Hands Of Time is the first studio album of all original songs since Colin Cooper died in 2008.
Colin was the founder member of Climax Blues Band back in 1968 and led the band with Pete Haycock through great success and recognition through the 1970s and 1980s, with huge selling albums like FM Live and Gold Plated, hit singles Couldn’t Get It Right and I Love You. Before Colin died, his wish was for the band to continue and the recruitment of Graham Dee and Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge was made with a view to broadening the Climax sound and take on new musical influences, rather than rely on the past glories.
The live album Security Alert was released in 2015 and reflected this move forward and the fact that Climax were delighting old and new fans alike throughout the UK and Europe. Roy Wood of ELO and Wizzard fame mixed the live album.
Graham Dee is a larger than life front man who holds the audience in the palm of his hand. His amazing vocal range sets him apart from the field and he is quite happy to go walk about in the audience to spread the joy…. Chris Aldridge is more laid back and does his talking with his outstanding virtuoso sax playing, easing through soul, jazz and blues influences with great style.
Climax Blues Band are very much still proudly flying that flag in 2019, moving forwards, blending the old with the new.