The New Amen Corner have emerged in the last couple of years as perhaps the hottest band on the ’60s circuit. The band has an unrivalled ability to so perfectly recreate the sound and atmosphere of that momentous period over five decades ago when music sent good vibrations across the world.
The original Amen Corner was one of the biggest influences on the sixties pop scene to ever come out of Wales. Creating their own unique brand of music – a mixture of mod, psychedelic power pop, heavy horns, swirling Hammond organ and distinctive voice of Andy Fairweather Low – their power house live show made them one of the most exciting bands around at the time.
With million-seller hits including Gin House, Bend Me Shape Me, If Paradise Was Half as Nice, High in the Sky and Hello Suzie, they soon became a household name in the late ’60s. Unfortunately, due to the band’s premature demise at the end of 1969, the legacy of this truly great band had become somewhat forgotten.
The musicians of the New Amen Corner have a musical pedigree second to none and have been band members with the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, The Symbols, Jeff Beck, Alexsis Korner, Roy Wood, Robert Plant, Alvin Stardust, Ruby Turner, Mike Oldfield and Jaki Graham to name just a few!
The reputation that the band has built over the past ten years has seen them take the stage with such sixties icons as Wayne Fontana, Steve Ellis, Cliff Bennett, Mike Pender, Brian Hyland, Chip Hawkes, Tony Crane, Peter Noone, PP Arnold, Chris Farlowe and Mike d’Abo.