Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies have returned to celebrate their long-awaited Induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After receiving their fourth nomination in five years, the support for The Zombies’ induction among the public and their peers was undeniable - the band placed 4th in the public online poll with over 330,000 votes, while even fellow nominee John Prine called for their induction before his own in a Billboard interview. On March 29, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the induction ceremony took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after The Zombies’ classic Time of the Season first hit number one on the charts in America.
Never content to only look back, and despite a busy touring schedule, The Zombies are also in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2015 Billboard-charting album, Still Got That Hunger. Led by founding members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, The Zombies’ 21st-century line-up features Steve Rodford on drums, renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey, and the newest member, Søren Koch, who joined the band following the untimely passing of their beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks) in early 2018.
This is a fundraising performance for The Stables
Supported by Rogers & Butler
Rogers & Butler (Edward Rogers, Steve Butler) have released an EP (Diana Dors) and full-length album (Poets & Sinners) which displayed their stunning melodic songwriting talents and received rave reviews. Sitting firmly in a pop tradition that marries Mick Ronson to Marmalade on some mythical Carnaby Street USA, it’s a seamless pairing and meshing of styles. Brilliant. (4 stars). Shindig! Magazine Rogers & Butler‘s new album Poets & Sinners continues their signature melodic rock aided by some of New York City’s best known musicians. There are echoes of Ian Hunter on “Roll The Stone,” George Harrison on “Writing To The Moon” and Tom Petty on “Jump Like Alice” but the LP has a distinctive sound. The Strange BrewSince the two releases, Rogers & Butler played several live shows is the UK, as well as the States where they opened for The Zombies on several dates in 2019. They are currently recording their next album for release in early 2022. For this tour, Rogers & Butler are joined by their producer, Don Piper, on backing vocals and guitar.thestrangebrew.co.uk/interviews/rogers-butler-howard/