John Rabbit Bundrick Well Received At St Margaret’s Hospice Christmas Ball

December 18th, 2011

St Margaret’s Christmas Ball

7.00 pm – Guests arrive for the reception
7.30 pm. – Guests make way to dinner
7.45 pm  – Dinner is served
8.45 pm – 9.15 pm – John Rabbit Bundrick
9.30 pm – Few words by our CEO
9.45 pm – Auction
10 pm – 1 am – ‘ Alter Ego ‘ (Band) & Disc

Night Parade – EP Launch Liverpool 2010 Interview with John “Rabbit” Bundrick

October 14th, 2011

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John “Rabbit” Bundrick (The Who, Free, Bob Marley, solo) – an interview by Thodoris Dimitroulas from Greece

October 14th, 2011

John “Rabbit” Bundrick (The Who, Free, Bob Marley, solo)

EXCLUSIVE:Hit Channel had the great honour to talk with a living legend:John “Rabbit” Bundrick. “Rabbit” is The Who’s keyboardist for more than 30 years. Previously he was a member of Free (“Heartbreaker” album).He has also played with Bob Marley,Roger Waters (“Amused to Death” album),Johnny Nash and Eric Burdon (The Animals,War singer) among others. Read below the great answers he gave us:
 
 
Which are the current projects you’re involved in?Are you doing any recordings this period?
I’ve just finished doing some Snowy White (ed:Roger Waters,ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist) gigs in Holland and Germany, and will do more with Snowy as time goes on. We get on really great, and have a mutual respect for each others playing.
 
How you came in contact with Night Parade guys?Did you live in Liverpool like them?
I met them all when they hired me to play keys on their last album. It was a great meeting, and we instantly became friends. I just wish someone with some ‘clout’ would sign them up and give thema chance at the big time. Great guys and great musicians. Rob writes fantastic songs and has a very unique voice. Things are slow for them right now, but they are still plodding on, so fans, you can check them out on my website, www.rabbitwho.com.
 
How possible a new The Who tour?I know Pete Townshend is recording right now..
Well, it’s all down to Pete an when and if he wants to work again. I know there’s something in the pipeline, but have no details of anything definite. We’ll see…He’s the boss, the rest of us just wait around for him to be active.
 
Do you think the period you were playing with Johnny Nash was very important for your later career?
It kickstarted my whole professional career as a giggin’ musician. Without working with my dear friend, Johnny Nash, it led me on to other work including Bob Marley, Free, I became the ‘staple’ keyboard player for Island Records in the early ’70s, and branched out all over London to other artists and producers, Glyn Johns (ed:Led Zeppelin engineer,famous rock producer), Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane (ed:Faces,Small Faces bassist,deceased) and Glyn is the guy that introduced me to me, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather-Low, and countless others..Micky Most (Donovan’s “Cosmic Wheels” album and solid session work).  Johnny Nash is responsible for all of this, thanks John.
 
Do you think your solo albums should have received more recognition from fans and press?Many of these are excellent works!
Of course I do, but the problem was that I had no ‘band’ of my own to tour and gig those albums, so really it’s partly my fault for not getting a band of my own, and working the songs Live. I was doing so many sessions for others, and the Studio is where I am the most comfortable, as opposed to the stage, that I never even thought of having my own band. Thank you for the nice comment on their worth.
 
Do you miss old friends like Paul Kossoff (Free guitarist),Bob Marley,Jim Capaldi (Traffic drummer), and John Entwhistle (The Who bassist)?
 Goes without saying, I miss them all everyday, and have pictures of them in my studio so I can get their vibe going here, which inspires a lot of my work. I could have easily been a casualty as well, and thank God for allowing me to continue on with my Life & Career. Long may it last.
 
