Nine Below Zero Live At The Marquee Tour 2018

Nine Below Zero Live At The Marquee Tour 2018

“Who knew this band was such a splendid live proposition? I certainly didn’t, but now I’ll be making plans to catch them in a headlining capacity. I’m only around 37 years late, but hey, I made it eventually.”God Is In The TV Zine

 After supporting UK legends Squeeze last year – and securing a reputation as “one of the best Blues bands around today” with their scintillating live performances –  Nine Below Zero have announced they will performing highlights from their iconic debut album ‘Live At The Marquee’ with an 8 piece band for the first time ever this spring.

In 1980, newly formed Nine Below Zero released their first record ‘Live At The Marquee’, launching them on a career path that would see them become one of the most popular British Rhythm and Blues act of the time – warranting regular TV performances on The Old Grey Whistle Test and The South Bank Show, as well as support slots with The Who and The Kinks.

During this upcoming spring tour they’ll be playing classic tracks from ‘Live At The Marquee’ such as ‘Homework’, ‘Riding On The L&N’ and ‘The Hootchie Cootchie Coo’ – now with added trumpet, saxophone, keys and female vocals to create an exciting new Nine Below Zero Big Band sound. Audiences can also expect to hear other key tracks such as ‘11+11’ from ‘Third Degree’ album and ‘It’s Never Too Late’, co-written with Squeeze founding member Glenn Tilbrook.

“Superbly executed, highly infectious” – Record Collector

Speaking about how he feels the Live At The Marquee tracks work as an 8 piece, founding member, lead vocalist and guitarist Dennis Greaves said: “We couldn’t afford brass and keyboards back then, so the harmonica had to do it all but now it really does sound like a big band!  It’s as if it was meant to be.”

Nine Below Zero are:

Guitars / Vocals: Dennis Greaves

Harmonica/ vocals: Mark Feltham (Named Harmonica Player of the Year at 2016’s British Blues Awards)

Drums: Mickey Burkey

Bass: Ben Willis

Vocals: Charlie Austen

Keyboard: Andrew Noble

Saxophone: Chris Rand

Trumpet: Paul Jordanous

Nine Below Zero can be seen at The Atkinson on Friday 27 April from 7.30pm.Tickets are on sale now for £16.50 online at, over the phone 01704 533333 or over the counter during opening hours.

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Nine Below Zero -At The Marque Tour
Friday 27 April

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The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


Find out about Sefton’s heritage with amazing tales of the sea, Red Rum, Dan Dare and Motor racing in the Museum and then ‘Discover Ancient Egypt’   in our Egyptology Gallery, this remarkable collection of archaeology was  discovered by Mrs Goodison from Bootle and until 2015 had not been seen for over 40 years.


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Posted on 6 February 2018 under General news

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