We are delighted to be bringing the God of Hellfire to Esquires for his debut performance at the venue!
Arthur Brown is synonymous with his 1968 hit “Fire” and the Hammond-driven “Crazy World” line-up which spawned it. However, in 1970, he returned with a new project: the prog-festival freak-show Kingdom Come followed by a varied solo career. Those initial four band albums, by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and by Kingdom Come are now considered psych rock classics.
Best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances and his powerful, wide- ranging operatic voice. He has been a major influence on a wide range of musicians due to his outstanding vocal ability and wild stage persona and concepts. He is considered a pioneer of shock rock and progressive rock and influential on heavy metal music. An associate of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Frank Zappa, Hawkwind, Klaus Schultze and Alice Cooper, his countless collaborations include The Alan Parsons Project, The Stranglers and The Prodigy.
His best-known single “Fire” hit number 1 in the UK singles chart and Canada, and a number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album “The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown” had top ten success on both sides of the Atlantic.
Arthur shows no signs of stopping or slowing down and continues to record and release hugely inspiring music, including his most recent release “Long, Long Road” (2022) and the launch of his new multi-media show “A Human Perspective”.
We are promised a full evening of ‘psychedelic individuality, ingenuity and madness.’ Featuring great musicians, iconic dance, stunning visuals, and sonic adventure. Come dressed as elaborately, creatively, flamboyant or low key as you feel….
Tickets are £20 each, on sale from 10am, 14th February 2024.
In association with the Arts Council, a limited number of tickets for this event will be available for just £5 to individuals who consider themselves on a low income or who are struggling with increases in the cost of living.