The man who succeeded Paul Rodgers has the presence and the pedigree to pull off one of the most eagerly awaited returns to form of 2010.
And we’re confident Howe will remind classic rock fans the world over of his incredible talent once Circus Bar hits stores in the New Year. “When I decided I wanted to make a new CD I wanted to try to make everything memorable and enjoyable.
“Therefore I set aside a week for writing with my new producer Brooks Paschal and I decided we would go down to my favourite place in the entire world – Lake Atitlan , Guatemala, which is an incredibly inspirational place for me to be.
“We realised after three days that we had written enough songs for the CD and that took any pressure I had been feeling away and it soon became obvious that the CD should be named after that wonderful little bar where we spent our evenings eating, drinking and listening to the local music.
“The bar was started by circus performers and still has posters and pictures of all the great circus acts from throughout the years.”
Some friends helped Brian in shaping up Circus Bar, an album, which promises to be a career landmark for this amazing singer. Wayne Nelson of Little River Band dropped by the studio for a few days and also Pat Travers popped in and played guitar on My Town. “I didn’t want to have too many ‘established’ musicians on the record because I wanted to keep the feel somewhat fresh and spontaneous”, added Howe.
The album includes also two stunning – newly recorded – remakes of the Bad Company hits How ‘Bout That and Holy Water.
Produced by Paschal and mixed by Rafe McKenna (GIANT, BAD COMPANY, TESLA, TEN) Circus Bar tracklisting is as follows:
I’m Back; Life’s Mystery; There’s This Girl; Could Have Been You; Surrounded; Flying; How It Could Have Been; My Town; How ‘Bout That; Feels Like I’m Coming Home; If You Want Trouble; Feelings; Holy Water; Little George Street.
“I like to think that this CD is representative of an established artist with a modern outlook on what happening in today’s music scene,” added Howe. “It’s been 13 years since my last record and on this CD I have given them everything I have: music that appeals to anyone that likes big melodies with an edge.”