COLD FLAME - musicians
Patrick Rowbottom - vocals, electric and acoustic bass guitars, recorder.
Rob Barnes - vocals, lead and acoustic guitars.
Phil Marke - drums & percussion.
Keith Bonthrone - vocals, drums & percussion.
Peter Cheetham - flute, vocals, sax, acoustic guitar.
Dave Conner - guitars.
Joe Orban - keyboards.
Formed in 1984 and based in Derbyshire, England, Cold Flame have established themselves over the years as a highly professional and exciting live music act performing original quality blues rock and folk rock music across the country as well as in Europe whilst releasing a number of acclaimed studio and live albums all of which remain available direct from the band. Cold Flame's original blend of electric and acoustic blues, rock and folk rock music continues to attract local and international radio airplay both in the UK, Europe, Australia and South America. During the last few years, the band have played many of the premier venues around the country as well as many music festivals during this time both as a headliner or support act to many premier UK rock and blues bands. They have also been equally at home in the more intimate atmosphere of the many regional blues clubs and smaller venues still promoting quality live music. Additionally, two members of the band have played and recorded with seminal English cult rock group Janus who gained several gold and platinum album awards in the 1970's on the Harvest record label. EMI have now bought the Janus back catalogue and remastered albums have been released recently. Cold Flame have been featured on Sky and terrestrial T.V. music specials and performed with members of the famous River Dance troupe. Apart from headlining indoor and outdoor venues across the country and in Europe, Cold Flame have supported numerous UK and American rock, prog and blues acts in the country including The Hamsters, Curved Air, Osibisa, Dr.Feelgood, Uriah Heep, Jon Amor Blues Band, Michael Katon, Solstice and Hawkwind.
Cold Flame have both individually and collectively featured and been responsible for major private functions throughout the Midlands and the North of England working alongside some of the top music promoters in the U.K. in both indoor and outdoor settings including major hotel chains, sports clubs and stately homes. Clients are numerous and these bookings have given the band the opportunity to perform in front of large audiences as well as actively support both regional and national fund raising campaigns. Cold Flame are very proud of their support for worthwhile charities which has realized thousands of pounds for many areas of the local, regional and national community. They are a band who have also had some experience of television and continue to be involved in radio concert and interview broadcasts.
Clients who have booked Cold Flame for both public and private functions have included the following...
High Peak, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Oldham and Tameside Councils
Barnardos, Children in Need, Marie Curie Cancer Research
Christie's, Tameside, Macclesfield and Stepping Hill Hospitals
The Alzheimer's Society, The MS Society
The Army and Territorial Army
Derbyshire, Greater Manchester Police Services
Derbyshire and Cheshire Fire Service, Derbyshire/Staffs Air Ambulance Service
Derbyshire Education Authority, The University of Derby, Keele University, Bangor University
Eden Valley Hospice, Cumbria, Willow Wood Hospice, Tameside
Leicester City F.C, Salford Rugby League Club
"Cold Flame are one of the more exciting dedicated original rocking blues bands performing live music today." [High Peak Radio]
"Rocking blues music of a consistently high calibre." [Derbyshire Times]
"Pat and Cold Flame have a professional approach in marketing band skills especially his skills as a performer, band leader and musician. This also the case with his onstage persona as he is able to connect with an audience and hold their attention. Looking forward to working with Pat and Cold Flame again in the future." [Lucas Campbell BJs Blues Club/Radio Presenter]
"Cold Flame have to be one of the best bands I have promoted in years and I put on over 150 bands a year. Absolutely mind blowing act. Real professionals and a great bunch of lads." [Neil Comber Yorkshire rock promoter] "Blues rock of a high calibre indeed. A good crowd was entertained with musical excellence and more feeling than you could shake a stick at. Brilliant night....." [Nick Whittaker 'Loud and Proud' Magazine]
"Please thank Cold Flame for their fantastic music and tell them they have gained a new fan. I have really enjoyed listening to the band's music" [Stan Graham BBC Radio York ]
"Powerful tunes, great vocals, one of the best unsigned blues bands around." [Radio Trent]
When not performing original blues, rock and folk rock music. Cold Flame are renowned as one of the premier Jethro Tull tribute acts in the whole of the UK with a five piece line up fronted by Ian Anderson lookalike and multi instrumentalist Peter Cheetham on flute, vocals and acoustic guitar as well as keyboard player Joe Orban. The Jethro Tull tribute show as performed by Cold Flame has seen the band play both across the UK as well as in mainland Europe for the last fourteen years and they have been featured on European radio stations as well as in the UK. During this time, there has been a strong link with Jethro Tull ex members with the band performing alongside Clive Bunker, Mick Abrahams, Glenn Cornick, Paul Burgess and more recently Tull guest musician and international violinist Anna Phoebe. Cold Flame have supported two Tull off shoot bands in Blodwyn Pig and Wild Turkey.
