A BROMSGROVE musician who has had a career spanning 40 years has finally formed a three-piece power trio and the new band will be performing its debut gig this Saturday, February 3.
English Electric Lightning will be taking to the stage at 9pm at The Crabmill after Derek Eynon got together with Nigel Dorman and Brod Baughan.
Derek (vocals and bass) started his career in the late 1970s in Solihull as the lead singer and bassist of Night Service. The group submitted material to Island Records and received a rejection letter from Guy Ritchie who back then was an office junior.
Derek later played for more than a decade with folk rockers Red Shoes who are still an enormously successful folk band and had spells playing bass with Company of Strangers, Those 3…Redbeards and others before embarking on a ten-year solo career.
Nigel, who is from Redditch has been a professional guitar teacher for 25 years and spent 20 years as lead guitarist with Bromsgrove’s Trigger, arguably the biggest band in the area at the time.
Brod has been playing drums since the 1960s, and has toured the USA backing American Bluesmen. He brings a wealth of experience and a custom built Gretsch kit.
Derek has been trying to put this band together since the summer of 2016, and there has been five previous line ups.
“Now we finally emerge from the rehearsal room, primed with classic rock and blues numbers and a selection of originals from our previous bands,” said Derek.
Admission to the gig is free.