Nine Below Zero
35 years of British Blues!
For three decades Nine Below Zero have delivered an explosive
mix of blues & rock in live performances that never
fail to leave their audiences illuminated and exhausted.
The definitive line-up of this tightest of live bands
has been in place for eighteen years, and they play with
a discipline that only experience & confidence brings.
After thousands of shows together, this incendiary on-stage
chemistry has enabled Nine Below Zero to sell-out venues
all over Europe.
Denny Greaves, the band's front-leader is supported by the rhythm session of Brian Bethell (bass) and Micky Burney (drums) following by the unique harmonica of Mark
Feltham. Since January 2001 Mark has been back
playing with Nine Below Zero needless to say anyone who
knows the band will be aware of his history, himself and
Dennis being the founder members of the band.
Live, this combination is lethal, hammering and nailing
the big R'n'B sound to the floor of many a famous stage.
It is not unusual for the band to sell out big clubs weeks
The six albums Nine Below Zero recorded for A&M,
Warner Music and EMI between
1979 and 1995 brought chart success and media attention.
However, in 1997 the band decided to take control of
their own affairs, and have since quietly built their
own Zed Records into a solid business,
releasing four albums and two DVD’s in the process.
Formed in South London in 1977, they won their place on
the main London circuit two years later, storming usually
complacent venues like Dingwalls, The Music Machine and The
Rock Garden with a rip-roaring of Blues and R&B.
Suddenly there was life in the old Blues horse yet! A new
dynamic life! There was vigour, there was spontaneity,
there was enthusiasm, there was ....... Nine Below Zero.
As the band embarked on a frighteningly intensive gig
schedule, the stirrings grew and word spread across the
nation, over the Channel to Europe and beyond. People like Canned
Heat, Dr Feelgood and The Blues Band wanted to
know about NBZ, offered them supports and so the reputation
swelled, at the same rate as the crowds until they were
a headlining band in their own right.
As time went by however it soon became clear that their
contemporary and energetic performance of cover versions,
was merely a starting point for their own ideas to emerge
with a vibrant solid sound that is finally and indisputably
The real story began with Dennis Greaves,
nine years old and already wise to musicians like John
Mayall and B.B. King via an uncles record collection. His
interest grew, and by the time of his final year at school,
he had a bass guitar and amp. In the time honoured “Rock
n Roll” tradition "School work just
stopped.... I was in the music room all the time trying
to play this thing".
His perseverance paid off and Dennis formed a band with
a couple of mates, switched to lead guitar and "made
a lot of noise". They only ever played one gig
and that was at a wedding reception.
His next band faired slightly better, they were accepted
for a handful of pub bookings but a staple diet of Bad
Company and Led Zeppelin proved too much for Dennis, so
he left taking with him bassist Pete Clark.
Together the pair set about forming a band to play the
music closest to their hearts. They recruited a school
friend, Kenny Bradley on drums, as well
as one of their teachers for vocals, who dropped out shortly
They still needed a harmonica player and someone gave Dennis
the number of a bloke called Mark Feltham,
so he telephoned him and discovered that they only lived
a few doors from each other in Tulse Hill. They arranged
to have a blow and Mark, who has only previously practised
in his bedroom, was immediately accepted into “Stans
It was the fledgling Nine Below Zero.
The year was 1977 and the mood was Punk but the band had
no intention of succumbing to fashion, even though the
record companies were busily signing everything they saw
with spiky hair and studs. They wanted to do it their way,
no compromises. Ironically, the spirit of punk had it's
helpful effects, Dennis harnessing it's "hell
for leather" energy into the music of Stans Blues
To say that they were playing New Wave R&B wouldn't
be far off the mark.
Consequently, they found themselves acceptable to certain
elements of the punk audience, and in demand locally from
their earliest days. They began playing regularly at pubs
like the "Thomas A Beckett" in
the Old Kent Road, the "Apples and Pears" in
Bermondsey and the "Clock House" in
Clapham. It was a time of apprenticeship.
The first real breakthrough came when Dingwalls offered
them a gig in January 1979, impressed by a tape that the
band had recorded at the "Apples and Pears" and
sent to various influential venues. From then on "Stans
Blues Band" were playing in all the right
venues in London and it was round the end of that year
that there occurred the most significant event of all.
A musician named Mickey Modern walked
into the "Thomas A Beckett", saw and loved the
band and instantly decided to manage them, fed up with
his own recording career, he saw in management the opportunity
to be creative in a new and exciting way.
Wisely he persuaded them to stop calling themselves "Stans
Blues Band"; they became "Nine
Below Zero", a name which carried the blues
flavour that Dennis was so anxious to preserve.
