Interview with Jimmy Brown, Drummer, UB40 about Their 40 Year Anniversary Tour Started on 29th March 2019
I had the pleasure to interview Jimmy Brown last month. The interview was full of giggles and laughter.
Here we get an insight into Jimmy's world and that of being part of a band that has been going for over 40 yeas and one that have given us hit after hit. Jimmy's energy was infectious, and it is clear he is still as passionate and energetic about UB40's music as ever.
Here he talks about the 40 years the band have been on the road, its ups and downs and why they are still so incredibly successful and still rocking and rolling.
"UB40: The bands 40th anniversary tour, will see them play 38 dates across the UK, starting in Portsmouth on 29th March and ending in Guildford on 22nd May. The band formed in Birmingham in 1978, Their debut album ‘Signing Off’ was released in August 1980 and is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that led to 100 million record sales worldwide, forty UK Top 40 hits – including three Number 1s (‘Red, Red Wine’, ‘I Got You Babe ft. Chrissie Hynde’ and ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You’) - and a run of hit albums that have spent a combined period of eleven years in the UK’s Top 75 album chart, establishing UB40 as one of Britain’s most successful bands of all-time. The tour features UB40’s founding members Robin Campbell (co-vocals/Guitar), Brian Travers (saxophone/keyboards), Jimmy Brown (drums),Earl Falconer (bass/keyboards/vocals) and Norman Hassan (percussion/vocals), alongside long-time members Duncan Campbell (vocals), Martin Meredith (saxophone), Laurence Parry (trumpet) and Tony Mullings (keyboards).
Tour Dates here: https://ub40specialguests.seetickets.com/tour/ub40-special-guests "