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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Rolling Stones’ ‘Charlie Is My Darling’ scoops Grammy Award

The Rolling Stones‘ soundtrack Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965 is won the Grammy Award for Best Historical Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held in in Los Angeles.

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Bill’s historic DVD catalogue of releases added to the site

Bill has been almost as prolific in front of the camera and as a producer of videos as his music – from full-length films to explorations of the history of the Blues – and now Bill’s DVD releases have been added to the site.

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Rhythm Kings’ Terry Taylor releases debut ‘Taylor Made’ solo album

Terry Taylor – long-time collaborator of Bill’s and member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – has released his debut solo album called Taylor Made.

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Bill Wyman radio interview on Gedding Hall

Bill Wyman recently talked to Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk about Gedding Hall, Bill’s home in Suffolk that is rich in history. You can listen to the interview and learn some great insights into Gedding Hall.

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Bill Wyman interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

Bill Wyman was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal in a wide-ranging talk about his life – and written from Bill’s perspective as he describes his study, favourite colour, and even the part Rupert Bear plays in his life.

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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – 2013 tour photo retrospective

Missed Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings on their recent UK tour in October and November? Fear not – we have an exclusive gallery of photos of the band on tour that capture the personality, performance and energy of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings in concert.

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