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The Nimmo Brothers

The Nimmo Brothers - New Moon Over Memphis - 2003 - Armadillo

The Nimmo Brothers from Glasgow, Scotland are two of the most talented and exciting modern blues guitarists on the European circuit. At the British blues connection awards 2002 they won awards for best UK blues album and best UK blues band. The band have constantly sold out concert venues throughout the UK, Europe and the US. The brothers began playing as the popular Blackwater Blues band in the late 1990s, releasing a popular album called ‘Breaking out the Blues’ full of great blues tracks showcasing the brothers' influences which include musicians like B.B King, Eric Clapton, Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, and Free. Even today, Free remains Alan Nimmo's favourite band, and Paul Rodgers his favourite vocalist. In 1998 the Nimmo Brothers released their first album, "Moving On". 'New Moon Over Memphis' is the band's first acoustic album, featuring the beautiful John Hiatt song 'Feel Like Rain', and Andy Fraser & Paul Rodgers' "Be My Friend", but the album also focuses on the remarkable vocal and songwriting talents of The Nimmo Brothers. Speaking about the album, Alan said that, "On that album we have a good pal of ours called Mark McGee who played the saxophone solo, so Mark, myself and my brother would go out in Glasgow as a trio sometimes and do some acoustic stuff, and then Stephen and I got to writing some stuff and we wanted to do something more raw and naked. Literally, that’s all that album was, two or three guitars showing warts and all. It was a brave move but I thought it turned out really nice. We did a little bit of touring and it was really sweet to do that. It was nice to go out for the night with no pressure, not having to look after the band. We always found it very relaxing, just the two of us travelling in a car. That was really nice". "New Moon Over Memphis" is a great unplugged album with some brilliant blues, soul, country rock, and even a few Celtic rock touches. Buy the band's great "Live Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow" album and promote great blues rock [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 85.9 Mb]


1. New Moon Over Memphis 3:20
2. Too Late 3:59
3. I You Need Me (Just Call My Name) 3:07
4. Every Time You Smile 4:43
5. Buttercup 2:16
6. Feels Like Rain 5:22
7. Do You Know 4:02
8. Hard To Be Alone 4:14
9. Never Lose Your Faith 3:55
10. By My Friend 4:08

All songs composed by The Nimmo Brothers except "Feels Like Rain" by John Hiatt, and "Be My Friend" by Andy Fraser & Paul Rodgers


Stevie Nimmo, Alan Nimmo - Guitar, Vocals
Lindsay Coulson - Bass
Dave Raeburn - Drums
Mark "Deke" McGee - Saxophone
Fraser Spiers - Harp


Over the past decade and a half, Stevie and Alan Nimmo, as The Nimmo Brothers, from Glasgow, Scotland have proved themselves to be one of the most respected exponents of modern blues the UK has seen since the blues boom of the 1960’s. Firstly in the guise of The Blackwater Blues Band with their debut album ‘Breaking out the Blues’ showcasing an incredible energy and talent in ones so young; Alan was just 19 at the time! 1998 saw the first Nimmo Brothers album ‘Moving On’ with a more varied collection of songs than their previous offering, giving an insight into the strength and power of the Nimmo Brothers arrangements yet to come. Come they did in 2001 with ‘Coming Your Way’, marking the beginning of a hugely successful relationship with Armadillo Music. This album not only captured the true spirit and energy of the Nimmo Brothers but also showed a level of song writing maturity. It was with this batch of songs that the Nimmo Brothers found themselves catapulted to the forefront of the British and European blues scenes – winning best UK blues album and best UK blues band at the 2002 British Blues Connection Awards - as well as headlining festivals and leaving sold out signs in the windows of clubs throughout the UK and Europe. 2003 was time for a change of pace and the brothers achieved this with their acoustic album ‘New Moon over Memphis’; a beautiful and highly emotional recording which focused on the vocal and song writing talents of The Nimmo Brothers. When they first showcased this new material at the Low County Blues Bash in Charleston, South Carolina they were given two consecutive standing ovations by the audience, who were genuinely moved by the power and honesty of the songs they heard. One observer was the US blues artist Debbie Davis who immediately invited the guys to join her on stage that night at her own show. In 2006, after a period where the brothers had concentrated on various solo projects, Armadillo released their ‘Live’ album; recorded in 2003, at The Cottiers Theatre, in their home town of Glasgow. The Nimmo Brothers were back with a bombardment of new killer songs, touring the ‘Live’ album with dates in the UK, Ireland and Europe. In 2009 The Nimmo’s dusted down their amps and hauled out their treasured Les Pauls and Strat’s to promote ‘Picking up the Pieces’ and once again become THE BAND to be reckoned with on the blues scene. Musically stunning, they never fail to impress audience after audience with their show. The Nimmo Brothers have recently been in Austin, Texas, recording a new CD for release in Spring 2012. Sounding stronger and more powerful than ever, The Nimmo’s played and recorded with three top Austin musicians, Bill Whitbeck, bass player with Robert Earl Keen; Jimmy Pettit, bass with Joe Ely, The Flatlanders etc; also joining them on drums, the long time Eric Clapton collaborator and band member, Jamie Oldaker. © Armadillo Music Ltd 2007 http://www.bluearmadillo.com/artistpage.php?artist=16#


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w if needed is aoofc

Danneau said...

This is a gas. I've been dealing for a decade or so with a guy who runs a cheese/specialty food shop who is the only local (?) who seems to know who Lonnie Mack is, and says he played for a band in Scotland that opened for Jeff Beck once. It's a good tale, but I never buy the haggis. Thanks for this.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Danneau. Obviously an overdose of Glenfiddich!..Thanks, & TTU soon...P