Rock icon Steve Winwood continues to inspire with his soulful voice and authentic songwriting more than half a century after his debut. At his live shows Winwood touches on every period of his long and storied career, treating fans to favorites from his time with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith before going on to perform '80s solo hits like "Higher Love" and "Roll With It". A virtuoso musician who surrounds himself with one of the best backing bands in the business, Winwood never fails to do justice to do his beloved classics justice on his must-see tours.
Born to a musical family in Birmingham, England, Steve Winwood was performing music with his older brother and father by the age of eight. He immersed himself in the city's rhythm and blues scene while still in high school, and at age 14 he joined blue-eyed soul outfit the Spence Davis Group. He recorded several hits with the group before helping form prog rock outfit Traffic, with which he also had several hits. Winwood launched his solo career in 1977 with a self-titled debut album, and in 1980 he scored his first hit with the single "While You See a Chance" from the album Arc of Diver. He continued to release successful albums throughout the '80s, racking up several No. 1 singles including "Higher Love" and "The Finer Things". With nine solo albums under his belt and numerous releases from former projects, Winwood has plenty of classic material to draw from for his career-spanning sets while on tour.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"The strength of Steve Winwood's voice has not diminished one iota over the years. His band was as tight as lightning and the jam sessions paired with each of his tunes were INCREDIBLE!"
"His voice is still so soulful and amazing. His band is as tight as ever as they have been touring together for a while now. They like to indulge in extended, jazzy jams which give everyone in the band a chance to shine."
"A man of incredible talent, with an outstanding band. His voice is not that different from 40 years ago. Played a nice selection of old and newer. Well worth seeing."
Published Jun 23,2014 7:03 AM / Tara Hall
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