Half Moon presents:

Kossoff: The Band Plays On presents Terry Slesser’s BACK STREET CRAWLER


Half Moon - Putney, London

£25 Adv / £28 Door (FULLY SEATED SHOW)
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$33.76 + $3.38 s/c

Terry Slesser, one of the country’s finest rock and blues vocalists, performing in tribute to his bandmate and friend the late, great Paul Kossoff - one of the greatest rock blues guitarists of all time.

Celebrating Paul Kossoff’s entire career, the show features songs from his early days in FREE (including rock classics ALL RIGHT NOW, WISHING WELL, FIRE AND WATER etc.) through to songs from BACK STREET CRAWLER, the band Kossoff formed alongside Terry Slesser.

Terry Slesser remains both a star and a master craftsman. As Paul Kossoff’s close friend and vocalist of choice, he has every right to sing every song performed by this band. Terry has assembled a great team of musicians to willingly assist him in keeping alive the memory of Paul Kossoff.

The band also features:

Drummer Clive Edwards, whose resumé includes UFO, Wild Horses, Uli Jon Roth, Pat Travers. Guitarist John Buckton is relatively unknown in comparison to his band mates, but was recently reviewed as “one of the very best guitarists in British rock blues today, with a style that’s tasteful and subtle, yet which wails with true blues aggression”. SIMON KIRKE himself has already said that were FREE ever to reform, John would be his choice.

This is no two-bit collection of raggle-taggle pub-rock wannabes playing cover versions. This an authentic supergroup, and to all intents and purposes a direct continuation of BACK STREET CRAWLER.

This is a fully seated show

Line Up

Renowned vocalist Terry Slesser has put together a fine ensemble of high-calibre musicians to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff (best known for one of the most memorable guitar solos of all time featured on Free’s classic hit All Right Now).

Billed as ‘Kossoff - The Band Plays On’, this is not a covers band or 'tribute' act as Terry performed alongside Kossoff in post-Free outfit Back Street Crawler.

This new series of dates will feature rarely-played highlights from the Back Street Crawleralbum Second Street alongside other numbers from Back Street Crawler’s back catalogue (and of course some choice Free tracks).

Frontman Terry Slesser sure knows how to captivate an audience. Aside from his amazing vocal ability (the reason Kossoff chose Terry to to front his band), he's got some seriously entertaining anecdotes in his armoury which are all delivered with style and panache.

This is a revealing insight into songwriting, recording and life on (and off!) the road. Terry’s shared experiences of working, touring and living with Koss truly differentiate this show from being a mere tribute act.

Guitarist John Buckton has the Kossoff sound down to an absolute tee and that's no huge surprise when you consider that Free drummer Simon Kirke has said:..

"If Free were to reform, John would be my first choice as guitarist."

Buckton, has captured the soul and rawness of Koss' playing.

Paul Kossoff had his own unique style and it lives on in John Bucktons' fretboard.

Also included in the line-up is powerhouse drummer Clive Edwards formerly of UFO, Wild Horses (alongside Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain), Uli Jon Roth Band and the Pat Travers Band .

The line up is completed with highly revered keyboard player Mark Taylor (Simple Minds, The Alarm , Elton John) and the inimitable John ‘Rhino’ Edwards (Status Quo) on bass guitar.

Paul Kossoff was revered by music fans and fellow musicians alike and his personality shone through his performances.

All of this is brought to life in a show of sheer quality which pays homage to the highly talented and much missed guitarist.

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