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Robert C. Brookes & The Desperate Dan Band

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Robert C. Brookes & The Desperate Dan Band - What You See Is What You Get! - 1995 - Jookmedia

The Desperate Dan band are a hard-working six-piece outfit who have travelled the length and breadth of the UK for the last eight years. The most recent line-up of the band consists of: Robert C. Brookes on vocals and harmonica, Roy Sudan on guitars, Johnny Wigg on fiddle and mandolin, Fraser Wigg on keyboards, Jim Bryan and Dave Clarke on bass guitar and Justin Hildreth and Bill Footman on drums. The members of the band have worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Robin Goodridge (Bush), and Miller Anderson (Spencer Davis, Keith Hartley, Donovan, T Rex etc). The band gigs on a regular basis as a trio consisting of Robert C. Brookes, Jon Wigg, & Roy Sudan. Roy is a relative newcomer to the band bringing some fresh feel to the party. There is a new album out recorded live at The Old Blue Coconut Club in Pulborough (those of you not familiar with the place should check it out - every Monday) called "Unplugged, Unhinged & Almost Live!". © http://www.desperate-dan-band.com/biog.html

Robert C. Brookes & The Desperate Dan Band band's line ups have included at various times artists like Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Robin Goodridge (Bush), Nigel Glockler & Doug Scarrat (Saxon) Terry Popple (Snafu &Van Morrison) and Miller Anderson (Spencer Davis, Keef Hartley, Donovan, T Rex). The album features previously unreleased songs recorded at Black Barn Ripley Surrey & Riverside Studios Littlehamton, West Sussex, England, and also some re-mastered recordings from earlier albums. Mastered at Master Rock Studios Kilburn London England. Robert C. Brookes also plays with The Three Tenors Of The Blues band - "Eight years ago in a small south coast pub the greatest of the 60’s iconic singers Chris Farlowe was booked to play after some 35 dates back to back in Germany. The voice that gave us the number one single ’Out of Time’ penned for him by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, ’Hand Bags and Glad rags’ The man responsible for making this happen was none other than Miller Anderson whose appearances at just about every venue on the planet including ’Woodstock’ have made him a legend. It was also Miller who was also responsible for the phone call inviting Robert C Brookes of The Desperate Dan Band to sit in. That was the first time and ever since then the meeting of these three great singers occurs at least once a year and with the help of The Desperate Dan Band they grace the Ropetackle Arts this December. This promises to be one hell of a party! Don’t miss it. Get your tickets early!" @ http://www.jookmedia.co.uk/threetenors.htm © BritEvents.com 2011/2012 The Three Tenors Of The Blues The Grand Victorian Hotel Worthing Whats on in Worthing Sussex

This is the kind of band who play great straight-up soulful blues and Rock 'n' Roll without very much recognition from the media. Some of these musicians have been on the road for many years and are very talented and experienced. They deserve better. This is a good compilation album from this neglected outfit. Try and listen to the bands' "A Little Black Magic" and "There's A Lot Of It About" albums, and maybe think about buying an album.

" In this world of super hype it's too easy to feed you a pack of lies. So no bullshit. Let the music speak for itself! What you see is what you get." - Robert C. Brookes & The Desperate Dan Band.


1. Let it Roll (a)
2. Touch Too Much (a)
3. Driving Too Hard (a)
4. Good Morning Blues (b)
5. China Cup (a)
6. Tear it up/My Babe (c)
7. Trying To Get To You (a)
8. Wild About You Baby (a)
9. D'fer (a)
10. Crossed (d)

Recorded at Black Barn Studio, Ripley, Surrey (a)(b)(d) : Recorded at West Park Studio, Littlehampton (c) : Engineered and produced by Robin Black (a) : Engineered by Chris Mainsbridge (c ): Produced by Chris Mainsbridge and the band (c)


Bob Brookes Vocals, Harmonica
Roger Adams Guitar (a)(b)(c)
Paul Watson Bass (a), Acoustic Guitar (d)
Julian Scott Bass (b)
Jim Bryan Bass (c)
Steve Kelly Sax (a)
Nigel Glockler Drums (a)
Justin Hildreth Drums (b)(c)
Mike Smith Keyboards (a)
Dave Formula Keyboards (b)
Tim Jupp (Delirious) Piano (c)
Stella Golds backing vocals (a)