Kevin Armstrong is the guitarist you may never have heard of, but have most certainly heard. He has had a stellar career since the early 1980s as sidekick for David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Morrissey, Sinéad O’Connor, Prefab Sprout, Thomas Dolby, Transvision Vamp and host of others. He has played with a huge range of stars from Roy Orbison to Brian Eno, Grace Jones to Paul McCartney, Sandie Shaw to the Eagles of Death Metal, Gil Evans to Alien Sex Fiend. Kevin continues to tour the world with Iggy Pop as his go to guitar guy and bandleader.
22nd March 2019 sees the release of Kevin’s solo album entitled RUN. a collection of his most personal songs and collaborations. Richly layered guitar work and strong memorable tunes weave a spell that sticks in the memory.
Kevin said: “I didn’t care about making these songs particularly ‘modern’ or in a specific ‘style’, I just wanted them to be honest and represent my voice as it is with no artifice”
David Bowie once said, “Kevin’s a proper musician”. Bowie recognized the quality in his sinuous and melodic guitar playing. Included here, are the Tin Machine song ‘Run’ and the title track of Bowie’s ‘Outside’ album, both of which started life as original Kevin Armstrong songs. Also here, are two of Kevin’s original tunes that Morrissey chose to turn into ‘He Knows’ and ‘Oh Phony’.
Kevin’s guitar virtuosity is coupled with his considerable prowess as a singer on these deeply felt, atmospheric songs. RUN is an album that will not date and one you’ll return to again and again to discover something new each time.
His new album Run is released on 22nd March 2019 via Wishing Tree Records (WTR 000001) and plays a live launch at The Lexington, London, N1 on May 5th https://tinyurl.com/y2f49dz4
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