Bill Wyman’s Monkey Grip – 40 years ago this month

Bill Wyman was the first member of the Rolling Stones to release a solo album – with his debut album Monkey Grip released back in May 1974.

Read more

Bill Wyman remembers… 50 year anniversary of Top Of The Pops

Top Of The Pops was a musical trailblazer, bringing bands into British living rooms like never before – and The Rolling Stones were the very first act to appear.

Read more

Sir Peter Blake’s Appearing At The Albert Hall gallery

Bill Wyman appeared at the opening of Sir Peter Blake’s art exhibit Appearing At The Albert Hall – and we’ve got some exclusive photos of the event.

Read more

Bill Wyman part of Sir Peter Blake’s new Royal Albert Hall artwork

Bill Wyman attended the grand opening for Sir Peter Blake’s new artwork in the Royal Albert Hall in London this week, with the artwork a historical tribute featuring more than 340 stars from the world of sport, music and entertainment.

Read more

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings’ summer festival of music

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings are set to appear at a number of festivals across the UK during June and July, bringing their music and energy to festival crowds in Yorkshire and Edinburgh.

Read more

Bill Wyman’s Pizza Express gig gallery

Bill Wyman made a special guest appearance at London’s Soho Pizza Express, when he dropped in for a intimate gig on March 21 – and we’ve got exclusive photos from the evening.

Read more

Bill Wyman’s Phenomena ‘Valley’ soundtrack and videos

Bill Wyman isn’t just famed for being the former bass player with the Rolling Stones, accomplished photographer, and founder of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He’s also created soundtracks to movies, such as Phenomena.

Read more

Bill to guest star at ‘Boogie Woogie Night’ London performance

Bill Wyman is to make a special guest appearance at Pizza Express in London’s Dean Street in Soho as part of Boogie Woogie Night held on March 21, 2014.

Bill Wyman, Ben Waters and Axel Zwingenberger’s Boogie Woogie Night

Show Time 6:30pm – 8:00pm / Doors Open 5:00pm

It has become something of a tradition at the Steinway Festival to celebrate the classic boogie woogie showdown with two of Europe’s finest exponents of this most exciting piano style – Ben Waters and Axel Zwingenberger. Is there anything more joyful than watching two Steinway concert grand pianos getting a pounding in rolling eight-to-the-bar beats and some relaxed blues grooves, too?

Boogie Woogie maestros Ben Waters and Axel Zwingenberger will be joined by special guest bass legend Bill Wyman (former Rolling Stones bassist and leader of the Rhythm Kings), fellow Rhythm King guitarist Terry ‘Tex’ Taylor and drummer Barney Stevens. These musicians love to jam with each other and the result is a thrilling night for an audience. Wyman’s love for blues and related forms of music is well known and he spreads his enthusiasm with his albums, books and tireless touring. This will be a very special night with excitment guaranteed.

Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly!

Tickets are available from Jazz Club Soho on 10 Dean Street, London

Albert Lee’s 70th anniversary concert photo gallery

Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of Bill Wyman and friends at Albert Lee’s 70th birthday celebration concert held on March 1 and 2…

Bill was a special guest for Albert Lee’s 70th birthday celebration concert held in Cadogan Hall in London on March 1 and March 2. If you missed it – and it’s likely, as tickets were hard to get hold of – we’ve posted some behind-the-scenes photos of Bill at the concert with friends. Bill also sent over some scans of the programme, backstage pass and ticket to complete the collection.

Bill says: “In the afternoon I went with Tony Panico and Terry Taylor to the Cadogan Hall for our sound-check. On arrival we met up with many friends & associates including Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Joe Brown, Gary US Bonds, Shakin’ Stevens, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett (Shadows), Marty Wilde, Mike Berry, Alvin Stardust and Gary Brooker.

“The show started at 7pm, there was a short interval at 8.30pm and it finished around 10.30pm. The running order was: Albert/US Band, Bob Harris compere, Andy Fairweather Low/Low Riders, Dona Oxford, Gary US Bonds, Shakin’ Stevens, Albert/Shadows, Marty Wilde, Mike Berry, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown – Interval – Robert Wells, Ralph McTell/Jane Clark (fiddle), Bill Wyman/Graham Broad/ Terry Taylor/Beverley Skeete, Albert/US Band, Finale.

We went on near the end and performed Jitterbug Boogie and Race With The Devil, and then Albert and Beverley performed Crying In The Rain.

Check out some photos from the show sent over by Bill below:

(Main photo by Judy Totton)

Bill Wyman to special guest at Albert Lee tribute concert

Bill Wyman is to appear at the birthday tribute for music legend Albert Lee, playing at the Cadogan Hall over two nights on March 1 and March 2.

Read more

Bill Wyman’s radio interview with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2

Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook was the topic of conversation in this great radio interview with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 from November 2013 in case you missed it…

Read more

Bill presents special award at the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014

Bill Wyman attended the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014 in London on February 14, presenting Sean Davis with a special recognition award.

Read more