Roots Around The World



Friday 28 September
8.30pm (Doors 8.00pm)

Chichester Inn
38, West Street
Chichester PO19 1RP

Tickets  £20.00


Tickets also available from the Chichester Inn
in person, or by telephoning 01243 783185

hamish stuart band



Glasgow-born Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970’s as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the Average White Band (AWB), his distinctive songwriting, vocal and guitar style helping pave the way to AWB’s extraordinary worldwide success. After AWB split up Hamish spent the rest of the 1980’s touring, writing and recording with a galaxy of soul legends, including Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and George Benson.

Hamish also worked in the studio with a number of high profile Soul artists such as Jeffrey Osbourne for whom he co-wrote and produced ‘Soweto’;he arranged and played on Chaka Khan ‘s debut hit single ‘I’m Every Woman’ and then co-wrote the US no. 1 ‘Whatcha Gonna Do for Me’. Hamish also wrote the hit single ‘If Your Heart Isn’t In It’ for’‘ Atlantic Star’, and Diana Ross and The Temptations recorded Hamish Stuart songs during the 1980’s.

In 1988 Hamish joined Paul McCartney’s touring and recording band, criss-crossing the world and recording five albums with McCartney including Paul’s last UK no.1 Album ‘Flowers in the Dirt’ and the first ever ‘MTV Unplugged’ Album.

After McCartney stopped touring at the end of 1993, Hamish re-located from Los Angeles to London where he has since pursued all manner of musical escapades encompassing solo Albums with his regular ‘Hamish Stuart Band’ and with his respected collaborators Jim Mullen, Pino Palladino and Ian Thomas as ‘Jim Jam’. From time to time Hamish can be found making typically stunning guest vocal appearances at events like Quincy Jones’ 64th Birthday party or with Bonnie Raitt and with Michael McDonald at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hamish was offered the opportunity to undertake his first full-blown Record Production job since the 1980’s when Sony Japan invited him to produce the new Album ‘Mellow’ from their Swedish superstar Meja . Hamish Stuart has since then produced albums for George Haskell, Russian Superstars ‘Time Machine’ and London’s own ‘The All Stars Collective’ while squeezing in the two US tours of Ring Starr’s ‘All Starr Band’.

More recently Hamish has been playing his sideman role, guesting on bass guitar with fellow Glaswegian Lulu’s band at the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,after a stint with ex Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He’s now concentrating on his own music once again and this year saw the release of a new album.

Tonight, Hamish is joined on stage with his great friend, tenor sax player, and founder member of the Average White Band, the fabulous Molly Duncan.

This promises to be one very special gig!