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Snowy White & The White Flames

Snowy White & The White Flames - Live Flames - 2007 - White Flames Records

Snowy White is one of a handful of classic blues-orientated British electric guitar players musicians whose sound technique and style has echoed the originality of the blues with the excitement of contemporary rock. At the age of eleven, he first heard the urban blues sound that had been emanating from the United States, - people such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Albert King, and was immediately aware that this was the music that he wanted to incorporate in his playing. He has developed his own style of ‘English ‘ blues, a combination of clear, clean blues phrases and harder edged riffs that are a recognisable feature of his very personal songs. © www.snowywhite.com

The English guitarist and vocalist, Snowy White is not a name that comes readily to mind when talking about great rock guitarists, and especially blues guitarists. He is probably best known for his connections withThin Lizzy and Pink Floyd . He also had an international hit with his beautiful "Bird Of Paradise" single in 1984. Check it out on UTube. In 1990 Snowy joined Roger Waters for a televised appearance of the Wall in Berlin. Here's a quote from Snowy about that experience - "Originally Eric Clapton was going to play, then maybe BB King, then Jeff Beck but in the end it was me and the other guitarist up on the wall. We spent two weeks in Berlin, it didn't rain all the time that we there except one shower. The night we did a rehearsal in front of an invited 3,000 crowd. On the actual night it was a 300,000 crowd. The fact that it was live on satellite drained the power on the night and our headphones which we need for the cues went dead. Ute Lemper came on and looked lovely in a white dress. She said to me 'What do I do?' I said 'That's showbiz'. For the TV transmission they were able to switch to a recording of the previous nights show. Roger told me 'That's probably the most frightening thing that's ever happened to me.' Now, Thin Lizzy and Pink Floyd" obviously don't need any promotion, but Snowy White, although he is not a complete unknown to the record buying public, definitely deserves a few more accolades, as he has contributed greatly to blues and rock music for nearly forty years now. Live Flames is the first live album by Snowy White and The White Flames. All the tracks were recorded on the White Flames UK tour in 2006. The album is a superb mixture of rock, jazz, and blues and is pure quality. One of the tracks, Peter Green's "Long Grey Mare" is given a great rendition by Snowy and his band. Buy Snowy's "That Certain Thing" album. Listen to his Blues Agency's "Change My Life" album. Check out Thin Lizzy's "Chinatown" album featuring Snowy on guitar. He also co-wrote the track "Having a Good Time" with Phil Lynott. Peter Green's "In The Skies" album also features some great playing by Snowy. There are lots more. This guy has so much to offer, it's incredible!


1. I'll Be Moving On
2. That Ain't Right
3. What I'm Searching For
4. Land of Plenty
5. Time Waits For No Man
6. Miracle I Need, A
7. Wintersong - Max Middleton/Snowy White
8. Emmerperirissa Express, The - Walter Latupeirissa/Juan van Emmerloot
9. Whiteflames Blues - Max Middleton/Snowy White/Walter Latupeirissa/Juan van Emmerloot
10. American Dream
11. Long Grey Mare - Peter Green
12. That's When I'll Stop Loving You

All tracks composed by Snowy White, except where stated. All tracks recorded on the White Flames UK tour in 2006


Snowy White (vocals, guitar)
Max Middleton (keyboard)
Walter Latuperirissa (bass instrument)
Juan Van Emmerloot (drums)


British-born blues/rock guitarist Snowy White first became interested in music at age 11, when he heard urban blues performers like B.B. King, Otis Rush, and Buddy Guy, and was inspired to create his own clean, hard-edged style of British blues. After moving to London in the early '70s, White spent the decade forging his sound and playing with like-minded artists such as Pink Floyd, Peter Green, and Thin Lizzy. In 1979 Thin Lizzy asked White to join them as a full-time band member; he did, touring and recording Chinatown and The Renegade with them. In pursuit of different musical directions, White left Thin Lizzy in 1982. Joined by drummer Richard Bailey, bassist Kuma Harada, and keyboardist Godfrey Wang, he recorded his solo debut White Flames. Its single "Bird of Paradise" became an international hit, reaching number three on the U.K. charts. Not content to be known as a singles artist, White rethought his approach to music. After deciding to focus on his guitar playing, he formed a touring blues band in 1986 with Harada, drummer Jeff Allen, and vocalist/guitarist Graham Bell. For three years the band toured and recorded, releasing Change My Life and Open for Business. In 1990, however, White's old friend Roger Waters offered him a supporting slot in his epic Berlin performance of The Wall. White performed a memorable solo during "Comfortably Numb" atop the 80-foot high Berlin Wall, alongside other guest artists like Van Morrison and Bryan Adams. Waters also called on White the following year to play with him at the Guitar Legends concert in Seville. At this point, White decided to re-enter the music mainstream, and recorded songs he had collected over the past few years. The result was 1993's Highway to the Sun, his second solo album, featuring guests like David Gilmour, Chris Rea, and Gary Moore. His next album, Goldtop, was a retrospective piece, covering White's work from the early '70s to the '90s. 1998 saw the release of Little Wing, recorded with drummer Juan van Emmerloot and bassist Walter Latapeirissa as White's new backing band; Melting followed a year later. © Heather Phares, All Music Guide

