Half Moon presents:

Kossoff: The Band Plays On

Terry Slesser & John Buckton

Half Moon - Putney, London

£15 Adv / £18 Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

THE stunning blues-rock music of Paul Kossoff, the lead guitar prodigy whose soaring playing lit up 1970s rockers Free, is coming back to The Half Moon, Putney, in October '19.

Kossoff, of course, died tragically young after a drugs battle aged just 25, but his music lives on with The Band Plays On, a band featuring Terry Slesser, the lead vocalist of Koss’s post-Free band, Back Street Crawler.

The Band Plays On play The Half Moon, Putney, on Sunday 27th October 2019 and will feature the very best of Free’s back catalogue and also Back Street Crawler’s two-album sojourn. The band’s name is fittingly also the name of BSC’s first album with Kossoff from 1975.

Highlights include Free’s world-wide hit and rock anthem “All Right Now”, “Fire and Water”, crowd pleaser “The Hunter” and “Molten Gold”, one of the first tracks Slesser and Kossoff played together with Back Street Crawler.

Line Up

Forty years on since Paul Kossoff one of Britain’s finest guitarists tragically passed away at the tender age of 25 in 1976. Singer Terry Slesser - the voice of Koss' critically acclaimed post - Free band Back Street Crawler, and close friend of Koss, is embarking on a 40 years celebration mini tour of UK remembering Koss' music and unique style of playing.

Sless & guitarist John Buckton, of whom Free/Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke has said " ..If Free were to reform, John would be my first choice as guitarist " are set to play a series of special dates featuring the songs of Back Street Crawler as well as classic Free numbers.

Mark Taylor from Sunderland..is Terrys' special guest on keyboards; Mark's CV boasts recording & extensive touring with Elton John {The One album/tour} Simple Minds, The Alarm, Sinead O'Connor, Echo & the Bunnymen.

Drummer, Clive Edwards of UFO, Wild Horses, Pat Travers will also be adding his considerable talent to the line up.