Bryn Haworth

Bryn Haworth came to London from Lancashire in the late sixties to join "Fleur de Lys" a motown/ soul band which became house band for Atlantic Records in England.

When the band folded Bryn travelled to California and from there toured extensively in the US in various American bands, including the Jackie Lomax Band, and Wolfgang, a band put together and managed by the legendary Bill Graham, appearing on bills with such artists as Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Taj Mahal, Moody Blues and others.

1973 he returned to England and was signed to Island records where he made his first LP "Let The Days Go By." He recorded a further album for Island, ("Sunny Side Of The Street"), and then continued his career as a solo recording artist with A&M Records where he recorded "Grand Arrival" (in Nashville with J.J.Cale's producer Audie Ashworth) and "Keep The Ball Rolling". During this period he made numerous radio and TV appearances, as well as touring extensively in England and Europe supporting such artists as Traffic, Bad Company, Gallagher & Lyle and Fairport Convention.

He has been called a 'musician's musician' – a first class rock musician whose music has its roots in blues and r&b. He plays guitars and mandolin and is particularly recognised a remarkable exponent of the slide (or bottleneck) guitar, a technique derived from the blues. His is a more gentle and mellow approach than others which beautifully compliments his highly melodic songs. He has recorded with top musicians including Chris de Burgh, Joan Armatrading, Ian Mathews, and Gerry Rafferty. Amongst his latest sessions have been those for Gerry Rafferty on his latest albums: "On A Wing And A Prayer", "Over My Head", and "Another World" released on the Hyperion label in Jan 2003--listen out in particular for Bryn's slide guitar on the opening track 'All Souls'. Bryn also writes his own songs, and has had several of his own compositions recorded by other artists including Lulu, Sandy Denny, and Mary Black on her 1999 album "Speaking With The Angel".

In 1974 Bryn and his wife Sally became Christians and this powerful experience has brought a strong gospel influence into his music.

He now travels extensively performing concerts both solo and with a band and leading worship seminars and guitar clinics throughout the world in a wide variety of venues including concert halls, colleges, churches and prisons.

He has recorded further albums - "The Gap", "Pass It On", "Wings Of The Morning", "Mountain Mover", "Blue and Gold", "More Than A Singer", "The Bryn Haworth Band Live", "Slide Don't Fret" , "The Finer Things In Life" and "Songs & Hymns" the latter recorded at Fairport Convention's Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire in February '99.

His lastest album, Keep The Faith, is released on Bryn's own label, Bella Music. The title track Keep The Faith is a story about discovering music through listening to the radio. There is a love song, an instrumental, songs with an unashamedly strong Gospel message, and songs of equally unashamed enjoyment of life. Amongst the musicians are Henry Spinetti on drums, who plays with Eric Clapton and more recently is part Katie Melua's band, Dave Bronze, on bass, who has played with many of the Blues and contemporary greats including Eric Clapton & Eric Bibb; there's some great keyboard playing from Mark Edwards; and Steve Gregory and Raul d'Olivera provide a steaming brass section.  But if you're a guitar enthusiast, you'll be pleased to know there's lot of guitar on this album. Bryn will be touring to promote the album during Spring/Summer 2006.

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