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August 22, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tap & Barrel,
13 Front St,
SUPERTRAMP – BREAKFAST IN AMERICA. A CAT CLUB presentation.
Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America (28 million copies sold to date).
In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’
He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!)
John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin.
He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist.
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