The Music of Cream
This unique project began in 2017 with a handful of concerts celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ‘The Cream’ in Australia and New Zealand. The show was so well-received, The Music of Cream has now been seen over one hundred times by tens of thousands of fans across North America and the U.K. with many selling out!
For 2020 and beyond, The Music Of Cream will hit the road with a new show and lineup. Honoring the original band’s landmark 1967 recording of Disraeli Gears, often considered Cream’s crowning achievement, concerts will feature the album performed in its entirety, followed by ‘Clapton Classics’ including hits like “Cocaine,” “Layla” “Crossroads,” and “Wonderful Tonight” along with other Cream hits and rarities that fans have been asking for.
The Music Of Cream continues to feature family members Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker) on drums and Will Johns (Eric Clapton’s nephew and son of Zeppelin/Stones engineer Andy) on guitar and vocals. The two will unite with master musicians Sean McNabb and Chris Shutters to deliver a concert that is second to none.
Along with the legendary music, the show features storytelling, photographs and integrated videos, many of which have not been seen before, so that even the most diehard fans are guaranteed a night to remember.
And with the recent passing of Ginger Baker, The Music of Cream looks forward to sharing
Cream’s incomparable music with fans, new and old, to keep the trio’s legacy alive.
KOFI BAKER - GINGER'S SON
Drums & Vocals
As the son of the legendary Ginger Baker. Kofi has a name synonymous with drumming excellence. He first performed live with Ginger on the iconic BBC TV show. The Old Grey Whistle Test, proving at 6 years of age that he had inherited his dad's talents
Kofi has played drums behind Jack Bruce and Steve Marriott and as half of a poly-rhythmic powerhouse with his father across Europe and the US over the years. More recently Kofi has played and toured with Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath). Vinnie Moore (UFO), Glen Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) Rick Derringer, Corky Laing and Robben Ford.
His own albums include Lost City and Abstract Logic, with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane. More info at www.kofibaker.com
WILL JOHNS - ERIC'S NEPHEW
Guitar & Vocals
Eric Clapton encouraged his nephew (by marriage to Pattie Boyd) to play the guitar from an early age. This provided an auspicious start for Will, who is also the son of legendary recording engineer & producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix), and nephew of fellow legendary producer Glyn Johns, (The Who, Eric Clapton, The Eagles), The Beatle George Harrison (Aunty Pattie's first husband) and Mick Fleetwood as uncles made a huge impact on the Will's musical career.
Will has performed with Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce, Dennis Chambers. Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman. He has released three solo albums. 'Count on Me', 'Hooks & Lines' and 'Something Old, Something New'. The latter gained multiple awards and nominations in The British Blues Awards. More info at: www.willjohns.com
Bass & Vocals
Sean McNabb is a multi-talented, virtuoso bassist singer (and actor) - a veteran of the LA music scene. With over 40 Albums in his discography. He has played with the likes of Quiet Riot. Dokken, Montrose. Bobby Kimball, Edgar Winter. David Garfield and Don Felder.. to name but a few.
Sean has toured in support of Kiss, The Scorpions, Ozzy Osborne and James Brown. He recently paired up with Kofi Baker hosting a Rock & Roll fantasy camp where the idea to work together on this 2020 MOC show was crystallized.
Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
A two-time National Blues Champion, songwriter and producer Chris Shutters has spent the last two decades creating, recording, and performing muzz around the globe. With eight world tours under his belt and three studio albums, he has been a long-time collaborator with our drummer, Kofi Baker.
Integrating Cream and Clapton material into our new Chow for 2020 made Chris the obvious choice to augment our stellar line-up