COLD FLAME - musicians
Pat Rowbottom - vocals, electric and acoustic bass guitars, recorder.
Rob Barnes - vocals, lead and acoustic guitars.
Phil Marke - drums & percussion.
Joe Orban - keyboards.
Mark Parkinson - Flutes.
Vince Walton - drums & percussion.
Dave Conner - guitars.
Formed in 1984 and based in Derbyshire, England, Cold Flame have established themselves over the years as a highly professional, exciting live act performing original quality blues and progressive folk rock music across the country as well as in Europe whilst releasing a number of acclaimed studio and live albums all of which remain available direct from the band. Cold Flame's original blend of electric and acoustic material continues to attract local, national and even some international radio airplay both in the UK, Europe, Australia, USA, Canada and South America. During the last few years, the band have played many of the premier venues around the country as well as many music festivals during this time both as a headliner or support act to many premier UK blues and rock bands. They have also been equally at home in the more intimate atmosphere of the many regional blues clubs and smaller venues still promoting quality live music. Cold Flame have been featured on Sky and terrestrial T.V. music specials and performed with members of the famous River Dance troupe. Apart from headlining indoor and outdoor venues across the country and in Europe, Cold Flame have supported numerous UK and American rock, prog and blues acts in the country including The Hamsters, Curved Air, Osibisa, Dr.Feelgood, Uriah Heep, Jon Amor Blues Band, Michael Katon, Solstice and Hawkwind.
Cold Flame have both individually and collectively featured and been responsible for major private functions throughout the Midlands and the North of England working alongside some of the top music promoters in the U.K. in both indoor and outdoor settings including major hotel chains, sports clubs and stately homes. Clients are numerous and these bookings have given the band the opportunity to perform in front of large audiences as well as actively support both regional and national fund raising campaigns. Cold Flame are very proud of their support for worthwhile charities which has realized thousands of pounds for many areas of the local, regional and national community. They are a band who have also had some experience of television and continue to be involved in radio interview and live session broadcasts.
Clients who have booked Cold Flame for both public and private functions have included the following...
High Peak, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Oldham and Tameside Councils
Barnardos, Children in Need, Marie Curie Cancer Research
Christie's, Tameside, Macclesfield and Stepping Hill Hospitals
The Alzheimer's Society, The MS Society
The Army and Territorial Army
Derbyshire, Greater Manchester Police Services
Derbyshire and Cheshire Fire Service, Derbyshire/Staffs Air Ambulance Service
Derbyshire Education Authority, The University of Derby, Keele University, Bangor University
Eden Valley Hospice, Cumbria, Willow Wood Hospice, Tameside
Mummys Star, Daniels Light.
Leicester City F.C, Salford Rugby League Club
"Cold Flame are one of the more exciting dedicated original rocking blues bands performing live music today." [High Peak Radio]
"Rocking blues music of a consistently high calibre." [Derbyshire Times]
"Pat and Cold Flame have a professional approach in marketing band skills especially his skills as a performer, band leader and musician. This also the case with his onstage persona as he is able to connect with an audience and hold their attention. Looking forward to working with Pat and Cold Flame again in the future." [Lucas Campbell BJs Blues Club/Radio Presenter]
"Cold Flame have to be one of the best bands I have promoted in years and I put on over 150 bands a year. Absolutely mind blowing act. Real professionals and a great bunch of lads." [Neil Comber Yorkshire rock promoter] "Blues rock of a high calibre indeed. A good crowd was entertained with musical excellence and more feeling than you could shake a stick at. Brilliant night....." [Nick Whittaker 'Loud and Proud' Magazine]
"Please thank Cold Flame for their fantastic music and tell them they have gained a new fan. I have really enjoyed listening to the band's music" [Stan Graham BBC Radio York ]
"Powerful tunes, great vocals, one of the best unsigned blues bands around." [Radio Trent]
Throughout the band's history, Cold Flame have performed music by British prog folk rock giants Jethro Tull. In 1997 following promoter suggestions, Cold Flame embarked on a new project - a full scale Jethro Tull tribute show. Such was the success of the band's first few Tull shows that Cold Flame quickly gained the band the reputation for being one of the premier Tull tribute acts in the UK extending their experience into Europe over the next few years. The Jethro Tull tribute show as performed by Cold Flame over the last 19 years, has seen the band headline indoor and outdoor shows, rock festivals and blues clubs both across the UK as well as in mainland Europe and they have been featured on European radio stations as well as on UK radio channels. During this time, there has been a strong link with ex Jethro Tull band members. Cold Flame have performed alongside Clive Bunker, Mick Abrahams, Glenn Cornick, Paul Burgess, Gerry Conway and Martin Allcock as well as Tull guest musician and international violinist Anna Phoebe. Cold Flame have also supported two Tull off-shoot bands in Blodwyn Pig and Wild Turkey. The band has played several Jethro Tull European Fan Conventions most notably in Spain and in Italy. During this time the band were mainly fronted by multi instrumentalist Peter Cheetham. Peter left the band in 2014 moving on to other musical adventures.
