Denny Newman is often called British blues best kept secret. Currently residing in Odenbach, Germany, Denny first achieved recognition with the 1980 pan-European hit “Lies (through the eighties)” for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the opening track on the bands’ album Chance. The chorus of the song was sampled in 2020 by rapper Logic for his hit single “Heard ‘Em Say” bringing Denny’s tune to a new audience forty years later.
Between these two Denny has been steadily building his profile, working with some of the finest blues musicians (Mick Taylor, Robbie McIintosh, Snowy White among others) and honing a song-writing style the quality of which sets him apart from many of his peers.
Now bringing his band back to the UK for the first time in a decade Denny Newman & Friends will feature the man himself alongside an array of fine musicians in an unmissable indulgence of original blues music from Denny’s new album “Reach Out, songs for Ruth Cape”.
Denny Newman The Denny Newman Band, SOS, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Robbie MacIntosh The Pretenders, Sir Paul McCartney, Talk Talk, John Mayer, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Max Middleton Jeff Beck, Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones), Chris Rea
Jeff Allen Stone the Crows, Snowy White, Mick Taylor
John Lingwood Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Roger Chapman, Elkie Brooks, Barbra Dickson
Scott Newman The Denny Newman Band, The Gourami
Mim Grey Brand New Heavies, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones
(Note – shows will feature a combination of these artists but not necessarily all, depending on availability).