January Blues Festival – BILLY BREMNER’S ROCKFILES
BILLY BREMNER & ROCKFILES
+ support: Geraint Watkins Trio
Scottish Guitar Legend from Rockpile & The Pretenders + support from The Balham Alligators main-man.
Billy Bremner started out in Lulu’s backing group The Luvvers. After joining Neil Innes in the band Fatso he recorded some solo singles under the pseudonym ‘Bill Murray’ before joining Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in Rockpile.
Billy Bremner sang lead vocals on the 1980 Rockpile single “Heart”. He then wrote “Trouble Boys” which became a hit for both Dave Edmunds and Thin Lizzy. Bremner then released a few solo singles on Stiff Records before becoming a full time member of The Pretenders where he played the lead guitar on their 1982 hit “Back on the Chain Gang”.
Geraint Watkins was the vocalist-accordionist-pianist with The Balham Alligators whose mixture of Blues, Cajun and Country was a mainstay of the UK club scene throughout the 1980’s. The Balham Alligators released five albums and two singles before splitting in 1997. Geraint Watkins brings his new group to the January Blues Festival as special guest support for Billy Bremner’s Rockfiles.