Kevin Armstrong - Iggy Pop

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Kevin Armstrong is a guitarist, producer and songwriter who has worked with a huge range of artists and gained wide experience in every genre of popular music. Kevin Joined Thomas Dolby and played guitars on The Golden Age Of Wireless and The Flat Earth LPs as well as touring live with Thomas as part of his band. He then joined Prefab Sprout for the Steve McQueen album and tour and then was asked to play on some demos with David Bowie at Abbey Road studios. This led on to a ten year working relationship with Bowie. It started with the recording of songs for the Julien Temple movie Absolute Beginners and went on to include being musical director & guitarist for Bowie’s Live Aid band.

Kevin also MD’d the recording of Dancing in the Street with Bowie and Mick Jagger. He played guitar on Iggy Pop’s Blah Blah Blah LP and later, after two years touring the world as Iggy Pop’s bandleader, recorded the first Tin Machine album and played on the first tour. Kevin co-wrote the song Run for the Tin Machine album and co-wrote the title track of Bowie’s Outside LP produced by Brian Eno. In 2013 Kevin played in London with the legendary George Clinton and also put together a band for the ICA’s Iggyfest event. Iggy Pop not only gave his blessing to the event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Blah Blah Blah album but asked Kevin to assemble a new band for him to tour in 2015/16.

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