 
When you first met Bob Marley in Sweden,did you expected that you would become close friends?Were you familiar with reggae before meeting him? 
When I met Bob in Stockholm in 1971, he was just a songwriter for Johnny Nash, as  per the Marley Tracks Johnny used on the “I Can See Clearly Now” album. I’d never heard of Reggae before that, so Bob personally taught me how to do the organ reggae style while we were recording songs for Johnny in Europa Film studios in Stockholm. Bob, and myself were taken to Sweden by Nash to help compose songs for the Film Johnny was starring in at the time. Fabulous days, fabulous days, the best so far……..
 
Do you have happy memories from Roger Waters’ “Amused to Death” recordings?Was Roger a easy-going person to work with?
Yes, very good memories. He is such a talent to reckon with. His music is the ‘original’ Pink Floyd sound. I did a bit of work on “Amused to Death”, a bit of Hammond here & there, that’s all, but it was a mind-blowing experience to hear ‘that sound’ coming into my headphones as I fumbled along trying not to let the nostalgia   and jaw dropping music that I was playing too. Wow !…what an artist that guy is, what a talented, intelligent man Roger is (ed:unfortunately,many Greeks learned the name “Roger Waters” last summer). 
 
Do you like today Eric Burton’s “Survivor” album?It has some great musicians playing there (Alexis Korner,Zoot Mooney,P.P Arnold).. 
Yes I do, and you know what?, I’m playing on that album too (ed:that’s why I’m asking for that). Eric covered 2 of my “Broken Arrow” songs on his album a couple of years ago, “Muddy Water” and “Devil Run”…..My Crawler drummer, Tony Braunagel produces Eric’s albums today, and Crawler’s bass player, Terry Wilson, is in Eric’s current touring band. It’s all in the family. Musicians as old as us eventually get to know these old ‘rock stars’,  ha  ha.
 
You’ve played with many great musicians. Is there anyone you’d like to work with and hasn’t happened yet?
Uh, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, too many to list.  I’ve met them all several times, but they already have their own keyboardist, like I am the Who’s keyboarist, the others have their own favorite guy they like to work with. Once you’ve worked with a certain band for as long as I have, means I know the in’s and out’s of how they work, live & play, so they can rely on their main man on keys to slot right in whenever the time comes.
 
Have you ever been in Greece?Send a message to Greek fans.
Nope, but would love to visit. I know Greece is having trouble right now, but hope that the trouble doesn’t ruin the people’s of Greece vitality and energetic outlook on Life. Hang in there you guys, hang in there.
 
 
A huge “THANK YOU” to Mr John “Rabbit” Bundrick.
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SNOWY WHITE DVD CONCERT-with guest John Rabbit Bundrick on Keyboards in Holland & Germany Sept 16th & 17th 2011- www.s-e-9.nl / info@s-e-p.nl

September 24th, 2011

I found, at the age of 63, that travelling in a Van is too much for this ‘ole’ boy’, but the people of Holland and Germany were so friendly and welcoming, and the Snowy gigs were so much fun and in your face, it was well worth the effort, and I’m ready to do it all again, apart from the Van, (ha..ha…ha).
My back is really sore from that Van. I am so used to the luxury of the Who, that I forgot what real travel is like for the musicians who don’t travel like I do with the Who.

Thanks to the Who too for giving me such great travel treatment.

I’d like to thank all the crew, the band of many musicians, the audiences, Lucas and his family in Germany, and Maurice in Holland for making me laugh so much. Thank you all for the fine reception I got and thanks to my Main Man, Snowy White for bringing me along.

Thanks to Juan, Walter, Jeff, Kuma, Ruud, Richard Bailey, and the loveable rogue, Max Middleton on other Keys. Our 2 different distince styles of playing work extremely well together.

