Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK in the Spring of 2017 to coincide with their new album release in late April.
Saiichi [pronounced “sigh-eee-chee”], who has a career spanning twenty-five years in the British blues scene, writes music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when all you needed was love and music ruled supreme. His co-writer is the poet and lyricist, Pete Brown, who wrote the words to Cream’s classics ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ and ‘White Room’.
The single released in advance of the album, ‘Melting Away’, featured the late bass hero Andy Fraser, ex-Free and composer of the 1970 smash single, ‘All Right Now’.
‘Melting Away’ was one of Andy’s last ever recordings and you can check it out right here.
Saiichi Sugiyama Band, 2017 UK Tour:
2nd March: Beaverwood Club, London
15th March: Iron Road, Evesham
16th March: Haven Club, Oxford
17th March: Mr Kyps, Poole
18th March: South Devon Arts, Totnes
22nd March: The 1865, Southampton
24th March: New Crawdaddy, Essex
26th March: The Musician, Leicester
30th March: Maltings, Farnham
21st April: The Forum, Darlington
22nd April: Cluny 2, Newcastle
29th April: Arts Centre, Cranleigh
Photo Credit: Al Stuart