Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames

During his remarkable 40 year career Georgie Fame has recorded over 20 albums and 14 hit singles. Apart from his work with the ‘Blue Flames’, he has also recorded with Eric Clapton, Hoagy Carmichael, Annie Ross, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather-Low, Bill Wyman and Van Morrison.

Born Clive Powell, at the age of 16 he was renamed Georgie Fame by 60s rock impresario Larry Parnes and hired to play piano for Billy Fury. In 1962 he switched from Piano to Hammond Organ and formed the first ‘Blue Flames’.  For three years, the band performed rhythm and blues ‘all-nighters’ at Soho’s legendary ‘Flamingo’ Club. Due to his great popularity, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames were the only British act Invited to perform with the first Motown Review to ‘hit’ the UK in the mid 60s.

Georgie pursued his interest in jazz which led to him singing with the Count Basie Orchestra on the Count’s European tours in 67/68. The TV series ‘The Price of Fame’  featuring Georgie and fellow singer/pianist Alan Price produced the hit single ‘Rosetta’ and the  TV exposure made Georgie Fame a household name in the UK. Georgie wrote TV jingles and film themes in the 70s. He toured Australia and the USA extensively throughout the 1980s.  Georgie has  never stopped writing recording and performing with big bands and the ‘Blue Flames’ internationally.

To quote Blossom Dearie from her hit song ‘Sweet Georgie Fame’ “When he sings the City Swings”!

The current ‘Blue Flames’ feature some stunning musical talent: Guy Barker – Trumpet; Alan Skidmore - Tenor Saxophone; Anthony Kerr – Vibes; Tristan Powell – Guitar;  Alec Dankworth – Bass; James Powell – Drums.

We are hugely grateful to Georgie and the band for their support in making this unique and exciting event in aid of Chickenshed possible.

Ages: All!

Date: Sun 2 Feb | 7.30pm

Tickets: From £20

Running time: Approx 1hr 50mins including interval