14th January is only a week away and is the date of Empty Rooms Promotions first gig of 2011 and it’s becoming a regular start with Kevin Montgomery and this year with a band. Originally it was billed as a 10th Anniversary tour with his band The Roadtripper but unfortunately at the last-minute Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin, both ex of The Mavericks, have pulled out, leaving Kevin with the dilemma to either cancel the tour or to go ahead with a re-arranged band. Fortunately on Boxing Day and with a few days to go he called in a few friends from across the water to fly over, rehearse and get out on the road.
Kevin’s background is steeped in musically history he was brought up in Nashville in Music Row and both his parents were prolific in music of the time, from country to the birth of Rock n Roll. Bob Montgomery was associated with Buddy Holly having co written some of his classic, Heartbeat, Wishing, Down the line, then later writing Misty Blue and Back in Baby’s Arms a big hit for Patsy Cline. Meanwhile his mother Carol had a thriving career as a Nashville session vocalist, singing back up on pop classics like Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds and In the Ghetto and Robert Knight’s Everlasting Love.
So this year it should be a great rocking night in The Village Hall in Tingewick, nr Buckinghan, which as we now know is The New London! Support for the evening will be from Tazmanian singer Ange Boxall and the doors open at 8pm.