Fullhouse play Frankie Miller
WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019
Ray Minhinnett on guitar, slide & vocals
Steve Simpson on guitar & vocals
Gregor McGregor on lead vocals
Terry “Tex” Comer on bass & vocals
Andy Golden on drums
Frankie Miller, born on 2nd November 1949, raised in Brigton in the east end of Glasgow. Growing up with a passion for the Blues, rock n' roll and Soul music of the 60’s. Artists, who not only performed, but who were Songwriters, Artists such as Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Otis Redding and Little Richard. Frankie was intrigued from a very early age in the way that these ‘Artist/Writers’ structured and crafted their’ classic songs. If you are unfamiliar with Frankie Miller, simply check him out on YouTube. The first thing that will astound you is his incredible, Soulful Voice.
Rod Stewart a great Friend of Frankie’s, says of him, “He’s the only white Singer that ever brought a tear to my eye’................................
FRANKIE THE WRITER: As well as Rod, Elton John, The Eagles, Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, Cher, Willie Nelson, Paul Carrack, Etta James, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Travelling Wilburys, Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, The Everly Brothers and Ray Charles are just some of the other incredible - over one hundred and fifty in all - Internationally renowned Artistes who have covered and indeed, had Hits with Frankie’s great songs.
Now comes the exciting prospect of Frankie’s ‘Musical Legacy’ being reinvigorated. Some of this country’s finest musicians - all of whom have recorded, Toured and are long standing Friends of Frankie - are determined to help to perpetuate the Music of Frankie Miller, help it survive the test of time...
That Band are FULLHOUSE … Led by Ray Minhinnett on guitar, a founding member of the original Fullhouse with Frankie himself, and who has acted as Frankies’ MD for many years on both Live and Studio projects, including the latest Duets Album - ‘Double Take’ released last year on Universal Records. Ray toured extensively with the great man, playing on all his now classic Songs including their’ biggest selling Single 'Be Good To Yourself'- penned By FREE Bass Player Andy Fraser - 'Fool In Love', 'Ain't Got No Money' Guilty of the Crime, I’d Lie To You For Your Love, Jealousy, The Rock etc. Ray is joined in the New FULLHOUSE by Steve Simpson on guitar, formerly of The Frankie Miller Band, & Ronnie Lanes Slim Chance. Steve’s credits include playing on the Hit single 'Darlin'.
Terry 'Tex' Comer lays down the essential Cool Grooves on Bass Guitar. Tex played on Darling with Steve as a member of the Frankie Miller Band and is the only Band Member to have had a No.1 Chart Record in the UK and USA with ‘Ace’. Everyone remembers the great opening Bass Line On ‘How Long’! Tex also played with The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver.
Drummer Andy Golden, played on a couple of the tracks on the ‘Double Take’ album and he’s still here..... Formerly Skinman with Original Thin Lizzy Guitarist Eric Bell, Andy - with Tex - completes a Rhythm Section of ‘Exceptional Feel’, an essential ingredient for the Songs of Frankie Miller.
Now, should you be thinking, what about the most important element? The ‘Top Job’, The vocals! Rest assured. In superb Glaswegian Chanter - Gregor McGregor, we have all bases covered. Gregor was discovered by ex - UFO and Wild Horses Drummer Clive Edwards - an old Friend of Ray's - who saw/heard him singing along to Frankie who was playing on the Juke Box at the time In a bar in Glasgow. He sent Ray a video from his phone. Ray was suitably blown away, agreeing with Clive that this is as close a vocal delivery as you are going to get to Frankie himself while keeping his own Identity. Gregor, a huge lifelong Frankie Fan, already knew most of the songs too..
So if you like Black Stone Cherry, Like Broussard, Blackberry Smoke or The Expensive Wino’s, The Stones & Kid Rock. If you fancy a night out with Great Rockin’, Funky, Blue Soul Music, with a Pinch of Country thrown in for good measure, check out FULLHOUSE. A Great Set, a great Gig, with all the Great Frankie Miller Songs you want to hear. Songs penned by our ‘Unsung Hero’, one of the most Profound, Prolific and indeed, most important British Song Writers of the last fifty years - just ask Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John or Eagle Joe Walsh - on any World Stage. Come see FULLHOUSE, one of the most Soulful, Live Rockin’ Bands, on either side of the Atlantic...