The current Cold Flame Jethro Tull tribute five piece line up features Chorley musician - flautist Mark Parkinson in a two hour plus set list that covers many of the classic Tull songs as well as some rare surprises from albums such as Aqualung, Thick as a Brick, Stand Up, Benefit, Songs from the Wood and Rock Island. This year, Cold Flame will be performing several Jethro Tull tribute shows in England. They will also be featuring Tull music in both their electric and acoustic shows. As with Cold Flame's original music sets, all enquiries regarding booking the Jethro Tull Tribute Show can be made via the official band email address at email@example.com.
"When they played for me a couple of years ago they put on a really excellent show, and in my opinion must be regarded as one of the UK's top tribute acts. They entertained a near full house and gave them all a most enjoyable evening. I can certainly recommend Cold Flame to any promoter if they are looking for a tribute band to appease Jethro Tull die-hard fans. You, and they, will not be disappointed in their performance - you can be certain!" [Mike Prendergast UK Tribute Band Promoter @Gasto Promotions]
"We were all hoping for an enjoyable show at The Limelight Club in Crewe but we got a lot more than that. The standard of musician ship from all corners was very high indeed." [Dave Shepherd,BCB Radio Bradford]
"Love that Jethro Tull sound that Cold Flame capture ever so well" [Dan James Radio Wales]
"The five piece Cold Flame are recognized as one of the premier Jethro Tull tribute acts in the UK blending quality musicianship and songs with Pythonesque sketches of anarchic humour and larger than life personas and costumes.These are qualities you would expect to see from a Tull tribute and get them you do. Well worth seeing if you get the chance." [ Dave Rees/A New Day Magazine]
The Acoustic Cold Flame - When not performing electric shows, Cold Flame display their all round musicality in a line up that includes guitarists Pat and Rob joined by Paul Newland on violin and mandolin, percussionist Vince Walton, piano accordionist Adam Hutchins and Mark Parkinson on flute and whistles. The acoustic line up specialises in a lively mixture of English and celtic acoustic and electric folk rock music. Violins, mandolins, guitars, percussion and vocals merge together in a heady cocktail that ranges from gentle ballads to rowdy foot stomping jigs and reels. Whilst original music is to the fore influences and music ranging from Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention to Bob Dylan, John Martyn and Del Amitri also feature. The acoustic line up perform throughout the High Peak and North west of England appearing on local radio stations , headlining regional beer and folk festivals as well as supporting many major music acts in England and more recently in Europe where they have performed at both indoor and outdoor folk festivals.
COLD FLAME RECORDS Over the years, Cold Flame have recorded many original tunes both live and in the studio as well as the occasional cover. Briefly Cold Flame were signed up to the EMI subsidiary label Peoplesound Records. Cold Flame material is available in both studio and live CD format. As with many acts in the music business sole record distribution worldwide is now being handled directly by the band themselves through the official websites at Cold Flame Records. See the website shop for all Cold Flame merchandise. To download some Cold Flame music check out the MySpace links and the download section on the main website as well as Soundcloud links.
Cold Flame on SoundCloud
Cold Flame on YouTube
Contacts - see also contact page
Cold Flame can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org