BIO (Wikipedia)

Terence Charles "Snowy" White (born 3 March 1948, in Barnstaple, Devon) is an English guitarist, primarily known for having played with Thin Lizzy (permanent member from 1979 to 1981) and with Pink Floyd (as a back-up player; he was first invited to join the band through Europe and the United States, in 1977, and during The Wall shows in 1980) and, more recently, for Roger Waters' band. He is also known for his 1983 solo effort "Bird of Paradise", which became a UK Singles Chart Top 10 hit single. White grew up on the Isle of Wight, completely self-taught as a guitarist, having received his first guitar from his parents at the age of ten. He moved to Stockholm in 1965 at the age of seventeen, spending more than a year there playing in a trio called The Train. In 1968 he purchased his signature guitar, the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. By 1970 he made his way to London and found work as a session player and as a member of Heavy Heart. During this time he was also to meet guitar legend Peter Green and the two would form a lifelong friendship (White later appeared on Green’s album In The Skies ). White had been recommended to Pink Floyd by Kate Bush’s former manager Hilary Walker, as they were looking for an additional guitarist for the live band on the “In The Flesh” stadium tour of 1977. White’s solo on “Pigs On The Wing,” although ultimately not used for the Animals album version (it appears on the 8-track version), was his very first time playing for the band (as David Gilmour did not require an audition). During the tour, White started off the show himself by playing bass on the song “Sheep,” as well as soloing during “Have A Cigar” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond part XIII.” Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham saw White play with Pink Floyd in New York City during the In The Flesh tour and approached him about joining Thin Lizzy in 1979. White accepted as he appreciated their more melodic approach to hard rock and felt their styles would be complementary. The collaboration with these two bands was very complicated; the invitation to rehearse the live show of The Wall for Pink Floyd happened at the same time he was invited to become a full-time member of Thin Lizzy, with whom he recorded/co-wrote their Chinatown and Renegade albums. White's connection to Pink Floyd continued in later decades. White was invited by the then former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters to perform in another take of The Wall, in 1990, by the ruins of the Berlin Wall, along with other guest artists. Also in 1991 for the 'Guitar Legends' concert, in Seville, and with David Gilmour as the guest on Snowy's 1994 album Highway to the Sun, appearing on the track "Love, Pain and Sorrow", with Gilmour playing his Fender Stratocaster which was recorded at Gilmour's houseboat studio The Astoria. Apart from guest appearances by Chris Rea, David Gilmour and Gary Moore, it also introduced two new Dutch-Indonesian musicians, Juan van Emmerloot (drums) and Walter Latupeirissa (bass and rhythm guitar). Kuma Harada also played bass and rhythm. White's next album project was entitled Gold Top, after his well-known Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Standard guitar. It features material in which White has been involved from as far back as 1974 right up to 1996, including two tracks from Thin Lizzy, jams from the Peter Green In the Skies session (with Peter on 2nd guitar), Al Stewart Live in Philadelphia (1974), and the only complete version of the Pink Floyd song "Pigs on the Wing" featuring White's original guitar solo. White has recorded five albums with his White Flames band. The first three were No Faith Required in 1996, Little Wing in 1998 and Keep Out: We Are Toxic in 1999. In 1999 White joined Roger Waters for his band's In the Flesh U.S. tour, which was so successful that, in the Summer of 2000, Waters again toured the U.S., this time recording a live album and making a film of the show. Once again, from February to July 2002 White toured the world with Roger Waters. Another White Flames album (as a three-piece), entitled Restless, was released in May 2002. Spring 2005 saw the release of a new White Flames album, entitled The Way It Is, with a basic four-piece outfit consisting of Richard Bailey (drums/percussion), Walter Latupeirissa (bass) and Max Middleton (keyboards). A DVD, 'The Way It Is...Live!' has been completed of the promotional tour. White is touring with Roger Waters in the current The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour since June 2006, having played in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and South America. He also performed with Waters at Live Earth.