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Drive - Stepping Out (Cream Tribute Show)

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Stepping Out

Cream Tribute bands dont come much more authentic that Stepping Out, a five piece band from Essex who try and re-create that unforgetable vibe created by Clapton, Bruce and Baker in 1966, a sound that became the forerunner for the rock/blues explosion of the next decade. The band have no interest in simply being a "look-alike 3-piece outfit": the legendary music comes first, pure and simple, and the aim is to sound like the most influential blues/rock band to emerge in the UK, and with the excellent quality musicianship that comes with Stepping Out, you will be transported back to those heady psychedelic days of 1966,67 and 68 with such classics as White Room, Strange Brew, Sunshine of your love, I Feel Free, Tales of Brave Ulysses and many many more.

The band have built a solid reputation during their relatively short lifespan for accurate, punchy and faithful recreations of the unique Cream sound, and with all members citing the brilliant trio as their main musical influences, then its no wonder that Stepping Out are the band to see if its an original and vintage Cream experience you are after.

Featuring the brilliant Chris Campbell on lead guitar, who on stage wields an iconic Gibson Firebird in true authentic Clapton style, Erics trademark riffs, runs and phrases flow effortlessly from the fretboard with true power and fluency. No one who hears Chris in full flow can be in any doubt that they are hearing a truly class player in action. This guitarist is VERY good!

Spencer Pratten has the job of underpinning the overall sound with his rhythm and chord work and backing vocals, allowing the band to recreate the studio sound that three piece outfits are simply unable to do.

Drummer Paul Phillips, using a vintage 1964 kit is busy on the sticks providing those all important Baker-style fills for that big sound.

Tim Harvey is the bands bassman, an experienced player who manages to produce the iconic bass runs of the great Jack Bruce and is a huge part of the bands authentic sound.

The vocals are the job of big John Norman, a blues man also steeped in Cream history and influence.

Stepping Out play Cream the way it should be played, with power, an edge, and faithful to the groundbreaking style of Baker Bruce and Clapton.

Spencer came and had a chat, about thier forthcoming gig at Brentwood Theatre.

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Saturday 9th May, 2009, Stepping Out debut their fantastic Cream Tribute Show at the newly refurbished Brentwood Theatre. Tickets are available from the box office (01277 200305) priced £12 (£10 concessions) and are limited so get in quick!! For a night of vintage rock and 60s nostalgia, including a great psychedelic light show, dont miss this long awaited evening of musical homage to the godfathers of Britsh blues/rock...CREAM.



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