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Del Bromham & Pearl Handled Revolver

Del Bromham & Pearl Handled Revolver

Date: Dec 15 | Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Price: £12 in advance, £15 on the door

Del Bromham & Pearl Handled Revolver

This is a Court Theatre Ltd joint Blues Bar Tring Production

Tickets available from Court Theatre Click here to purchase online

Del Bromham, founder member, guitarist and song writer of the icimic 70’s band Stray performs tonight. He will go back to his blues roots but will rock it as “Stray”
“In the late 60’s the first wave of heavy guitar idols were usually Page, Clapton and Beck. Del’s past work should be reappraised as he clearly slipped though the net”.

Pearl Handled Revolver “People often deride the blues as static but this psychedelic stew of rock and kaleidoscopic blues shows the medium can be progressive if bands sprinkle invention on it as well as this British outfit do” – Powerplay Magazine

Del Bromham

Del Bromham

Del Bromham – Lead Vocals & Guitar – (Stray – Solo – Del Bromham Band)
Stuart Uren – Vocals & Bass Guitar – (Stray – Malaya Blue – Del Bromham Band)
Karl Randall – Drums – (Stray – Del Bromham Band)
Simon Rinaldo – Keys (Pearl Handled Revolver – Del Bromham Band)

Del Bromham was born in West London – East Acton to be precise – and made his first public performance when he was 13 years old! This happened almost by accident due to one of the guitarists in his brother Allan’s group, called The Traders, leaving unexpectedly a week or so prior to a gig. As Del had sat and watched them rehearse every week for as long as he could remember, he knew most of the songs, so his brother Allan suggested to the rest of the band to let Del have a try out. At this time Del had only been playing guitar for about two years, but all the songs in their repertoire were ingrained in his subconscious! So much so that he played the gig, which was about a four hour show, after only one or maybe two rehearsals, and ended up staying with the band for a further three years, leaving only when his own band, which had formed at school when he was fifteen years old, started to take off and found it difficult to continue with The Traders. The band he formed was called Stray (back then it was The Stray) and that has virtually been his life’s work ever since.

Pearl Handled Revolver

Pearl Handled Revolver

 

“So on to the gig and I was looking forward to seeing Pearl Handled Revolver again 3 years on a recording contract. I needn’t have worried. They are billed as a heavy blues outfit but they are so much more than that to me. The band are always going to be distinctive due to the throaty Joe Cocker like vocals of Lee Vernon who not only uses that attribute superbly but also commands the stage in a way that makes it difficult to avert your gaze from him as you always feel you are going miss something. ” “You are transported back to the late 60s Cream, The Doors and The Spencer Davis Group…. those influences added to the Joe Cocker vocals and you have a band that are more than just watchable as borne out by the very appreciative crowd who roared out for more even after an hour set. Normally an hour set by a support band would be drowned out by incessant chatter – not with these guys.”

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The David Evans Court Theatre

The David Evans Court Theatre

Station Road
Tring, Herfordshire, HP23 5QY