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 WHO WERE 

THE KING EARL BOOGIE BAND ?

 

Introducing the musicians.....

COLIN EARL    ELECTRIC  PIANO, AND BACKING VOCALS.

Co-founder of MUNGO JERRY, Colin left to work with Dave Kelly, Pic Withers and John Dummer. He also played briefly with Graham Bond before going to the States to work with FOGHAT who toured extensively in the USA.   Listen to the piano on their recording of "Maybelline" and wonder why Colin's fingers didn't catch fire !   On returning to the UK he reformed the KING EARL BOOGIE BAND and has been touring ever since.
He recently (2008) guested with
FOGHAT while visiting the USA and proved live on stage that he could still hack Maybelline !

JOHN COGHLAN    DRUMS

John is one of the best known drummers in the Country, having been the powerhouse of the legendary rock band  STATUS QUO for twenty years.  He has played on 15 of their albums, including 11 consecutive titles achieving Gold or Platinum status.   After leaving STATUS QUO, John formed  THE DIESEL BAND with Micky Moody and Jackie Lynton. He now brings his drive and energy to the KING EARL BOOGIE BAND.  John also performs with his own band, JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO.


 Thanks to Susie Q for Info and photo

DAVE PEABODY     LEAD VOCALS,  ELECTRIC  GUITAR AND SLIDE GUITAR

Dave has been performing variations of the Blues, Jug Band music and R&B, in many settings since the mid 60ís.  He has worked solo, in duos, and with both electric and acoustic bands. 
Dave has toured and worked with many leading US Blues men
and has recorded prolifically, appearing on more than 40 recordings, including 9 solo albums.   His most recent triumphs have been accompanying DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE on their 2008 UK tours

Dave has THREE TIMES been voted Acoustic Blues Artiste of the Year. First in 1995 and then again in 2001 and 2002.   Eric Clapton only managed to earn it once, in 1996.

GORDON VAUGHAN    LEAD GUITAR  

Gordon is an eloquent guitarist with a real soul feel for his Stratocaster.   He joined the band in 2010 and bringis his distinctive soulful touch to the lead guitar spot.
GEORGE LESLIE CALVERT     BASS GUITAR AND VOCALS

Few people would argue that George Leslie Calvert ranks as one of the best bass players in the Country, he was a founder member of MIKE COOPER'S MACHINE GUN COMPANY and has played in many bands including ALEXIS KORNER, JONAH LOUIS, EDWIN STARR'S BAND and he spent an impressive 18 years with Ray Dorset's MUNGO JERRY BAND before joining the KEBB in 2000.   He also moonlights with  JASON MANNERS as well as CHEQUES IN THE POST and  THE KEITH ALLEN BAND.

 

ADAM PERRY    DEPUTY DRUMMER

Because John Coghlan is frequently committed elsewhere with his band "JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO" ; coupled with the fact that 2012 will be the fiftieth anniversary of STATUS QUO - and some reunion tours are possible; the KEBB have decided to appoint a "deputy drummer" to cover for events which John cannot attend.  They are very lucky to have found Adam Perry of THE KEITH ALLEN BAND who is a great stand in for John.

 

last validated and updated  03/01/2016