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

2018 was our first Rock Legends Cruise and as soon as we got off the boat we booked RLC7 for 2019. The entire experience was such a good vibe. Everybody on board from passengers to artists are just having a great time. It’s not hard to do when everyone around you is happy.

Kris Bennett, RLC6 Kris Bennett, RLC6

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific