Fans of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix should make sure they’re at The Brindley Theatre on Frdiay 8 June when his brother Leon presents a very special evening of music and memories.
During his hugely successful, yet short career, Jimi Hendrix managed to shape the future of rock guitar.
Throughout Jimi’s career, younger brother Leon was Jimi’s companion and for the first time in the UK, he is doing a theatre tour which will combine Leon performing, as part of an astounding band who will play all Jimi’s hits and more, as well as recalling his first-hand experiences when sharing in the recording, touring, Woodstock, and private life of a true rock legend.
Leon’s career has itself been a chequered one! He was placed in an orphanage when his mother died and his father proved unable to cope, on leaving it, he formed a band with his older brother. After the untimely demise of Jimi, he experienced a difficult period including drug and alcohol addiction and a spell in prison before becoming a successful musician in his own right.
But it is his recollections of life with his remarkable brother that will hold the audience spellbound. Not only will Leon talk openly about his life with Jimi, but in addition the audience will be given the chance to pose questions directly to Leon in a Q & A session. There will also be the opportunity for a ‘meet and greet’ with Leon after the show.
Tickets are £27.50 from www.thebrindley.org.uk and the Brindley box office on 0151 907 8360.