Welcome to the acoustic world of Cold Flame. A heady and irresistable mix of string instruments led by violins and guitars blending together with percussion and vocal harmonies to create an exciting cocktail of quality acoustic, blues and celtic folk rock music.Well crafted original tunes mixed with traditional jigs/reels and covers from the band's key influences display the superb musicianship of the five piece acoustic version of Cold Flame. The acoustic line up has vast experience in headlining or guesting at real ale and folk music festivals as well as corporate indoor and outdoor events all across the country.In turn this has led to several trips to mainland Europe playing festivals in Austria and Italy. The band have extensive experience of headlining and/or supporting big name touring bands in a variety of music settings mainly in England and occasionally in Europe. They have played many music festivals in the UK but are equally at home in the more intimate atmosphere of the folk clubs and smaller venues still promoting live music in the north west of England.The Acoustic line up also specialise in performing at weddings , corporate events and other private occasions. To book Cold Flame for an acoustic performance - public or private - please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message this myspace website and your booking request will be dealt with promptly. The band are very approachable thanks to excellent upbringings, good manners, healthy appetites and an abundant sense of theatre and humour and will consider enquiries for live work from anyone interested either in the UK, Europe or the USA. ..
Cold Flame Acoustic which features a five piece line up with two violinists both of whom are superb.Jo our latest recruit has just come from touring European stadiums in Jeff Wayne's War of of the Worlds. Anyway if you want to check out its all at www.myspace.com/cfauk
'Cold Flame are one of the more exciting, energetic, dedicated and original English rocking blues bands performing live music today.' High Peak Radio, Derbyshire.
Formed in November 1984 and based in Derbyshire, England, Cold Flame have established themselves as one of the most hardworking and innovative acts on the circuit playing across the country as well as in Europe whilst releasing a number of acclaimed original studio and live albums all of which remain available worldwide direct from the band. Cold Flame.s original blend of classic rock blues, celtic and acoustic music continues attracting local and international radio airplay both in the UK, Europe, Australia and South America. The band often combine this material with showcase gigs incorporating classic rock covers performed with the same enthusiasm and dedication that goes into their original music. The band's covers repertoire is immense covering the likes of Hendrix, Free, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Fleetwood Mac through to folk rock acts like Fairport Convention and John Martyn. Since 1999, Cold Flame have successfully performed their renowned Jethro Tull tribute shows and the band are now acknowledged as the premier Jethro Tull tribute act in the Midlands and North of England.
Augmenting the band line up for over a decade has been Peter Cheetham on flute, vocals, guitar, alto sax who has primarily fronted the band's Tull tribute shows. Peter is currently taking a break from Cold Flame to pursue other musical avenues which has given guest flautist Mark Parkinson the opportunity to do some Tull tunes on selected gigs. Founder member David Conner - lead and bass guitars remains within the band family continuing to guest on both acoustic and electric shows whilst also playing occasionally with a couple of bands in the Midlands. Recently wanting to highlight the band's experience in headlining private and corporate functions, the Acoustic Cold Flame expanded to a five piece with the inclusion of professional classical violinist Jo Atherton ex member of the Halle Orchestra and leader of the Halle Youth Orchestra and percussionist Vince Walton who rejoined the band after a fifteen year break.
Members of Cold Flame have both individually and collectively featured and been responsible for major private functions throughout the Midlands and the North of England working alongside some of the top music promoters in the U.K. in both indoor and outdoor settings including major hotel chains, stately homes and music festivals. Clients are numerous and have included:
High Peak, Derbyshire, Manchester, Oldham and Tameside Councils
Christie's, Tameside and Stepping Hill Hospitals
The Alzheimer.s Society
Children in Need
The Army and Territorial Army
Derbyshire, Greater Manchester Police Services
Derbyshire and Cheshire Fire Service
Derbyshire/Staffs Air Ambulance Service
Derbyshire Education Authority
The University of Derby
Leicester City F.C
Salford Rugby League Club
Marie Curie Cancer Research
These bookings have given the band the opportunity to perform in front of large audiences as well as actively support both regional and national fund raising campaigns. Cold Flame are very proud of their ongoing support in this area which has realized thousands of pounds for many in need. Cold Flame have been featured on Sky and terrestrial T.V. music specials, gigged with members of the River Dance troupe and played with ex-10cc and Tull drummer Paul Burgess. There has been a strong link with Jethro Tull members over the years with the band performing alongside Clive Bunker, Mick Abrahams and most recently Tull guest musician - violinist Anna Phoebe. Apart from headlining indoor and outdoor venues across the country and in Europe, Cold Flame have over the last few years supported many of the top rock and blues acts in the country including Wild Turkey, Blodwyn Pig, Uriah Heep, Osibisa, Solstice, Mostly Autumn, Steve Gibbons Band and Hawkwind.
Cold Flame have been featured in both local and regional magazines, T.V. gig guides as well as occasional mentions in the national music press and radio shows. They are a band who have also had some experience of television and continue to be involved in radio concert and interview broadcasts. For press archives click here
Patrick Rowbottom - vocals, electric and acoustic bass guitars, recorder.
Rob Barnes - vocals, lead and acoustic guitars.
Phil Marke - drums & percussion.
Keith Bonthrone - vocals, drums & percussion. Tim Mottershead - piano & organ.
Paul Newland - acoustic & electric violins, mandolin, vocals.