7/13/11

HENRY MCCULLOUGH TO APPEAR AT THE FEST FOR BEATLES FANS, AUGUST 5-7, IN CHICAGO


Legendary guitarist who played with Wings, Joe Cocker, the Grease Band available for interviews in advance of Fest



Henry's video of his song Failed Christian.

Henry McCullough will be one of the featured artists at the Fest for Beatles Fans, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, in Rosemont, Illinois, USA Chicago, this August 5-7. The hotel phone is 847-696 -1234. Also appearing are Peter Asher, Joey Molland, and Mark Hudson. Admission for all three days are 96.00. One day rate for Friday, August 5 is $30, Saturday or Sunday's admission is $45. Other pricings, including combo days and for children, can be found on the web site, http://www.thefest.com/. For more information on The Fest, please call 866-THE-FEST between 8 and 4PM Chicago time.

Henry McCullough's new album, UNFINISHED BUSINESS is a tribute to the people Henry's worked with as it includes songs he played on with Wings, Frankie Miller and Ronnie Lane. It is a roots-inspired working, combining folk, British blues rock, and party sounds. The album features a number of originals, including "Failed Christian," that Nick Lowe recently covered on his DIG MY MOOD album. There is also a Johnny Cash/Jean Shepard/George Jones classic called "I'd Rather Die Young" from the 1950s.

Born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland in 1943, he took up the guitar as a boy and was playing in the Irish show band. As the British rock and blues scene developed in the 1968, he moved to London where he met Joe Cocker and the Grease Band.

As a member of the Grease Band, he supported Joe Cocker at Woodstock, with a highlight performance of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends." Then the Grease Band went on its own. Henry speaks at the end of "Money" on Pink Floyds DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. He's worked on albums by Marianne Faithfull, Roy Harper, Ronnie Lane, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon, and Spooky Tooth.

In the the late 1980s he moved to Poland and toured there. Returning to Portstewart in the early '90s, Henry worked in the local music scene, returning to Poland, in 1998, for an album release, BLUE SUNSET and more tours. Henry lives in Northern Ireland these days.


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