St Paul’s Centre, Worthing presents The Crazy World of Arthur Brown at 7.30 pm tonight (Saturday February 21st) with Daniel Jeanrenaud – The Camden Cat and Matildaz in support.
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown celebrates 45 years of the massive worldwide hit Fire with a brand new live show including the legendary fire helmet and rock n roll theatricals.
Arthur Brown first came to prominence in swinging London in 1967, after spending some time on the Paris underground scene Arthur was quickly signed to Track Records at the instruction of The Who’s Pete Townshend and released the single Devils Grip, regarded by some as the record that gave the birth of Heavy Metal.
Arthur is best thought of for his 1968 Number one single Fire that still gets regular airplay all over the world and has been covered by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Die Krupps, The Prodigy and The Who.
Arthur’s next band Kingdom Come performed as the main act at the first filmed Glastonbury Festival in 1971 and in 1973 Kingdom Come was the first band to release an album using a Drum Machine.
Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickenson site Arthur Brown their biggest influence and in this Arthur’s fifth decade in music the fire is far from out.
Arthur’s most recent album Voices Of Love had major critical acclaim and Arthur received the Classic Rock magazine showman of the year award.
New Album Zim Zam Zim is out now following a successful pledge campaign that has shown incredible support for The God Of Hellfire 45 years after the release of his first hit single. Tracks from the album are being toured in 2014 / 2015 across the UK and Europe, alongside demonstrations of a new pioneering technology – a thought control helmet that enables Arthur to create music with the power of his mind!
St Paul’s Centre is at 55B Chapel Road, Worthing.