Within a couple of weeks Mickey had them in the studio
recording a demo that included four tracks which would
materialise in the New Year on the Pack Fair and
He found them a recording deal with A&M Records,
who put out the EP themselves after the initial 3000 released
by the band sold out. (Released on Mickey's own label through
A&M called M&L Records - if you've still got one
of these keep it very safe as it's worth a fortune!)
Mickey demanded that they played more gigs and so the band
gave up their day jobs and started playing any and every
gig they could, seven nights a week, for weeks on end.
Oddly enough, without having a hit record, the tracks from
the EP were played almost every day for weeks, putting
NBZ firmly on the map. All this took A&M completely
by surprise, Derek Green ( then MD with
A&M) said "the exposure the band got never
turned into real sales. I still can't say why now".
In March 1980 Mickey "Stix" Burkey gave up his
day job and stepped in behind the drum kit to replace Kenny
Bradley who had been finding the increasing demands
of NBZ that bit too hectic. Stix knew the band, having
previously supported them with a group called "Spoof
Order". "I thought I'd like to play
in NBZ when I first saw them" he recalls. A happy
turn of events.
The band reached another milestone on July 16th 1980, when
they recorded their first album Live at the Marquee,
an exciting and vivid representation of the band as they
were at that time. (Produced by Mickey, it still sells
healthily today and is asked for by people all over Europe)
And so they went on tour to promote it.
Three months later they headlined the Hammersmith
Odeon with special guest Alexis Korner.
The whole of 1980 was one long relentless tour for the
band, they can remember having only one week off, but the
endless slog was paying off and their continued advancement
1981 - 1989
January 1981 bought recording sessions
for their second album Don't point your finger -
their first studio album and a major progression.
It featured nine tracks written by members of the band
as opposed to only three on their debut set and combined
songs of loyal blues, thrust with several more uncharacteristic
ompositions, notably "You can't please all the
People all the Time", a robust number with an
infectious chorus that pointed to a taste of things to
come. Derek Green bought in Glyn
Johns (him of Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones
fame) who was at that time a staff producer.
Glyn made a great job of the album. In twelve days it was
finished and released within two months. The album entered
the charts twice, remaining there in all for about five
weeks. Through Glyn the band were exposed to The
Who and Kenney Jones came down
to the studio. He loved what he heard and promptly asked Pete
Townsend to give NBZ the support slot on The Who
tour. The same thing happened with Ray Davies and
so they went on tour with The Kinks .
In their quest for musical perfection, NBZ decided to look
for a new bass player and with much regret had to say goodbye
to Pete Clark in June 1981 and set about auditioning 50
Brian Bethall was the second and they
knew that they would go back to him with their offer, impressed
firstly by the fact that he did not look like a musician
and secondly by his confident and imaginative playing.
This had been an eventful year for the band and still in
their early twenties they were still as enthusiastic and
as excited as they ever were. They had made appearances
on the "Old Grey Whistle Test",
the "South Bank Show" and further on up the road
their legendary appearance on the very first "Young Ones".
Together with supports to The Who and The Kinks under their belts the band
certainly proved that they could kick with the best of them.
Nine Below Zero recorded an album at Glyn John's
studio in West Sussex but Glyn never allowed the band to
stay the night and so they had to drive 100 miles a day.
This had an odd effect on the relationship so things never
really got off the ground and the album was shelved. Mind
you, 11+11 was written as an epitaph and
was re-recorded later.
Third Degree was probably the most under-rated
of all the albums that NBZ made. It contained the classic
track "11+11" and was produced by Simon
Boswell, who was a very influential part of
the band's learning curve. "11+11" should
have been a monster hit but somehow either it was miss-timed
or bad luck took a hand. The disappointment had a knock
on effect and the band split.
Dennis moved into the Truth for the remainder
of the eighties and Mark, having earned a high reputation
entered the session world with high regard and quickly
got himself established with Rory Gallagher. Brian continued
playing and eventually found himself playing with the "Blow
Monkeys". Stix ended up in management and equipment
1990 - 1991
The year is 1990 and after some serious persuasion from
various sources a 10th Anniversary gig is announced at
the Town and Country Club in October.
Was the NBZ flag still flying? The gig sold out and another
gig was announced. Gerry McAvoy and Brendan
O'Neill were leaving Rory Gallagher's band and
they intended to form their own but through Mark Feltham
they heard that Dennis was trying out Drums and Bass players
for the new NBZ. So a blow was arranged and worked a treat.
The packed houses at the Town and Country witnessed the
same energy, excitement and fervour that blew their minds
a decade ago. NBZ were back and the public greeted them
with open arms.
A short tour in December followed taking them out of London
and showing the band that they were wanted nationwide.
At the same time Derek Green, now of China
Records, came, saw and wanted to be involved.
In early 1991 5 songs were demo-ed and played to China
Records. China said Go with an album and On the
Road Again a significant and apt title was recorded
and released in April 1991. Touring continued establishing
NBZ again in the UK and earning them high regard in Europe.
