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
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.
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
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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