...having fun with Ash, Vince lays down the keys with his song, "Heart's on Fire", during a break in soundcheck in Salisbury, UK!
Vince, composer of Rocky IV: is he now the new keyboard-player in Glenn’s band.? Only for UK tour, or more?
that was getting 'funky'! Not the Phenomena song. Hope you enjoyed the gig.
Not the Phenomena song, but a song from the Rocky IV movie.
Dear friends and fans,
I'm over here in the U.K. at the moment in a town called Norwich with Glenn Hughes and his amazing band and we just played our third show on a 2-week tour last night. All is going really well and I'm really enjoying performing live again.
Today we're headed to a town called Cheltingham where we will have the night off and perform again on Friday night. I am extremely grateful to Glenn for giving me this opportunity and trusting me with the Deep Purple material, and I want to thank his manager Jimi Crutchley for treating me so well and making sure everything goes smoothly for all of us. I've been feeling very inspired playing and performing with Glenn and the very talented members of his band - Ashley Sheehan on drums and Soren Anderson on guitar.
Even though they've been operating together as a finely tuned machine for a long time and I'm the "new kid on the block", I feel very connected to all of them musically and hope to work with each one individually in some capacity in the future. Overall it's been an incredible experience. Even though I'm not performing my own material, Glenn and the guys have welcomed me into their 'family' very warmly and are a blast to work with. It's made me even more excited to get out there and present my music to enthusiastic audiences again. Glenn gives everyone in his band plenty of room to stretch musically and does not at all make this only about himself (as many rock stars are famous for doing). Glenn is part of rock royalty and has an amazing history both with Deep Purple and as a solo artist, and he's a joy to work with.
He's obviously very grateful for the success he's enjoyed and this comes across loud and clear in his playing, singing and performing. Glenn is truly one of the greatest rock singers of all time, and I find myself coming very close to losing concentration several times each night just listening to how he changes things up from performance to performance. Same with Ash and Soren. Always different and always stellar! I'm truly blessed. Thank you to Glenn, Soren, Ash, Jimi and their amazing crew for allowing me to participate in such a rewarding experience.
Three down, six more to go!