Great tour with Colosseum

Just returned home after a great tour with Colosseum, my album sold really well and i’m now performing solo gigs to promote the album more

Colosseum tour 2023

Dates are starting to appear for Colosseum’s 2023 tour, when these are confirmed I will be posting them right here


New Funk project starting February

Just before Christmas I met up with Chicago Hip Hop legend Jimi Polo at a Cocktail bar I was performing at, after having a jam on some blues we clicked and talked about working with each other of one of Jimi’s projects which is a Funk/Soul based band in the style of Vulfpeck/Chic.
Jimi send me some material that sounded great so i’ll be flying out to Croatia where he now lives to start work on the material in his studio in February, after which then we will put the band together which will hopefully include Greg Morgan and Peter Mason from our trio THR33 plus find a bassist, then tour the show!

Should be fun.

Great Review of Colosseum open air gig in Oldenburg, Germany

Review from NordWest Zeitung Newspaper – Oldenburg
That was a spectacular start to the Oldenburg cultural summer: the first two concerts drew around 8,000 people to the palace square. Started with the British band Colosseum. The ancient Colosseum in Rome is a ruin with great popularity. The musical Colosseum was also demolished - but this band is back six years later, popular as ever. This was proven by the start of this year's Oldenburg cultural summer, which the Colosseum turned into a great spectacle in front of almost 5,000 people on the Schlossplatz.
It was interesting to see what has developed from the British jazz-rock institution after the group said goodbye to the stage in 2016 and their founder, outstanding drummer and leader Jon Hiseman died in 2018. The tension at Colosseum erupted shortly after the concert had started: the band is fresher, more versatile and musical than it has been for a long time; the rarely played live opening song "No pleasin'" was just as powerful and precise, just like in the past and “completely different” – because the great talents of the musicians were given far more solo space than in the past.
New band members
The reason for the new, old direction of Colosseum is certainly also due to the new members of the band. Nick Steed (organ/piano/synths) and Malcolm Mortimore (drums) keep the sound of their fellow musicians, who love to improvise, together perfectly, while saxophonist Kim Nishikawara is always good for exciting solo interludes. "He's as good as our first saxophonist, the late legendary Dick Heckstall-Smith," said a weary Dave "Clem" Clempson after the show.
He was right to be exhausted, because the guitarist Clempson was assigned the role of bandleader and playmaker in the new Colosseum formation. This allows him to taking the freedom that his playing of the strings, strongly coloured by blues rock, always needed, but which earlier in the group was only allowed to flash briefly.
Emotional songs
Not to forget Mark Clarke. The bass player plays the solid one with his instrument and complex background for Colosseum's sometimes tracked compositions, on the Schlossplatz stage he was also enthusiastic and entertaining. And finally the man on the microphone: Chris Farlowe, the singer, who even at almost 82 years of age dares to play at every point of the musical scale. "A doctor? I don't have to!" he grinned.
The Englishman turns a song into an experience with his voice, and the blues in particular lives through him in Colosseum's work. In Oldenburg Farlowe proved his talent for soulful songs with his indestructible "Stormy Monday Blues" and the newly arranged "Need somebody".
Great enjoyment
Of course, Colosseum also had all those popular hits in the program, for which the band has been loved for decades. Some of the “Valentyne Suite”, “Lost Angeles”, “Rope ladder to the moon”, “Walking in the park” or “Theme for an imaginary western” had fresh arrangements, and the brand new one by Mark Clarke's daughter Paige sang "Hesitation" - the two hours of the cultural summer opening were a sheer delight. With this start, hardly anything can go wrong.
Von Klaus Fricke
NordWest Zeitung Newspaper

Colosseum 'Restoration' Vinyl

The long awaited Vinyl will now be available on the start of the September German tour

Rehearsal on the rig one, ill be takng with me

Rig i’ll be using for the European section of Colosseum tour

Moog Phatty Stage 2 Custom Synthesiser
Viscount Legend 70’s Compact Stage piano
Crumar Mojo Suitcase Organ

FX pedals: Mooer - Phaser, Flanger, Amp Sim and Digital delay


NEW ALBUM OUT SOON!! Check out video

Colosseum Restoration Promo Video

New Colosseum album release date

New release date of the new Colosseum album ‘RESTORATION’ will be 22nd April
Available on CD, Vinyl and Digital
Colosseum Restoration