Widely recognised as one of the most powerful perfomers around, Steve Gibbons will bring his hard driving, country flavoured classic rock 'n’ roll to Alexander’s in Chester on Thursday, February 20.

Veteran rhythm and blues guitarist/vocalist Steve has four decades of inspirational music to his name - and the guitar to play it with!

Born in Birmingham, he first came to prominence as the leader of The Uglys, then by the early 1970s he had formed the five-piece Steve Gibbons Band.

His new band worked the pub and club circuits until 1975 when they were spotted by Peter Meaden, former manager of The Who.

This led to the Steve Gibbons Band joining The Who's management stable and recording their first Polydor album Any Road Up in 1975.

This was followed in 1976 by a tour with The Who in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Playing the concert arenas, they shared the stage with Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Electric Light Orchestra, The J Geils Band and Nils Lofgren.

Their next album, Rollin' On' included their biggest hit single Tulane. They eventually made three more albums with Polydor.

In 1981, The Steve Gibbons Band recorded Saints & Sinners for RCA and later responded to an invitation from the German Democratic Republic to become the first western rock band to tour the major cities of East Germany in 1982.

Gibbons played at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert 1986 which featured George Harrison.

Nine more albums were released in the 1980s and 1990s, and the touring continued.

Tickets, priced £12,  available from www.alexanderslive.com or by calling 01244 340 005.