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Del Bromham’s Blues Devils
Saturday, 13 October @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Del Bromham is best known for his work as singer/guitarist/songwriter for the now legendary UK band STRAY.
Del made his first public performance at the age of 13 and two years later formed the band STRAY while still at school. The bands first album was released in 1970 and to date have 11 studio albums 3 live albums and a double dvd. Esoteric Records recently released a 5 cd box set titled ‘All in your mind’, in October 2017, containing the first 5 albums Stray recorded on the Transatlantic Records label, plus a selection of recordings from the BBC sessions.
In November 2017 Esoteric Records released a 2 cd set containing the 3 albums Stray recorded for the Pye/Dawn Records label. The 1984 ‘Live at The Marquee’ album was released April 2018.
Del still tours constantly with STRAY and recently performed a sell out show at London’s Borderline club as well packed houses at recent rock and blues festivals. Iron Maiden recorded the Stray song ‘All in your mind’ and took it to number 1 in the singles charts as the ‘B’ side of their song ‘Holy Smoke’. It also appears on their album ‘Best of the B sides’.
So what of his solo career which really began in 2004 when he was invited to accompany legendary American artist Leslie West on his solo European tour. This coincided with Dels first solo album, the blues based ‘Devils Highway’. The album never had an official release at that time, only being available at live shows and via his website. However following the success of his second solo album ‘Nine Yards’ released by Angel Air Records, Angel Air officially released The Devils Highway, which included 6 more bonus tracks.
Del Bromham and Leslie West have become good friends and Leslie asked Del to write a song with him. The result was a song titled ‘To the moon’ which Leslie included on his album ‘Unusual Suspects’ released via Provogue Records. The album was very successful and in fact was nominated for a Grammy award in the USA. Some critics had singled ‘To the moon’ as one of the stand out tracks on the album. The album had guests such as Billy Gibbons, Slash, Steve Lukather, Zakk Wilde and Joe Bonamassa, so Del was in good company!
Finally here is what The Encyclopedia of Rock had to say about him.
“In the late 60’s the first wave of guitar idols were usually Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, or Jeff Beck. Bromham’s work must be re-appraised as he clearly slipped through the net.”