Egypt - The Groundhogs reborn
The Northcourt, Abingdon.
This outfit has been called 'the best three piece blues rock band this side of ZZ Top'. Their driving boogie and blues rock has left a trail of delighted fans wherever they have performed since founding in 1987 and right now they are one of the most sought after bands on the UK and European blues rock circuit. The smooth rippling guitar work of Eric Chipulina with his effortless fills and runs do indeed remind the listener of Billy Gibbons whilst the rhythm section of Alan Fish on the bass and drummer Peter Correa hold it all together with a wonderful solidity and an almost telepathic connection that can only come from hundreds of gigs working together.
Alan, Eric and Peter who together make up Egypt have a collective pedigree that is the envy of a lot of musicians. They have played with some of the artists you would not hesitate to call rock or blues royalty. They have all been members of the legendary Groundhogs the progressive blues giants formed by Tony McPhee and individually played with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley's great harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold and in Tredegar made up of members of Budgie a pioneering and highly influential 70's powerhouse of heavy rock, famous for their song Breadfan covered by Metallica amongst others. And though they would be too modest to admit it, these three musicians have made their own significant impact upon the British and European music scenes.