Legendary drummer, Simon Kirke, graced New York City with his presence at the legendary venue, the Iridium Jazz Club. The show  Friday night was the last of three back to back performances, which showcased music from Bad Company, Free, and his own solo work. The highlight of the night was witnessing Simon Kirke singing with his acoustic guitar.

As a music fan and someone who had never seen Simon Kirke live I am glad my introduction was at an intimate performance. I walked away with a new found appreciation for blues music. The music draws you in and you feel the emotions while listening to the story that Simon Kirke and his band members are trying to tell you. The performance friday night showcased musicians playing from the heart, vibing off of each others energy, and all having their moment with their instrument as if they are all adding a piece to the story.  This is the essence of blues music raw emotion and spontaneity.

Missed the show? No problem! You can check out a live webcast of Simon Kirke’s entire Iridium performance on the link below.

http://iridiumlive.com/live-webcast

You can also see Simon Kirke live in concert with Bad Company who are celebrating their 40th anniversary. The tour, with Lynyrd Skynyrd, kicks off in June. Check out the official website for all tour and ticket information.

http://www.badcompany.com

Simon Kirke Band is:
Simon Kirke- Drums
GE Smith – Guitar
Jeff Kazee- Keyboards
Wilbur Bascomb- Bass

Simon Kirke online:
http://www.freewebs.com/simonkirke/

About The Author

Anya was born and raised in Donestk, Ukraine, and immigrated to NYC when she was 8 years old. In her early teens she discovered Power Metal and many artists from the European metal scene. Her passion for photography grew from her concert experiences. “There is nothing more exciting then capturing those small moments on stage that musicians have with their instruments.” she enjoys taking photos from the crowd and is not afraid to step into mosh pit to take photos of the fans in action. Photography has influenced Anya in other ways. When she’s not in the photo pit she can be found teaching preschool where photography is a big part of my daily curriculum. Photography is more than a hobby it is a passion, which allows her to combine all her interests into one.

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