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

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

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