So here we are, 40 years since Nine Below Zero first took to the stage at The Hope And Anchor, Islington in 1979 and the band are still going strong. Commonly hailed as one of the best blues bands in the country, the history of Nine Below Zero actually starts with the formation of Stan's Blues Band in 1977 and a number of blistering live shows at the Thomas A Beckett pub on the Old Kent Road where they were spotted by management and became Nine Below Zero after a Sonny Boy Williamson song of the same name. The rest is history which you can read more about HERE.
Never content to rest on their laurels the band will mark this 40th year with a new album and anniversary tour during which brand new songs will sit alongside old live favorites like 'Homework' and 'Wooly Bully'.
The tour itself will cover the length and breadth of the country from Brighton to Newcastle with returns to old favourite venues as well as some that the band have never played before. All building to a huge London show at The Islington Assembly Hall. Full details can be found HERE.
The new album is very much in the works at the moment with most of the songs written and pre-production due to start in February. Dennis has given his thoughts on the latest musical direction of the band and an exclusive reveal of the title HERE.
The band would like to say a big thanks to all the fans, industry colleagues, venue staff and bandmembers past and present for an incredible 40 years. Please share your memories of the band over the last 40 on our social media platforms linked at the bottom of this page.