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A few good quality audio/video clips of our second show ever...
From The Bull Run in Shirley, MA / October 31st, 2015

 

"Sleepy Time, Time" (written by Jack Bruce - Janet Godfrey)

 

 

"I'm So Glad" (written by Skip James)

 

A Brief Bio...

          The "Cream" were undeniably the first rock "supergroup" of the 1960s. And though they were together for less than 3 years, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton left a gigantic impression on the world of rock music forever.

          Now Ginger Baker's son Kofi teams up with guitarist Godfrey Townsend and bassist Greg Smith to pay humble tribute to the world's greatest power trio.

          As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name thatís synonymous with drumming excellence. And Kofi lives up to his name. With his outstanding skills, drive & dedication, he continues the great Baker legacy. Kofi's first live performance was with his father on the UK television show "The Old Grey Whistle Test"...at just six years of age, he proved that he had inherited more than just his fatherís name. In the early 80's, Kofi and his father performed drum duets throughout Europe, amazing audiences with complex African polyrhythms. Later, Kofi toured with John Ethridge (Soft Machine), gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann) and Randy California (Spirit). He also toured Europe with Steve Marriot (Humble Pie). During the 1990's Kofi toured with Jack Bruce in Budapest; Signed with Scotty Brothers label & recorded the album Lost City; Recorded "Abstract Logic" with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane; and toured extensively...including more drum duets with dad, Ginger Baker. After seeing his father play in the Cream reunion of 2005, Kofi was inspired to start his own band. He wanted to continue where Cream and his father left off. Kofiís band is the ultimate Cream tribute...combining Cream's innovative and experimental style with virtuoso talent.

          Guitarist Godfrey Townsend has worked extensively with many of rock musicís most influential names. In the past twenty years, he has performed with John Entwistle (bass guitarist of The Who), Jack Bruce (bass guitarist/vocalist of Cream), Dave Mason (guitarist/vocalist of Traffic) and Alan Parsons (producer/engineer/recording artist) as well as over 40 other major rock and pop artists. After hearing Godfrey jamming on some Cream tunes in a club one night, Eric Clapton's guitar tech, Lee Dickson commented to John Entwistle of The Who: "This guy's got Clapton down better than Clapton!" Townsend's mastery is so complete that Jack Bruce had been recruiting him and his band to back him up for more than a decade. He has wowed audiences for over 15 years with his annual Eric Clapton birthday show at BB King's Blues Club in Times Square in New York City.
 

          Greg Smith has toured and recorded with many of musics legendary artists. They include Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Tommy James & The Shondells, Dokken, Alan Parsons, Blue Oyster Cult, Wendy O Williams, Graham Bonnet, Vinnie Moore, Van Helsingís Curse, O2'L, Joe Lynn Turner & Crystal Bowersox. On the Hippiefest & Happy Together tours Greg played with The Turtles, The Cowsills, Mark Lindsay, Felix Cavaliere, Joey Molland, Chuck Negron, Denny Laine, & Mitch Ryder. Greg is excited to perform with Kofi Baker & longtime friend Godfrey Townsend in "Kofi Bakerís Cream Experience".


           If youíve never seen Cream live, and you probably haven'tÖthis is the closest you'll ever come to the real thing outside of the real thing itself. Continuing where Cream left off, Kofi Baker's Cream Experience is the ultimate Cream tribute, combining Cream's innovative and experimental style with amazing virtuoso talent.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

SUNDAY, 2/28 - KJ FARRELL'S / BELLMORE, LI

WEDNESDAY, 3/2 - THE TURNING POINT / PIERMONT, NY

FRIDAY, 3/4 - BEARSVILLE THEATER / WOODSTOCK, NY

SATURDAY, 3/5 - BRIAN'S BACKYARD BBQ / MIDDLETOWN, NY

 

ALSO APPEARING WITH ďCORKY LAING PLAYS MOUNTAINĒ

FRIDAY, 2/26 - BAY STREET THEATER / SAG HARBOR, L.I.

 

If you are interested in booking Kofi Baker's Cream Experience at your venue...please contact: godfreyt@aol.com
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