Savoy Brown

Played 2015, 2016 & Playing 2022

Savoy Brown band members

About Savoy Brown

Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England and is one of the longest running blues/rock bands in existence.

Simmonds has been the group’s guiding hand from the first singles released in 1966 through the band’s newest effort Aint Done Yet, their 41st album, to be released in September 2020 on QVR records.

Energetic blues has been the calling card of the band from the beginning. “Blues rock” became the catch-all phrase in the late 1960s to describe the band’s music along with that of contemporaries such as Cream, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. In fact, in the 2013 drama film,  Jimi Hendrix: All Is By My Side, Savoy Brown’s song “Train To Nowhere” was included in the soundtrack.

Many of the band’s singles and albums have appeared on the Billboard Hot Hundred charts including songs such as “I’m Tired”, “Train To Nowhere” and “Tell Mama” and albums such as Hellbound Train.

In 2017, the album Witchy Feelin’ reached #1 on the Billboard Blues chart.

Savoy Brown established national status in the 1970s by headlining iconic stages such as Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. The story continues to this day with Simmonds being helped along by Scott Holt on guitar and vocals, Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums.

Simmonds said, “I still have the same energy as I had in my twenties and I have never stopped enjoying entertaining a crowd and giving people inspiration.”

Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds have a body of work matched by only a small portion of musical artists. As they continue to tour the world, young and old find inspiration in their energy, timeless music, classic style and ageless performances.

What Passengers Think

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience

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!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!