Live music: Egypt at Hope Tavern

Egypt play The Hope EMN-150818-072915001
Egypt play The Hope EMN-150818-072915001

This week’s Blues Session at the Hope Tavern features rock/blues band, Egypt.

With a background of experience almost unequalled since the 60s, this trio emerged back in 1989 when they joined Tony McPhee as part of the legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs.

The trio are Alan Fish (bass), Eric Chipulina (guitar) and Peter Correa (drums).

From the 70s when they were supporting acts such as David Bowie, the Kinks, The Who, Beatles and Stones in the far east, it is now coming up to nearly two and a half decades on the road.

From the very beginning, Egypt has built up a reputation as a hard working live band and have never stopped gigging for more than a few weeks at a time since then.

Their music is sourced from different genres, past projects, etc and the result is an eclectic mixture of progressive rock and older styles, along with several other things including 70s pop rock and North African and Andalusian influences - hence the name Egypt.

Egypt play the Holton le Moor venue this Sunday, August 23.

The show starts at 4pm and the door charge is £8.