Chuck Berry's music has transcended generations. He earns respect to this day because he is truly an entertainer. Known as "The Father of Rock & Roll", Berry gained success by watching the audience's reaction and playing accordingly and putting his listeners' amusement above all else. For this reason, tunes like "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene" and "Memphis" have become anthems to an integrated American youth and popular culture. Berry is a musical icon who established rock and roll as a musical form and brought the worlds of black and white together in song.
Following a triumphant set at the inaugural Camp Bestival this year, Berry will now perform on an entirely different scale. For just 2 nights audience members will pack themselves into the intimate surrounding of the Jazz Café and enjoy what will feel like a personal appearance for every individual in the room.
There really aren’t many artists deserving of the term ‘Legend’ left, but nobody would disagree that Berry has earned the status with (literally) flying colours, his guitar playing is unrivalled to this day and the energy he brings to his live performances belies his unbelievable 82 years of age. He’s always electric but up this close bring your rubber shoes or prepare for the shock factor: yes he still rocks better than the rest.
Added by jec on October 21, 2008