Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

Played 2015 & 2016

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

About Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

Savoy Brown was formed in London, England in 1965 by guitarist Kim Simmonds. Originally a UK version of a Chicago blues band, the group developed into a classic and highly original rock band but always managed to keep its blues roots intact.

The first album Shakedown in 1967 on Decca records was one of the major UK releases that year that helped spark the British Blues Boom.

Later albums such as Hellbound Train on London records in the 1970’s cracked the Billboard Top 40 charts and the band is therefore one of the very few blues band ever to have such commercial success.

Kim Simmonds has always led the band, through many personnel band changes and is considered one of the best and most underrated blues/rock guitarists in the world today.

Savoy Brown music, along with Kim Simmonds’ guitar style, has been a major influence on countless bands and musicians stretching from Jaco Pastorious in the jazz field to Judas Priest in the heavy metal genre.

In later years, albums such as Voodoo Moon on Ruf records in 2011, stayed in the Amazon top seller blues sales for many weeks continuing a legacy that allows the band to tour the world successfully with trips to Europe, Japan, Brazil, Canada and throughout the United States.

Currently in 2013 Kim and the band, now comprising of Pat
DeSalvo on bass guitar and Garnet Grimm on drums, have a brand new DVD/CD release Songs From The Road released by Ruf records that is, as of June 1st, in the top 30 of worldwide Amazon blues sales.

Looking ahead, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown have a new album release planned for January 2014 entitled “Going To The Delta”.

Although not reaching the dizzy heights of top of the charts and more to the point, not concerned to, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown have carved a special niche within the music world and have become one of the longest, continuously running blues/rock bands in the world today.



What Passengers Think

I made 33 concerts this trip, and my wife had to miss a few. We had to miss quite a few meals to make all the concerts, but it was worth it. Also made 3 photo ops. Coming from Alaska we seldom get the chance to see a concert much less 33 in 3-1/2 days. My rating is still the same, on a scale of 1 to 10, RLC is a 100 (yes, one hundred). Thank you Pam, may you rock on for many more cruises.

Will & Cindy Godbey, NON STOP ROCK Will & Cindy Godbey, NON STOP ROCK

First time on RLC cruise and it was, by far, one of the best damn times I’ve ever had in my life! Loved every band we saw, especially Sammy, Bad Company and Artimus Pyle! Had already booked for VII before we even went on this one and won’t be giving up my reservation for anything! I do agree with another reviewer that the chair reserving/holding on the deck needs to be addressed and the smoking everywhere on deck 11 was a little much. Thank you NAHA for nailing it for us true rockers!!

Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy! Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy!