ZGS2011: Warm-up with Albert Lee & The Hogan’s Heroes

Until Zagreb Guitar Show there will be few special warm-ups. First of them will be on March 22nd with country rock legend Albert Lee and his The Hogan’s Heroes.

Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar-players, needs no introduction to Country Music & Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world’s top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton.

In November 2002, at Eric’s request, Albert appeared at the star-studded Memorial Concert for George Harrison at London’s Albert Hall, and was featured alongside Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Eric Clapton at Eric’s 2007 Crossroads guitar festival. He is a member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and fronted the band at the O2 arena on the night of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert.

Albert is a Grammy award winning musician, whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers the world throughout.

This multi-talented band features some of the top musicians in the UK. Hogan’s Heroes was formed by their namesake Gerry Hogan over 20 years ago, specifically to back Albert. Their first gig took place in 1987 at Gerry’s annual festival for pedal steel guitar.

They have played together on a regular basis since that time, and as a result have become one of the tightest
units in music.

Their list of credits speaks for itself:

Gerry Hogan
Pedal Steel Guitar / Dobro / Guitar
Gerry has worked both as a studio and gigging musician.
Credits include: Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith The Everly Brothers, Dave Edmunds, Wet Wet Wet, Pulp, The Proclaimers, Jimmy Nail, Mott the Hoople and Matchbox.

Peter Baron
Drums / Vocals
Peter too has gigged and worked extensively in studios.
Credits include: Elkie Brooks, Lulu, Leo Sayer, Huey Lewis, Dave Edmunds, Geno Washington, The Three Degrees, Elaine Page, Sam Brown, The Bay City Rollers and Renaissance.

Brian Hodgson
Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brian has a background in songwriting and production
Credits include: Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Dave Edmunds, Shakin’ Stevens, Peter Sarstedt, Lonnie Donegan, Neil Innes, Sonny Curtis and Matchbox.

Gavin Povey
Piano / Vocals
Gavin is also a writer, arranger and producer.
Credits Include: Van Morrison, Sir Cliff Richards, Dave Edmunds, Kirsty MacColl, Shakin Stevens, Graham Parker, Dion, Steve Cropper and Kim Wilson.

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