Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Allan Holdsworth @ Inter Metro 2/19/2009

First of all I want to invite my fellow chasm filler. bloggers to post any material featuring this artist. Ozstriker I'm talking to you!

Allan Holdworth will be giving a class next Wednesday February 18th at 2:30 pm and will be playing live at the Inter Metro's theatre Thursday February 19th at 8:00pm.

"Allan Holdsworth (born August 6, 1946) is a British guitarist and composer. He has played many different styles of music over a period of four decades, but is now best known for his work within the jazz fusion genre.
Holdsworth's first recording was with the band Igginbottom on their lone release, Igginbottom's Wrench, in 1969 (which was later reissued under the group name of "Allan Holdsworth & Friends"). In the early 1970s, he joined Tempest, upon which the albums Tempest (1973) and Living in Fear (1974) were released during his brief time spent with the band.
Following this, Holdsworth worked with various popular jazz fusion groups and artists, including Gong, Soft Machine, The New Tony Williams Lifetime, Jean-Luc Ponty and, later in the decade, the progressive rock band UK."


  1. I've got some of his material for the third incarnation of the Lifetime and also the wonderful Nucleus album he played in, "Belladonna". Post 'em soon.

  2. Oh and he cut some great shit with John Stevens, before he became a top shelf wanker.

  3. Shiiiiit, I've got everything he's done!

    This is what my father raised me on. He's even got the I.O.U. LP that Allan put out on his own and sold at shows himself. Check out his older band Tempest -- they were really good.

  4. Allan only recorded Tempest first studio album. Ollie Hallsall replaced him as guitarist and vocalist on "Living In Fear".