THANK YOU ALL………John Rabbit Bundrick

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Snowy White bei seinem letzten Soloauftritt in der Gaste Garage,

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SNOWY WHITE SET LIST- sept 2011

1) I’m Getting Ready – C……….NO RABBIT…….Ruud (acoustic/vocals), Kuma (bass) Jeff (drums)

2) Midnight Blues: Em………..RAB HAMMOND CHORDS INTRO Emin A repeat & ‘SOLO’

3) I’ll Be Moving On: Bm………(Shuffle version)……….RAB HAMMOND

4) Red Wine Blues: Cm…………RAB HAMMOND ? Ruud (bass), Jeff (drums), Walter (guitar)

5) Judgement Day: A…………….Rabbit (HAMMOND & PIANO) –
(copy snowy licks on piano-flyd cramer style)

6) Blue To The Bone: E……….. RAB HAMMOND WINWOOD LICKS

7) Slaybo Day: Am…………….Kuma (bass) Walter (guitar), Jeff (drums) Juan (bongos)

8) Tears In My Eyes: G……….RAB HAMMOND

Break

1) Lucky Star – : C……………RAB SYNTH RIFF & LEAD & HAMMOND ON END SOLO’S
synth riff – C Eb F G F G E C………..C Eb F G Eb F Eb Bb

Verse Chords = Csus….C….Bbsus…. Bb

synth solo 1 = 8 BARS – KEY = Amin…..end chord stabs – G13 (hendrix chord)

synth solo 2 = 9 BARS? – KEY = Amin

Snowy’s End Solos Chords = Absus….Ab….Bbsus….Bb

PLAY HAMMOND ON END SOLO’S…….SONG END ON CHORD Ab sus

2) That Certain Thing – Fsharp min…RAB STRINGS & STABS D…A…E…..Bmin…Fsharp min…E
+ HAMMOND & (possible synth sax solo & chorus)

INTRO STRINGS THEN OUT UNTIL SAX SOLO

INTRO CHORDS = D….A….E….E…. Bmin….Fsharp min/Asus9….E

CHORUS CHORDS = Fsharp min….Bmin….repeat & end last round on E

3) Bird Of Paradise – C sharp min……………RAB STRING PAD

4) The Journey (parts 1 and 2): Part 1 Am, Part 2 Em……..
RAB PLAY STR SYNTH & FX INTRO & SONG

INTRO – SUSTAIN CHORD = Fmaj7(9)…with FX etc

SNOWY SOLO = Amin….Dmin7 (repeat)

BAND IN VERSE SECTION –

Amin….Dmin7….Amin….G/A 2 beats….Amin 2 beats

Amin x 4bars……/ Amin….Amin….Dmin7…. Dmin7….Amin….Amin

Amin….Amin….E….F 2 beats/G….Amin….Dmin7….E

F….G Amin….Dmin7….Emin….Fmaj7 (sustain)….Emin….F….Emin

F G Amin…..Emin….F….Emin….END = Fmaj7 (SUSTAIN)

5) Falling: Cm ……………… RAB STRING PAD, HAMMOND
CHORDS = VERSE – ||: Cmin x 2….Fmin7….Fdim7….Ab….Bb….Cmin….Cmin :|| 2 times

CHORUS – | Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin….Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin….Cmin |

SOLO 1 – | Cmin….Cmin….Fmin7….Fdim7….Ab….Bb….Cmin….Cmin |

CHORUS – | Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin….Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin….Cmin |

Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin….Cmin |

SOLO 2 – | Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin….|Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin |

| Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin….Cmin ||

| Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin….Cmin | Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin |

| Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin….| Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin |

END – | Ab….F….Ab Bb….Cmin….| Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin….Cmin |

| Ab….Eb Bb….Cmin….Cmin ||—–HOLD

6) On The Edge Of Something – Em – RAB HAMMOND-CLAVINET

7) Ongoing… Emin D C B Amin G D A repeat…..ENDING…./D/D/A/A…G/ /E/…
RAB SFX ON INTRO & END…. E3 to E4
SONG FX – E5 to A4- RAB LICK
E..D..E…..B..A..B
+ MINIMAL HAMMOND

8) Just Got the Blues – Am…..RAB HAMMOND? – Ruud (bass) Walter (r guitar) Jeff (drums)

9) Can’t Get Enough Of The Blues G (down to Em for my solo)………..RAB HAMMOND

Encore:

(10) AT THE CROSSROADS – KEY verse – A min – marimba
KEY chorus – G – hammond
RAB PLAYS MARIMBA RIFF IN VERSE – funky notes – / a a a / e f sharp c d / a
RAB PLAYS HAMMOND IN CHORUS – notes – / G G A / G G A / F F G / F F G / CC D….Bb Bb C….F F G….G G A /
END SOLOS CHORDS – / G F….A / no 5th

(11) JUST A MAN – KEY – C min
RAB – HAMMOND BLUES LICKS

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RAB SESSION WITH THE BLUE BISHOPS ON THE PAUL JONES BBC RADIO 2 SHOW – JUNE 6 2011

June 1st, 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011mgpp

Jo Wiley TRACK OF THE WEEK

Paul Jones
The Blue Bishops in Session 19:00 Monday, 6th June
Paul has a session from UK rhythm and blues band The Blue Bishops.
Monday 1900 – 2000
The Blue Bishops in Session
Listen Live on BBC Radio 2 (Started at 19:00)
Rhythm and blues tunes from Paul Jones. Paul has a session from UK rhythm and blues band The Blue Bishops.
RELATED LINKS
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011mgpp
The Blue Bishops (bluebishops.co.uk)
BROADCAST
. Mon 6 Jun 2011
19:00
BBC Radio 2
Duration
60 minutes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011lm92

http://bluebishops.co.uk/

ALL VIDEO & AUDIO COPYRIGHT 2011 JOHN BUNDRICK / link to blue bishops website

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ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT ‘ CAMPBELL DEVINE ‘

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MR SIMON BURRETT COUGHED & THESE ‘DUD’S CAME OUT…………

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JIMMY KUNES – YOU BLUES-ROCK PEOPLE GOTTA CHECK THIS GUY OUT……

May 11th, 2011

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I’ve just been doing a bit of work with Jimmy over the Internet.
He sends me stuff down the ‘wire’, and I have a jolly time over-dubbing
brand new keyboards and then send it back to him. He’s a great song writer and
vocals are supreme. We work great together. And the thrill of it all?…
he comes from two of my favourite bands………..SAVOY BROWN…..and CACTUS, with the old
Vanilla Fudge band members. I’m in my Element here Ya’ll…………….

NightParade-PAUL MICHAEL HUGHES PHOTOGRAPHER www.paulmichaelhughes.com

April 6th, 2011

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BUY A BED APPEAL – Saturday, takes place at Highworth Methodist Church at 6pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available from Denise or Sue on 01793 762365 – Gloucester House Addictions Rehabilitation

March 30th, 2011

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A UNIQUE EVENING OF
MUSICAL PLEASURE
in Aid of
SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2011
At: Highworth Methodist Church
Lechlade Road, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7HG
Doors Open 6.00 pm.
NIGHT PARADE
With Special Guest John “Rabbit” Bundrick from The Who
ANNA CORCORAN
With Phil Spalding
HANNAH CLIVE
A Sweetheart with a Sweet Voice
Refreshments Included and ‘Meet & Greet’ the performers after the show.
TICKETS £6.00 from Denise or Sue 01793 762365 Office Hours
OR from Gloucester House, High St, Highworth
4 Lads From Liverpool
From London
From Liverpool
BUY A BED. . .SAVE A LIFE
GLOUCESTER HOUSE ADDICTIONS
REHABILITATION CENTRE

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Pop druggie in Swindon charity concert
8:00am Monday 4th April 2011

