Chuck Leavell Announces That He’s Joining David Gilmour’s Band

first_imgFamed guitarist David Gilmour has added the Chuck Leavell to his touring band for his upcoming European tour.  The Pink Floyd man is surely excited to add Leavell’s legendary keyboard skills to the mix, as he has shown in his career with The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Leavell recently posted his thoughts on the interesting collaboration on his website:I was pleased and surprised to be contacted by David (Gilmour) a couple of months ago asking me if I would be available to tour with him in June and July. My first contact with David was back in 1984 when I was the Musical Director of a show broadcast on MTV called “Guitar Greats”. David was a part of that, and he was amazing. Then a few years later when I was with Eric Clapton, David invited me and some of the other members of the band to his home where we had a memorable night talking about music and life in general. To have him reach out to me now is truly an honor, and I can’t wait to start work with him and the band. My good friend, Greg Phillinganes, who I was honored to work with during some of my Clapton days will also be playing keyboards on the tour and I look forward to “tag teaming” with him again. The timing for this is perfect, as the Stones will gear up again for our “Desert Trip” shows and some other activity in September and October. So this is proving to be an extraordinary year for me! – Chuck LeavellGilmour, who is still touring in support of his recently released album Rattle The Lock, will hit the road with Leavell and co. on June 25th in Poland, and will wind their way through Europe for a full month, finally ending their tour in Belgium on July 28th. If you’re in Europe this summer, make sure you catch this epic tour while you can, as it’s likely that Leavell will only be on this tour for a brief period of time before linking back up with The Stones at Desert Trip this October.In the meantime, check out our review of Gilmour’s brilliant show at Radio City Music Hall this past April.last_img read more

Why I live in … Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm reveals her dream home

first_imgEmily Seebohm with her puppy, Pongo, at home in Hendra. Picture: Nigel Hallett.EMILY Seebohm is a champion Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. She lives in Brisbane with her dog, Pongo. 5. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Emily Seebohm with a medal during a ceremony for the Women’s 200m Backstroke final of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Expo. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.3. What would you change about your home? I would change my study to have more natural light.At the moment it’s in a room with no natural light.4. What is the best thing about your suburb? My family live on the same street! I would have to say Bora Bora, just because I love the ocean and swimming and being around water. 1. Where do you live and why? Hendra, because it’s a beautiful area and close to my training pools.2. What do you love about your home? My pool.Even though I am always in the water, I like to just sit and enjoy some sunshine and swimming at home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agolast_img read more

Clonmel through to last 16 of FAI Junior Cup

first_imgThe South Tipp club defeated Tramore 6-1 in the Sixth Round of the competition.Aidan McGrath, who scored a hat-trick, Jack Burke (2) and David McGrath scored at The Complex.Town will play Newmarket Celtic of Clare in the next round.last_img