Remembering Gary Brooker

Proud to be working with G Live on Mon 4th December for a very special concert, which is being held to commemorate the life of Gary Brooker MBE. The celebration of the life of iconic vocalist and composer Gary Brooker, best known for his involvement with the legendary British band Procol Harum, will aid in raising funds for Gary’s preferred charities The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Cure Parkinsons. A host of well-known musicians will come together to celebrate Gary’s life, to include Paul Carrack, Eric Clapton, Mike Rutherford, Roger Taylor, John Illsley, Andy Fairweather Low and Mike Sanchez. They will be joined by a house band made-up of some of the best session musicians in the business; Dave Bronze, Henry Spinetti, Graham Broad, Paul Beavis, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Nikki Lamborn, Catherine Feeney, Olivia Keast, Geoff Dunn, Geoff Whitehorn and Josh Phillips. Compere: Alex Dyke. Gary’s voice and pianist skills were the single defining constant of Procol’s fifty-year international concert career. Brooker’s work will be remembered outside of Procol Harum too as he has collaborated with some of the best in the business. He played,

wrote and sang for Eric Clapton’s band and with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, toured with Ringo’s All-Starr’s, and contributed to solo projects for Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He can also be heard singing in the movie Evita as he was personally invited to be a part of it. Andy Locke, Venue Director at G Live said: “We are honoured to host this very special tribute to Gary Brooker MBE at G Live. Through his charity work, Gary was such a respected member of the Guildford community, and his invaluable contribution to the music industry is demonstrated by the calibre of artists who are joining us at G Live in celebration of his life.”