© Sarah Tsang
Photos and Live Review by Sarah Tsang
Pat Travers Band just finished their first leg of their UK tour in October in support of latest album Can Do, which was released in July via Frontiers Records. Myglobalmind was lucky enough to have a presence at the Islington gig, here’s a few photos of the band live and a set list. The band will open it’s second leg of the UK/Euro Tour. The Euro tour will start out in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The Pat Travers Band features guitarist Kirk McKim, bassist Rodney O’Quinn and drummer Sandy Gennaro.
Oct 02: Dartford Mick Jagger Centre
Oct 03: Bilston Robin 2
Oct 05: Hartlepool Supporters Club
Oct 06: Blackburn King Georges Hall (Blues Festival)
Oct 07: Newcastle The Cluny
Oct 08: Reeth Buck Hotel
Oct 09: Cardiff Bogiez
Oct 10: Derby Flower Pot
Oct 11: London Islington Academy
Oct 12: Devizes Long Street Blues
Oct 13: Southampton The Brook
Pat Travers Band
PAT TRAVERS BAND – Can Do
“ ‘Allo, music lovers…, From the streets of Toronto, to the streets of London, now, here to kick your ass… The Pat Travers Band!!”
It’s early 1979, and the Pat Travers Band have just been introduced and subsequently recorded for what would become one of the slickest and hottest, live guitar-rock albums ever committed to vinyl. Live! Go For What You Know was a huge success on both sides of the pond, acclaimed by their musical peers, fans, and music critics alike. It was high-energy. It was electric. It was lightning in a bottle. The album, much like the Canadian musician himself, remains an influence for a whole generation of guitar slingers. This is the stuff that Legends are made of.
Toronto born Patrick Henry Travers has delivered one tasty release after another. From the powerhouse, rocking 70’s sound that launched his career, to classy melodic 80’s rock before a blues period in the 90’s, but Pat isn’t looking to the past for his musical future. The second decade of the new millennium shows that Pat and the Band show no sign of letting up and the future is safe in the eight hands of Travers, second guitarist Kirk McKim, bassist Rodney O’Quinn and longtime sticksman Sandy Gennaro.
“When I was contacted by Frontiers to record a new original studio album they asked me if I could create some music reminiscent of my earlier albums that were done in the U.K. and South Florida in the late ‘70’s/early ‘80’s.” says Pat. “What made those records different was that I was allowed the luxury of spending some time in the studio without any outside influences and that’s when I could get really creative. Frontiers let me have the time I needed to work on the songs and production. Also the beginning of 2012 was a particularly creative period for me and I believe I have written some of my best material ever for ‘Can Do.’”
From the streets of Toronto, to the streets of London, to the streets of the WORLD, now, here to kick your ass… The Pat Travers Band!!