule. He can also be seen with “Snakecharmer” featuring Micky Moody, Neil Murray and Laurie Wisefield. Harry is also currently a member of South London’s Bad Influence. In addition to his extensive Thunder back catalogue and recent Magnum albums, Harry has contributed to work by Don Airey, Russ Ballard, “Shadowman” (featuring FM’s vocalist Steve Overland and Heartland’s Steve Morris), Carl Sentence, Bucket & Co and Hellfire Corner. Harry has had the pleasure of performing live on stage alongside Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Steve Harley, Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Paul Young, Graham Bonnet, Don Airey and Mick Ralphs amongst many others.  

Sam Tanner (Keyboards)

Sam is often described as Rock’s finest piano player and has worked with many of its greatest names, including Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey (The Who), the faces, Jeff Beck, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), John Lodge (Moody Blues), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and Paul Carrack.

Sam is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and is the front man of new uk-based funk-soul band “Brother Strut”, who receives 10/10 reviews from Blues & Soul Magazine, with a debut album that has topped the iTunes chart.

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