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Andy Fairweather Low

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  • Born: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
  • Years Active: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

The seven million people who bought Eric Clapton's Unplugged album and the countless more who saw the MTV Unplugged TV show experienced the work of Andy Fairweather Low, who served as Clapton's backup guitarist/vocalist. But probably few in that giant audience knew that Fairweather Low had once been a teen idol and had an extensive recorded catalog in groups and as a solo star. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Fairweather Low formed Amen Corner in the mid-'60s, for which he served as lead singer. The group scored six U.K. hits from 1967 to 1969, the biggest of which was the number one "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice." Its success put Fairweather Low's attractive face on the bedroom walls of teenage girls all over Britain. Amen Corner broke up at the end of the '60s and evolved into the more progressive Fair Weather, which scored a hit with "Natural Sinner" in 1970, but broke up in 1971. Fairweather Low retired for several years, but returned as a solo artist in 1974 and made a series of albums through 1980, reaching the U.K. Top Ten with the singles "Reggae Tune" and "Wide Eyed and Legless." Gradually, however, he began to work as a sideman to more prominent British musicians, notably ex-Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters, and with the ARMS benefit group in 1987. He toured Japan with George Harrison and Eric Clapton in 1991 and has since been part of Clapton's backup band. Fairweather Low began touring with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and, in 2006, hit the road again with Waters for the Dark Side of the Moon Tour.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
10.09.16 Darwen Library Theatre Darwen, Bbd UK
11.13.16 The Robin 2 Bilston, W Mids UK
12.10.16 Tramshed Cardiff, UK

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This Is The (British) Blues

By John Morthland, Contributor

It's tempting, given the relative paucity of Americans, to suggest that the recently released This Is the Blues, Volumes 1-4 instead be titled This Is The British Blues, or, even better, This Is British Blues-Rock. After all, nearly every track on these four discs comes from either older tribute albums to Peter Green's original Fleetwood Mac (as well as a bit of his solo work), British blues pioneer Cyril Davies and American blues institution John… more »