THERE was not a spare seat in the room when rocker Phil Spalding took to his guitar to raise money for the charity that saved his life.
Phil, 53, of Rodbourne, held a charity concert in Highworth on Saturday night to raise money for Gloucester House Rehabilitation Centre, where he turned in 2005 to kick his heroin addiction.
The crowd was also treated to a performance by Phil’s long-term friend The Who keyboardist John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick.
About 200 people attended the concert in aid of Gloucester House’s Buy a Bed, Save a Life campaign.
Phil said afterwards: “I used to do this when I was stoned or drunk and doing this clean and sober is a really scary feeling.”
“The centre was able to help me get a new life. I was dying when I went there. I have just about become brave enough now to start doing something like this. Many people who know me were very happy to help because they knew how messed up I was.”
He performed well-known favourites including True Colours and Hallelujah, alongside pianist and singer Anna Corcoran, as well as songs she has written.
John Bundrick, who has been part of The Who since 1979, played alongside Liverpool band Night Parade.
He said: “I am proud to have been asked to do this. I went to Alcoholics Anonymous, one day I saw a hand switch off a light switch and I haven’t drunk since. I have been sober now for around 15 years.
“Pete (Townshend) has been my saving grace, we are very close in an odd sort of way. We know when we look at each other when we know we are connecting.”
There was also a performance from Hannah Clive at the concert, which was held at Highworth Methodist Church.
Susan Tollington, centre manager at Gloucester House who helped and counselled Phil from the day he arrived at the centre, was watching the performance.
“More than £1,000 has been raised today which means we can sponsor some more clients through Gloucester House,” she said.
“We can give somebody a chance to get a new life.”
For more information about Gloucester House call 01793 762365.

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Thanks to all who supported our special concert which was promoted by a former resident.
The fund raising event took the form of a Mini festival at Warneford School, Highworth, on Sunday 5 December 2010.
Internationally renowned bass guitarist Phil Spalding has played on recordings by Elton John, Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue, Jo Cocker and Seal. He has also worked with The Who’s Roger Daltrey and has persuaded a couple of mates, John Bundrick and Simon Townshend, from the iconic rock band to give up their time to join him performing at a mini music festival at Warneford School Highworth,
Phil is a recovering addict who, five years ago, undertook a course of rehabilitation at Gloucester House. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the centre’s ‘Buy a bed … save a life’ appeal set up to attract funds to cover the cost of rehabilitation for those who do not have recourse to public funds and in appreciation of the help he received he now wants to use his contacts to help swell the coffers.

On the advice of Roger Daltrey Phil arranged for a small scale concert to be performed and promoted free of charge by some of his friends in the professional music business. These include ‘Night Parade’, an emerging band from Liverpool being promoted by former ‘The Who’ keyboard player John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick who also performed with them on the night. Other artistes were Simon Townshend (brother of ‘The Who’s Pete Townshend), Anna Corcoran and a collection of older musicians who perform by the name of ‘Space Odic Samurai’.
Phil successfully negotiated the recovery programme at Gloucester House. He is fully committed to a new life of abstinence from drink and drugs.
“It is possible to live today without recourse to the use of drink and drugs to solve problems,” says Phil. “My five years of abstinence have been nothing short of amazing.”
“The people at Gloucester House do amazing work and without them I wouldn’t be here today. Everyone deserves a chance in the eyes of God.”
“Gloucester House provides a service for a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise get the opportunity to turn their life around. I’m talking about people from the street, prison, hostels and other such places which result in dissolution and despair. This is a matter of life and death and nothing is more serious than that. It’s about inclusion not exclusion. We’re hoping that through our concert the ‘Buy and bed … save a life’ appeal will garner the attention that it undoubtedly deserves.”
Last month Phil celebrated five years of abstinence through the support given by Gloucester House and his on-going membership of 12 step fellowships.

Steven Slate Digital – John Rabbit Bundrick

March 26th, 2011

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“I love the FG-X. It’s fabulous. I take my studio on my tours with the Who, and I need this product to help with my songwriting on the ‘road’ and in the ‘Studio’ at home. It’s an essential piece of kit. You might as well add the VCC virtual console collection to go with it. Both Fabulous gear.

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(The Who, Bob Marley, Jethro Tull, Free, Johnny Nash, Crawler, the list goes on.

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IN HOPE FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS IN JAPAN – a message to to the WORLD

March 16th, 2011

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