Songs Of Rod Stewart
A show by Rod Stewart’s former musical director and guitarist Jim Cregan for 2 decades, featuring his band Cregan & Co
Best known for his work with Rod Stewart, Jim co-produced, co-wrote and was Rod’s musical director for nearly 2 decades.
His songs have also been recorded by Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Russel Watson amongst many others, and he has played on stage with guitarists Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Pete Townsend and Chuck Berry. Oh yes and Tina Turner, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Katie Melua to name a few!.
He has received over 40 gold & platinum records to date, and his guitar solo on Cockney Rebel’s “Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)” still sounds alright!
Ben Mills (Vocals/guitar)
Ben was awarded a platinum album for his debut release which
charted at number 3 in the official UK album charts. Equally at home on both guitar and piano he has
worked with musical legends Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow, written songs with Mark Owen (Take That). In 2006 Ben reached the final of The X-Factor alongside Leona Lewis, winning accolades from Simon Cowell for his gravelly, soulful voice. Ben has his own band and performs all over the world.
Harry James (Drums)
Best known for his work with ‘Thunder,’
Harry James is one of the best-loved drummers on the rock circuit. With over 40 years’ experience of performing live harry is renowned for his distinctive and powerful playing style and rapport with the audience. Harry proudly occupies the drum stool for ‘Magnum,’ who maintain a busy recording and touring schedule. He can also be seen with ‘Snakecharmer’ featuring Micky Moody, Neil Murray and Laurie Wisefield.
Pat Davey (Bass)
A master of both electric and upright bass, Pat is always in demand as a
session musician and live performer. He has toured the world with The Tom Robinson band, Zoot Money, Jason Rebello and Rumer, as well as jazz greats like Ronnie Scott, or vintage rockers like pianist Roy Young. Pat has lectured at the Bournemouth College Of Music and is at home with all styles. His contribution to Cregan & Co is enormous, with his effortless groove and superb musicianship.
Sam Tanner (Keyboards)
Sam is often described as Rock’s finest piano player and has worked with many of its greatest names, including Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey (The Who), the faces, Jeff Beck, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), John Lodge (Moody Blues), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and Paul Carrack. Sam is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and is the front man of new uk-based funk-soul band “Brother Strut”, who receives 10/10 reviews from Blues & Soul Magazine, with a debut album that has topped the iTunes chart.