The Original Blues Brothers Band play Under the Bridge

Posted on 10 June 2013
By Joe Baxter
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Steve Cropper, the legendary guitarist responsible for performing on and writing some of the most famous songs of all time, will be bringing The Blues Brothers Band to Under the Bridge for a night of classic soul, blues and R&B.

Comprising ten of the most respected session players in the business, the band have one of the most enviable pedigrees of any blues and soul group performing today and deliver a spectacular live show packed with energy and heart-felt soul.

The Blues Brothers started life as a backing band for comedians Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi for a sketch on Saturday Night Live before gaining prominence in the follow up hit movie, which was released in 1980.

The original musicians were hand-picked by Ackroyd and Belushi, long-term rhythm and blues fans themselves, and guitarist Steve ‘The Colonel’ Cropper was at the top of their list.

Having first recorded for Stax Records in 1961 before joining Booker T. Jones’ group The MGs in 1962, Cropper has recorded and penned hundreds of well known songs including Knock On Wood, In The Midnight Hour and (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.

Lining up alongside Cropper is saxophonist Lou ‘Blue Lou’ Marini, who has been performing with The Blues Brothers since the beginning, and a collection of the most gifted session men on the scene.

Celebrating its two-year anniversary this June, Under the Bridge (designed by Jim Cafarelli, the architect also responsible for the legendary, Dan Aykroyd-founded House of Blues chain in the US) will host The Blues Brothers on June 29th.

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