Knowing he intended to launch the biggest tour of his career thus far, in 1989, Paul McCartney put together a regular band to take out on the road, and who would appear in various forms on his comeback album, ‘Flowers in the Dirt’.
Now after the recent special 2017 re-release of that album, band member Paul “Wix” Wickens has reunited some of the original band to play at Concert at the Kings.
And they’ll be joined by other musicians who have played with musical royalty over the years to give us a spectacular finale.
Wix joined Paul McCartney’s band in 1989 for McCartney’s 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt.
He’s Paul’s Musical Director and Keyboard player and has appeared on most studio albums since then and on all of the live Paul McCartney albums.
He has performed and recorded with many artists as well: Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Nik Kershaw, Edie Brickell, Tim Finn, John Kilzer, David Gilmour, and Bill Payne… too many artists to list.
Robbie joined Paul McCartney’s band for McCartney’s 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt.
Robbie McIntosh has legendary status among his fellow musicians. His career to date includes spells as guitarist with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, John Mayer, and Norah Jones. Robbie has played many of the world’s top festivals and venues. Among his numerous TV and radio appearances, Robbie was with Sir Tom Jones on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny BBC TV show on New Year’s Eve 2015. As a long-term member of The Pretenders, Robbie played at Live Aid in 1985 and on their top-10 UK hit, Don’t Get Me Wrong.
Hamish joined Paul McCartney’s band for McCartney’s 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt.
A member of Average White Band from 1972 to 1982, Hamish went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn. He wrote Atlantic Starr’s 1986 hit “If Your Heart Isn’t in It” and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross.
Gary Brooker MBE – founder, lead singer, pianist & composer of Procol Harum who this year celebrate their 50th year of performance. Gary has had solo albums and forays with Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman’s Rythmn Kings and Ringo Starr to name but a few, besides directing many big ‘Charity Bashes’ himself. This month sees the release of a Studio Album of new songs by Procol Harum “NOVUM” on Eagle Records.