Drummer Simon Kirke (above, left) kept the beat as a founding member of two of the 70’s most popular bluesy hard rocker bands – Free and Bad Company. A multi-instrumentalist, Simon is best known for his loose, yet powerful back-beat drumming and for co-writing hits like, “All Right Now,” “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company” and “Ready for Love,” with longtime bandmate and singer, Paul Rodgers (above, right). Though Simon is often found out on the road touring with Bad Company or Ringo’s Starr & His All-Star Band, he continues to be a prolific singer-songwriter and storyteller, recording and performing inspiring fresh material from his new solo album, “All Because of You” (BMG Records 2016).

“Simon Kirke anchors things with taste and power, smashing those crashes in the chorus, building up to the changes with snare rolls, and hitting those flams to great effect.”-Chris Burke, MusicRadar.com