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

The Music, The Ship, The People are ALL Great! What an amazing experience. My wife and I had a GREAT time!

Rick Booth, Awesome! Rick Booth, Awesome!

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

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