Simon Townshend, Tony Lowe, Phil Spalding & Mark Brzezicki at The Half Moon, Putney

Sound Check

Simon Townshend

We had a brilliant night watching Simon Townshend, Tony Lowe, Phil Spalding and MaSimon, Tony and Charlie Chan Watching... rk Brzezicki at The Half Moon in Putney on Friday 29th January, 2016. What a great line-up in support of Independent Venue Week and the launch of Simon’s label, STIR Records.

Simon’s crew had a couple of photographers present, so I was able to Tony Lowestand and watch the show (and sing along). I did get some photos at the sound check which can be viewed here and on Tony Lowe’s Facebook, but had a wonderful time listening to the music and watching – the gig was intense, they scorched the venue!

There is often a feeling of ‘family’ at Simon’s gigs with the band, not only because family is present but also due to fans who are, for the most part, pleasant, excited and dedicated. Had a great time meeting a number of people, made some new friends and got to see others I hadn’t connected with in years. I was able to meet online Facebook friends and put names to familiar faces. All in all, a great night for everyone!

Phil SpaldingSimon-Tony-Mark Mark Brzezicki




Have a look at Alan Barne’s photos, Charlie Chan’s blog and photos, and Simon’s take on the night. Many thanks to Jody Linscott for allowing us to use her photos as well (black & white photo at top & photo below) – String

Phil, Mark, Simon, Tony


“Electric Friends in San Francisco” – Simon Townshend Webcast

*UpdateThis stream can now be seen here on Yahoo Music.

Tony Lowe, along with Scott Devours (drums) and Dave Beste (bass) will be playing on Simon Townshend’s streaming webcast filmed at TRI Studios in San Francisco area (owned by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead) this Sunday the 25th of Nov at 6:00 pm PST.

It all kicked off at 6:30pm PST/9:30 ET. Here are instructions for setting up your Roku Channel – computer- game console – to TV for better viewing. For those in Europe and the UK who will not be awake at 2:30am -it will be available afterwards as well.

Due to overwhelming demand Simon Townshend’s FREE stream from TRI Studios will be broadcast once again for UK/Europe fans on Sunday Dec 2nd 7:30pmGMT/11:30amPST.

TRI Studios

TRI Studios

Tony Lowe flew into San Francisco in September to record at the amazing TRI Studios as part of Simon Townshend’s band with additional members Scott Devours and Dave Beste. The first video, streamed on September 18th, is just a taster as more will be released alongside The Who’s upcoming Quadrophenia Tour. The band received a great reaction at TRI Studios and fit in an appearance on the Saturday night at The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco playing to an animated and exctited crowd. Back in the UK, the band performs just four more shows this year. Next up is the Looe Festival in Cornwall on Sunday 23rd September. The Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden, London on the 28th and two dates in Wales in December; The Factory in Porth on the 20th and Portmeirion on the 21st. See Simon’s Gig Page.

Tony is back in the studio to finish the recording of a new project, just signed to the Sunn Creative label.

From the TRI website:

”Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) is the state of the art, world-class video streaming venue and recording facility created by legendary Grateful Dead founding member, and 1994 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Bob Weir. This visionary, one-of-a-kind virtual venue provides music fans with unparalleled access to their favorite artists, allowing them to enjoy intimate, live performances in the comfort of their own homes, or anywhere they have Internet access.”

Video no longer available through this medium.

Simon Townshend’s Secret Weapon Tour

We’ve been busy on Simon Townshend’s Secret Weapon Tour; Tony Lowe playing lead guitar, Phil Spalding on bass, Greg Pringle on drums with guest appearances by Roger Daltrey and Mark Brzezicki and more to come. Here is a link to a couple of videos, one, ‘Make It’, shot and edited by Cheryl Stringall and ‘Electric Friend’ shot by Cheryl Stringall at the Nags Head in High Wycombe and edited by Simon. The music has been well received and a review of the tour and Simon’s new CD, ‘Looking Out Looking In’ can be found here.

It was a real pleasure to meet Roger again backstage at Ropetackle, and it’s always good to see Mark!

Simon and Co. put on a dynamic, energy charged show with an excellent set list and top of the line musicianship.

Tony Lowe, Greg Pringle, Roger Daltrey, Simon Townshend, Phil Spalding

Tony Lowe, Greg Pringle, Roger Daltrey, Simon Townshend, Phil Spalding at Ropetackle, Shoreham

The Band with Mark Brzezicki

Simon Townshend, Phil Spalding & Tony Lowe with Mark Brzezicki at the Tropic Ruislip

Tony Lowe on Simon Townshend’s Tour

Tony is playing guitar and keyboards on Simon Townshend’s SECRET WEAPON TOUR in 2012. Some of the dates have been changed, new dates below.

Due to last minute and unforeseen changed in Roger Daltrey’s schedule, a number of SIMON TOWNSHEND 2012 UK Tour dates needed to be rescheduled. Below is a revised list of dates and venues. Additional details and updates will be added to each as soon as we have them.


(we will be updating info, ticket links, etc as we go along)

Feb 16 – The Yardbirds Club – Grimsby
Feb 17 – The Riverside – Newcastle
Feb 18 –  Leeds / Manchester
Feb 19 – The Greystones – Sheffield
Feb 23 – Esquires – Bedford
Feb 24 – Mr Kyps – Poole
Feb 25 – The Nags Head – High Wycombe
Feb 26 – The Riga Music Bar – Southend
Feb 29 – Ropetackle – Shoreham
Mar 01 – Mama Stones – Exeter
Mar 02 – Devonport Guildhall – Plymouth
Mar 03 – The Ritz – Penzance
Mar 04 – The Old Grammar School – Truro
Mar 07 – The Eel Pie Club – Twickenham
Mar 16 – The Queens Hall – Nuneaton
Mar 17 – The Tropic – Ruislip
Mar 27 – The Fleece – Bristol
Mar 28 – Portmerion Village
Mar 29 – The Vic – Swindon
Mar 25 – The Milton Rooms – Malton – THIS DATE POSTPONED – new date TBA