Bob Fridzema, Glenn Hughes / King King / Joanne Shaw Taylor

Bob Fridzema keyboard player interview

Bob Fridzema has had quite the career already, marked by collaborations with a wide array of artists, including Glenn Hughes, Walter Trout, Bernie Marsden, and King King, among others. We cover a lot of this plus delve into other aspects of Bob’s work, including a quick studio tour that features some great vintage gear.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Bob’s musical childhood

Early love for boogie woogie piano

Bob in action with Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake)

First exposure to Hammond organs

Hammond L100 organ

Bob in action with Glenn Hughes at the Whisky A Go Go in 2024

Bob Fridzema, Mike Mangan and Lachy Doley – the Glenn Hughes keyboard player ‘secret society’

Getting the gig with Glenn Hughes

Learning Glenn’s setlist and the first rehearsal

Bob in action with Walter Trout

Bob’s Blues inspirations

Bob with Joanne Shaw Taylor 2018

Working with Bernie Marsden

Bob with Bernie Marden

Bob on Hammond B3 with Christine Baird – Alone Tonight

Bob’s approach as a teacher of skilled, motivated students

Bob in action with King King at Wembley Arena

Bob with Glenn Hughes – Might Just Take Your Life

Tag a Keyboard Player: Mike Hicks, Michael Bluestein

Desert Island Discs: Love Me Papa – Luther Allison, Plays Mac Rebennack – Dr John, Live at Berkeley – Jimi Hendrix, Bad Influence – Robert Cray, In Session – Koko Taylor (bootleg)

Cover photo via Bob’s Instagram and the amazing Philip Verhaege

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