CLIMAX BLUES BAND STORY - A VIEW FROM A FAN
The shock of Colin's death naturally left the remaining members of the band reeling and to fulfill his wishes for them to carry on was a very hard situation to come to terms with, how to replace Colin Cooper.
In 2009, Johnny Pugh joined Climax Blues Band as vocalist, sax and harmonica player and brought a tremendous amount of quality to the band, leading very much from the front but unfortunately his enforced retirement from the music scene meant his stay was short-lived.
Graham Dee has been recruited to front the band with his own distinctive style and a pedigree on the blues scene that speaks for itself and includes performing with The Blues Collective, The Red Lemons and joining ex-Feelgoods in The Lone Sharks as well as session vocals and voice coaching. Also Chris Aldridge has taken the saxophone duties with a fresh and exciting dynamic sound, both adding their own dimensions to the musicians that have carried the flag for Climax as a unit for over 15 years, in Les's case over 25 years, and George for over 30 years.