The Newgrass Cutters are a four piece progressive bluegrass band who play arrangements of some of the greatest contemporary and classic songs. The band are all veterans of the UK music scene and have worked with many big names. They are currently doing a UK tour as the band with Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Joe Brown.
Here are some testimonials:
“Triffic playing and tasty arrangements with vocals and energy to match, means this band goes straight on my wish list for them to appear at our Cropredy festival next year” Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention)
“I’ve listened to all of the tracks and I have to say I’m very impressed, I love this music. Great playing, interesting song choices, it’s now on my iPod” Albert Lee
“Great singin’ great playin’ great repertoire, this little band’s got the lot. It’s kinda new grass yet something else and they really are something else”. Dave Peacock (Chas and Dave)
“New …you bet. New life into great songs, with great playing and singing !!! Fabulous choice of songs ….bloody fabulous. I hear joy….i feel joy ……. It’s music doing only what music can…. what a great idea. What a great band.” Andy Fairweather Low
About the Band
Pete Brown – Lead vocals, lapsteel, mandolin
For the most part of the last 20 years Pete Brown has produced, played, engineered, written, lived and breathed music…in all its creative guises.
Pete started his career playing guitar with his Dad Joe Brown at the tender age of 15, and went on to produce the multi million selling “stop” with his sister Sam Brown. Over the years he has worked with many top artists live and in the studio including Deep Purple, David Gilmour, George Harrison, Dusty Springfield, Sade, Edwin Starr, Nick Lowe Dave Edmunds, Courtney Pine, Status Quo, Everything But The Girl and The Specials to name but a few.
Phil Capaldi – Lead vocals, drums
Phil has been the drummer/vocalist with Joe Brown for the last twenty years. He has worked with his brother Jim Capaldi (Traffic), Dave Edmunds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Nashville Superpickers.
Richard Collins – Banjo, mandolin, backing vocals
Richard is a leading light of the UK bluegrass scene. A three time winner of the UK banjo championships, he has toured with many British and American artists. Richard also performs with classical mandolin ensemble, The Mandolinquents and has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Mike Nichols – Double bass, backing vocals
Mike has been a freelance bass player for many years and has worked with a huge range of artists. Credits include – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Drifters, The Supremes, Toyah Willcox, Sam Brown, Joe Brown and Dennis Loccoriere. Mike has worked on many west end shows including Grease, Avenue Q, Dirty Dancing, Priscilla, Wicked, Never Forget, Jersey Boys, Spamalot and Book of Mormon.
Here are some full length audio tracks:
Born To Be Wild
Message In A Bottle
Moves Like Jagger