Brian Howe (Former Singer of Bad Company) // Interview 1
Aug 19th, 2010
Category: 7Flags Event Center, Bad Company, Brian Howe, Des Moines, Interviews
Prior to his performance in Des Moines, Brian Howe was kind enough to give me a call. Check out our interview above, where we talk about his career, the music industry, funny tour stories, and his new album, Circus Bar. Photos by Mike Bandow from Howe’s show in Des Moines on 8/7/10.
We asked Mike to write us up a review of the show. Sounds like a lot of fun! Peep it below:
Brian Howe Rocks the 7Flags Event Center in Des Moines
Review and Photos by Mike Bandow – www.mikebandow.com
Brian Howe came to Des Moines and really rocked the house! This was another killer show for $20 bucks. There really wasn’t that many people there, I’d guess about 1,000 -give or take.
This was my first show at the 7 Flags Center. The sound seemed to be right on, but the lights in there are in need of an update. The band consists of Brian Howe (vocals ), Dean Aicher (guitar), Miguel Gonzalez (bass), and Matt Brown (drums). The whole band was very energetic and moved about the stage interacting well with the crowd. The band is really tight too.
Brian was in top form and sounds great! I had forgotten how many hits Bad Company had with Brian. He covered them all including Holy Water, No Smoke Without A Fire, If You Needed Somebody, and more.
I was pleasantly surprised to see him do older Bad Co. songs from the Paul Rodgers era such as Bad Company, Feel Like Makin’ Love, and Rock ‘ N ‘ Roll Fantasy. One girl threw her bra at Brian; that was cool!
He paraded around the stage with it briefly. Brian invited a few girls up on stage to dance for one song, which that made their night. At one point in the show, Brian announced that someone had helped himself/herself to his personal bottle of rum taken from the backstage area. He was not happy, and had no qualms voicing his opinion about the matter to the entire audience in between songs!
The crowd seemed sympathetic about his loss, and the show continued! It wasn’t me Brian!
He played a really long set. I’m guessing it was close to 2 hours. The crew was really cool too, letting me take photos all night. I got to meet him briefly after the show and he couldn’t have been a nicer guy! Awesome show!