West, Bruce and Laing To Reunite At Westbury
West, Bruce Jr. and Laing will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, January 29 at 8 p.m. The show will also feature special guest the Edgar Winter Band.
It’s been almost 35 years since bluesy hard rock supergroup West, Bruce & Laing has performed together, but soon the trio’s music will ring out again live in concert for the last time ever. West, Bruce Jr. & Laing are set to perform a limited four-show engagement at the end of January, 2010. West, Bruce Jr. & Laing features original band members Leslie West and Corky Laing and very special guest Malcolm Bruce, sitting in for his father Jack Bruce. Frontman and legendary guitarist West commented, “Playing with Jack Bruce was the thrill of a lifetime.
Playing with his son Malcolm has given Corky and me, a second chance to recreate this music.” Drummer Laing added, “As a hockey loving Canadian, I can liken it to this… I feel like I am scoring a Hat Trick. After playing with Felix Pappalardi and Jack Bruce and now with Malcolm Bruce, I feel like the game is just beginning.”
Originally formed in 1972, with core members of two historic groups, West, Bruce & Laing featured lead singer/guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing from Mountain along with bassist Jack Bruce from Cream.
West, Bruce & Laing’s debut album WHY DONTCHA, released in 1972, won the hearts of critics and fans alike and featured the massive hit single of the same name. The group only performed 63 shows in the United States and Europe (selling out venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City) and released one more studio album in 1973, WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON. By the time the trio’s live album LIVE N’ KICKIN’ was released in 1974, the group had disbanded.