A special screening of the 2015 'Sunshine Of Your Love' tribute concert to Jack Bruce is to take place in London. Set for Monday 14th May 2018, the showing will be followed by a Q&A with some of the tribute’s contributors, including music director Nitin Sawhney, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Mark King and members of Bruce’s family.
The concert which took place on 25th October 2015 on the first anniversary of Bruce’s passing, saw a star-studded line up of world class musicians perform a moving musical tribute to the Scottish legend at The Roundhouse in London.
The tribute, musically directed by Nitin Sawhney, featured Jack’s Cream band mate Ginger Baker, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Joss Stone, Level 42’s Mark King, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, Uli Jon Roth, Hugh Cornwell and many more. This incredible line-up delighted the capacity audience with a stunning selection of Bruce’s songs spanning his entire career, from the pre-Cream days to his final album ‘Silver Rails’.
Recorded for posterity and presented in HD with surround sound audio, the unique event will receive its debut screening in the luxurious surroundings of the Curzon Mayfair on 14th May 2018. This is a particularly auspicious date, as it would have marked Jack’s 75th Birthday. The event kicks off at 6.15pm.
This exclusive screening will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Edith Bowman. This will offer audience members a unique opportunity to quiz many of the original tribute’s contributors, including music director Nitin Sawhney, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Mark King and members of Bruce’s family, about this wonderful concert.
Nitin Sawhney says: “I felt deeply honoured when Natasha and Margrit asked me to musically direct this wonderful tribute show to Jack Bruce’s fantastic body of work. Directing such a range of musical legends, who all came together to reproduce and perform the highlights of Jack’s work, was an enormously inspirational experience. Everyone was determined to rise to the occasion and bring their own special talents to make this an unforgettable night and a fitting response to one of rock’s greatest songwriters and icons. Thank you to all of Jack’s amazing family for the privilege of bringing such an important evening to life.”
This tribute concert is a fitting and lasting memory of the musical repertoire of which Jack was such a part. And of the man himself; often outspoken, volatile and impassioned, he retained the humble warmth and intelligence which marked him as one of the great musical personalities of our time.
A very limited number of VIP tickets priced at £95 (booking fees may apply) are on sale HERE. VIP Ticket includes a Royal Box seat, access to the Private VIP Reception, glass of bubbly, exclusive Jack Bruce merchandise package including tote bag, personalised event T-shirt, limited edition concert programme, and 2 x AAA passes for the after party raffle draw.
Priced at £17.50 (booking fees may apply), standard tickets are available via THIS LINK.
There are currently no further plans to release the footage, so this screening is the only occasion at which fans can watch this incredible live concert recording.
All profits from the screening will go to EACH - East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. EACH were also the beneficiaries of the original tribute concert, which raised them over £35,000.