The current Cold Flame Jethro Tull tribute show can be either a one or two set performance. This is determined by negotiation between the band and the venue. Either way what Cold Flame deliver is a quality two hour plus showcase performance with material covering many of the quintessential classics that have made Jethro Tull one of the all time great classic rock bands. This latest show will be performed extensively over the next few months in both indoor and outdoor venues. Check out the band gig guide for all the latest shows. As with Cold Flame.s original music sets, all enquiries re booking the Jethro Tull Tribute Show can be made via the official band email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
"When they played for me in June 2012 they put on a really excellent show, and in my opinion must be regarded as one of the UK's top tribute acts. They entertained a near full house and gave them all a most enjoyable evening. I can certainly recommend Cold Flame to any promoter if they are looking for a tribute band to appease Jethro Tull die-hard fans. You, and they, will not be disappointed in their performance - you can be certain!" [Mike Prendergast UK Tribute Band Promoter @Gasto Promotions]
"We were all hoping for an enjoyable show at The Limelight Club in Crewe but we got a lot more than that. The standard of musician ship from all corners was very high indeed." [Dave Shepherd,BCB Radio Bradford]
"Love that Jethro Tull sound that Cold Flame capture ever so well" [Dan James Radio Wales]
"The five piece Cold Flame are recognized as one of the premier Jethro Tull tribute acts in the UK blending quality musicianship and songs with Pythonesque sketches of anarchic humour and larger than life personas and costumes.These are qualities you would expect to see from a Tull tribute and get them you do. Well worth seeing if you get the chance." [ Dave Rees/A New Day Magazine]
The Acoustic Cold Flame - When not performing electric shows, Cold Flame display their all round musicality in a line up that includes guitarists Patrick and Rob joined by fiddler Paul Newland and percussionist Vince Walton. The acoustic line up specialises in a lively mixture of English and Celtic acoustic and electric folk rock music. Violins, mandolins, guitars, percussion and vocals merge together in a heady cocktail that ranges from gentle ballads to rowdy foot stomping jigs and reels. Whilst original music is to the fore influences and music ranging from Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention to Bob Dylan, John Martyn and Del Amitri also feature. The acoustic line up perform throughout the High Peak and North west of England appearing on local radio stations , headlining regional beer and folk festivals as well as supporting many major music acts in England and more recently in Europe where they have performed at both indoor and outdoor folk festivals.
The Rob Barnes Band - As a recent offshoot of Cold Flame, The Rob Barnes Band features various members of Cold Flame working alongside occasional guest musicians in smaller venues around the north of England. Taking their name from Cold Flame guitarist Rob, the guys play classic rock and blues covers material from the '60's to the present day. For additional information on Rob check out his site see below. http://robbarnesmusic.wix.com/rob-barnes
COLD FLAME RECORDS Over the years, Cold Flame have recorded many original tunes both live and in the studio as well as the occasional cover. The band's 1999 studio album 'Stormcloud' led to a signing with EMI subsidiary label Peoplesound Records. The band.s most recent release in 2011 is an acoustic album - The Acoustic Collection. Cold Flame material is available in both studio and live CD format. As with many acts in the music business sole record distribution worldwide is now being handled directly by the band themselves through the official websites. See the website shop for all Cold Flame merchandise. To download some Cold Flame music check out the MySpace links and the download section on the main website.
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