|Artist:||British Invasion All-Stars|
Formed in 2001, the British Invasion All-Stars boasts
former-Yardbird Jim McCarty on drums and lead vocals,
ex-Procol Harum member Matthew Fisher on electric
Hammond organ, and Eddie Phillips (formerly of the
Creation) on lead guitar. The three other members are
Ray Phillips, of the Nashville Teens fame, on lead vocals,
and two ex-members of the Downliners Sect: rhythm
guitarist Don Craine and bassist Keith Grand (who
contributes background vocals and shares the lead
vocals with Phillips and McCarty).
The album features covers of well-known songs by the
Yardbirds ("Shapes of Things") and The Spencer Davis
Group (Gimme Some Lovin’) to new material. The CD
boasts several guest musicians who also have strong
'60s credentials, including the late Noel Redding (who
was one-third of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) and two
members of the Pretty Things: Dick Taylor and Phil May.
For lovers of high energy rock played with attitude and
verve as would be expected by the calibre of musicians
involved The British Invasion All Stars invoke a period
that has been taken by the scruff of the neck and dragged
into the twenty first century.