CREGAN & CO – FRIDAY 9TH MAY 2025- Lowdham Village Hall (FIRST NIGHT) – 8PM


When the Faces broke up in 1975, Rod Stewart started his own band.​ ​One of the most influential guitarists in this line-up was Jim Cregan and now, 50 years on, Jim, together with four outstanding musicians, performs that well-loved heritage music, including songs from Jim’s extensive career.

Best known for his work with Rod Stewart, Jim co-produced, co-wrote and was Rod’s musical director for nearly two decades. His songs have also been recorded by Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson and many others, and he has played on stage with guitarists Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Pete Townsend and Chuck Berry. Oh yes and Tina Turner, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Katie Melua to name a few! He has received over 40 gold & platinum records to date, and his guitar solo on Cockney Rebel’s “Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)” still sounds alright!

Ben Mills was awarded a platinum album for his debut release which charted at number 3 in the official UK album charts. He has worked with musical legends Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow, and written songs with Mark Owen (Take That).  In 2006 Ben reached the final of The X-Factor alongside Leona Lewis, winning accolades from Simon Cowell for his gravelly, soulful voice. Ben has his own band and performs all over the world.

Harry James is one of the best-loved drummers on the rock circuit. With over 40 years’ experience of performing live Harry is renowned for his distinctive and powerful playing style and rapport with the audience.

A master of both electric and upright bass, Pat Davey (bass) is always in demand as a session musician and live performer. He has toured the world  with The Tom Robinson band, Zoot Money, Jason Rebello and Rumer, as well as jazz greats like Ronnie Scott, or vintage rockers like pianist Roy Young. His contribution to Cregan & Co is enormous, with his effortless groove and superb musicianship.

Sam Tanner (keyboards) has been described as rock’s finest piano player and has worked with many of its greatest names, including Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey (The Who), The Faces, Jeff Beck, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), John Lodge (Moody Blues), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and Paul Carrack. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter.