NAZARETH! 3 DAYS IN DECEMBER!
“From the start it’s obvious that in Carl Sentance Nazareth have not only a worthy replacement but also someone that can take the band forward….Nazareth are here to continue and are on top form.”
(Simon Dunkerley for Get Ready To Rock!, Steelhouse Festival, Wales July 2015)
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Following several months of hugely festival appearances across Europe with new front man, Carl Sentence, Nazareth will hit the road in the UK during December.
At their peak, Nazareth were huge, selling vast quantities of albums and hit singles, pulling in enormous crowds to their shows all over the world.
Like all the best bands, Nazareth came from humble roots. They formed in Dunfermline, Scotland, and played the Scottish clubs throughout the 1960’s in their original incarnation as the Shadettes. The name change to Nazareth came in 1970 and in 1971 the band moved to London to start what was to become a long and illustrious recording career.
Even with the passage of time and line-up changes, Nazareth are routinely hailed as that rare thing - pioneers who became legends in their own lifetimes.
2015 sees them back on the road featuring new singer Carl Sentance (Don Airey - Deep Purple - & Friends, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Krokus, Tokyo Blade and Persian Risk), standing proudly alongside founder member Pete Agnew (bass) and long time band members Jimmy Murrison (guitars) and Lee Agnew (drums).
“Arguably, Nazareth stole the show with good-old hard rock…Pete Agnew, who is a beast on the bass. His son, Lee Agnew, played drums, and long time guitarist Jimmy Murrison and new vocalist Carl Sentance rounded out the group. They sounded like they had been together for decades”.
(Nazareth/Deep Purple review, Columbus Despatch, August 2015)
Since Dan McCafferty’s retirement in 2013 due to ill health the band had searched for a new singer and briefly appointed a local man from their hometown (Linton Osborne) to the role but this didn’t work out to everyone’s satisfaction so, after eight months the search was back on.
Then they found Carl.
Pete Agnew says “We had been looking at Carl from afar for some time and very much liked what we saw and heard so we asked him to come and sing a couple of songs with us in the studio. He came in and completely blew us away in the space of half a song and was offered and accepted the job right there and then.”
As that witness to Carl’s audition said – “When this lot hit the stage, sparks are gonna fly!”.
THURS 3RD: BILSTON, Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands WV14 7LJ 01902 497860 £20 (adv) £22 (door) time tbc http://www.therobin.co.uk/ Support: Daylight Robbery & 2nd Gear
FRI 4TH: STOCKTON, Arc, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL 01642 525199 8pm £22 http://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/music/nazareth-legends-of-rock Support: Shoot The Poet
SAT 5TH CARLISLE, The Venue, 7 Portland Pl, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1RL 07710 603426 http://www.thevenuecarlisle.co.uk/