Nazareth (UK)

Nazareth (UK)

Nazareth (UK)
November
28
Monday 20:00
Concert Hall

Nazareth (UK)

Scottish rock legend, that wrote itself into the history of rock with their fantastic album titled Hair of the Dog recorded and released in 1975 now on a great tour returns to the Ship to give a memorable concert.

Nazareth (UK)

"When  this  lot  hit  the  stage,  sparks  are  gonna  fly!"

At  their  peak,  Nazareth  were  huge,  selling  vast  quantities  of  albums  and  hit  singles,  pulling  in  enormous  crowds  to  their  shows  all  over  the  world.  Like  all  the  best  bands, Nazareth  came  from  humble  roots.  They  formed  in  Dunfermline,  Scotland,  and  played  the  Scottish  clubs  throughout  the  1960s  in  their  original  incarnation  as the  Shadettes.  The name  change  to  Nazareth  came  in  1970  and  in  1971  the  band  moved  to London  to  start  what  was  to  become  a  long  and  illustrious  recording  career.  

Even  with  the  passage  of  time  and  line-up  changes,  Nazareth  are routinely  hailed  as  that rare  thing  -  pioneers  who  became  legends  in  their  own  lifetimes. 2015  sees  them  back on  the  road  featuring  new  singer  Carl  Sentance  (Don  Airey  (Deep Purple)  &  Friends),  Geezer  Butler  (Black  Sabbath),  Krokus,  Tokyo  Blade  and  Persian  Risk), standing  proudly alongside  founder  member  Pete  Agnew  (bass)  and  long  time  band members  Jimmy  Murrison  (guitars)  and  Lee  Agnew  (drums).  

Since  Dan  McCaffertys  retirement  in  2013  due  to  ill  health  the  band  had  searched for  a  new singer  and  briefly  appointed  a  local  man  from  their  hometown  (Linton  Osborne) to the  role  but  this  didnt  work  out  to  everyones  satisfaction  so,  after  eight  months  the  search  was back  on. Then  they  found  Carl. Pete  Agnew  says "We  had  been  looking  at  Carl from  afar  for  some  time  and  very  much  liked what  we  saw  and  heard  so  we  asked  him  to  come  and sing  a  couple of  songs  with  us  in  the studio.  He  came  in  and  completely blew  us  away  in  the  space  of  half  a  song  and  was  offered and  accepted  the  job  right  there  and  then.

Carl  is  currently  touring  with  Don  Airey  (Deep  Purple)  &  Friends  and  takes  up  singing  duties with  Nazareth  in  April. As  that  witness  to  Carls  audition  said  

When  this  lot  hit  the  stage,  sparks  are  gonna  fly!

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