The Animals & Friends
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In 1957 John Steel and Eric Burdon formed what was later to be The Animals.
John Steel has worked constantly since the late 1950’s. The Original Animals split in 1966 but reformed again in the 1970’s to record a new Album. They got together again in the 1980’s and embarked on a mammoth 12 month world tour. In the 1990’s the band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Since 1993 John Steel has spearheaded a new band performing all the classic hits. He is joined on stage by fellow 1965 Animal veteran, Mick Gallagher who replaced Alan Price on the eve of a Scandinavian tour. Mickey’s credits also include The Clash, Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Roger Daltrey and The Blockheads. The line-up also consists of Peter Barton on Bass and Vocals. Pete has been working with John since the early 1990’s, previous to that Peter was bass player with Wayne Fontana as one of The Mindbenders. Danny Handley completes the current line-up. Danny’s credits include Spencer Davis, Ric Lee (Ten Years After) and Bobby Elliott of The Hollies.
Over the last two decades John Steel and the band has completed countless successful tours around the world. The band has released several new CD’s along with new DVD’s.
The band still performs to packed houses around the world.
Now in his 70’s John Steel continues to perform with the passion and energy that he has always had.
Without doubt one of the great British pioneers of Blues and Rock.
All the hits performed including
House Of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, It’s My Life, Bring It On Home To Me, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, I’m Crying, Baby Let Me Take You Home, Don’t Bring Me Down, Inside Looking Out, Boom Boom and many more.