The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British Band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way.
American tours followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa.
From the days of Sandy Denny and Sonja Kristina, the band enjoyed the finest musicians such as Rick Wakeman, his son Oliver (who moved on to join Yes), as well as Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath), Blue Weaver (The Bee Gees) and Don Airey (Deep Purple).
“Never to rest on their laurels, this excellent band continue to produce classic tracks and spectacular live performances”
“Dave Cousins shows himself as a brilliant and original songwriter”