Ex-Roxy Music Drummer Joins Lindisfarne
Drummer Paul Thompson has joined legendary North-East folk-rock group Lindisfarne. The former Roxy Music man, 62, is part of a new-look line-up put together by the band’s original frontman Ray Jackson.
The band, whose classic 70’s hits included Lady Eleanor, Run for Home, Meet Me On The Corner and Fog On The Tyne, have a series of shows lined up for North East audiences later this year.
The band already have two sell-out shows at Newcastle City Hall on December 22 and 23. Tickets for a third gig, on December 20, went on sale today on 277 8030 or www.newcastlecityhall.org . They will also be touring next year, with more details to follow.
Ray Jackson said today: “It is about time there was a permanent Lindisfarne band representing the North East, for fans old and new.”
Thompson was part of the classic Roxy Music line-up, alongside Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera, for six albums, from 1971 to 1980.
He also did a stint with South Shields punk band Angelic Upstarts and American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde, before rejoining Roxy in 2001.