Tour followed tour in '91. NBZ were back .
1992 - 1993
It was sad to have to say goodbye to Mark early in '92
due to health problems but a new harmonica player called Alan
Glen quickly filled the gap. He first came to
light in 1985 when he won the Hohner Harmonica Player of
the Year. Alan had also played with B.B. King, Johnny Winter
and Albert Collins. And so the touring continued, and another
album called Off the Hook was released
again on China Records, inviting rave reviews. Then they
supported Sting on his 1993 European tour,
things were going pretty well.
1994 - 1995
What a year 1994 was for NBZ, a full book of dates and
good record sales. Little did they know that their reputation
had reaches the ears of Eric Clapton and
he loved what he heard. Suddenly they were invited to join
Eric at the Royal Albert Hall, playing
the whole twelve nights and going down a storm. In the
audience on one of those nights sat Sting, he loved the
band so much he bought them! That night he signed NBZ to
his newly formed record company Panagea Records distributed
through A&M. Word got round and Ray Davies,
a long time NBZ fan booked them for his tour of Britain
including Wembley Arena. Brian
May came in with six shows across Britain on his
October and November 1994 saw the band gigging all over
America and Canada with Allanah Miles and Alvin
Lee promoting their U.S. album "Hot
Music for A Cold Night" . In 1995 Alan Glen
left the band, due to the heavy touring commitments and
his place was filled by Billy Boy from
Ireland who had supported the band on one of their gigs
over there. March 1996 saw the release of their next album Ice
Station Zero, tracks co-written with Nik
Kershaw and Russ Ballard and
great self-penned maximum R&B titles. This album was
the best thing they had done up to this point. Later that
year they got an invitation from Bruce Willis to
play with him at Planet Hollywood in London,
what an experience that turned out to be.
1996 saw them touring heavily with Billy to help get him
accustomed to the work load required by Nine Below Zero
and they got to headline many festivals in Europe and at
last they got the chance to headline the Colne
British Blues Festival that summer.
1997 - 1998
1997 saw the band form their own record company called Zed
Records and their first release was an album
called Covers which had four reversible
covers and was not full of cover songs as some people
thought. This album was received well and guitarist magazines
even interviewed Dennis. There was a bizarre start to
1998, a tour of Bangladesh working with the British
Council, this was an eye opener. The band took
their task as ambassadors and blues representatives very
well and made a lot of friends. Even in Dacca people
want to learn how to play Hideaway like Freddie King.
In this same year the band started work on the Refrigerator album
and did a single for the first National Curry Day with
an Indian Artist called Bappi Lahri.
1999 - 2001
1999 was the year the band successfully negotiated with
A&M to license their back catalogue to Zed
Records, culminating with the release of "Live
at the Marquee" on CD for the first time
in October 1999. Also they finished recording and mixing
the Refrigerator album. That takes us
to its release in January 2000 and a whole year booked
touring the album that has eleven self-penned songs and
has been critically acclaimed by Mojo Magazine. The year
2000 also saw them celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live
at the Marquee at the Thomas a Beckett where
they started their career. Mark Feltham played both nights
and it was electrifying and hot.
Don't Point Your Finger was released
in September 2000 and Third Degree is
released in early 2001. This sees the completion of the
A&M years released on CD and takes us nicely to the
present with more tours booked and more releases on Zed
2001, and Mark Feltham had rejoined Nine Below Zero after
the success of the Thomas a Beckett concerts in London.
The old band were back together again and concert tours,
festival appearances, and radio interviews,etc started
too flow in.
2002 - 2003
Nine Below Zero worked nonstop for the best part of the
next seventeen months,when it was decided that a brand
new DVD of the band performing live just had to be released,
and so it was that in May 2002 The On The Road
Again DVD was filmed and recorded in Wilbarston,
England. Interviews, and a full two hour concert was now
recorded for ever on celluloid.
The Band had made it clear to people close at hand, that
they had been toying with the idea of one day, releasing
an acoustic record, a sort of unplugged Nine Below Zero.
So with this the guys set off to deepest Hampshire in England
to record the wonderful Chilled record.
The record was made over two weeks with NBZ and Stephen
Paul McCartney and Pretenders guitarist Robbie McIntosh added
some background guitar to Dennis Greaves already weeping blues guitar.
Nine Below then set off around Europe to take Chilled to
the people, and rave reviews followed them on the exausting
touring schedule they had embarked upon.
The year of 2004 was a big year for the guys, as they
fulfilled the dream of playing one of Europes greatest
blues festivals, Pistoia Blues, in Italy,
Dennis and John Mayall chatted away backstage,
with Alvin Lee and Steve Winwood,
as Santana headlined the following night.
NBZ were to later meet up again with Mayall on
the BANGOL blues festival in France.
One more project had to be completed before the guys could
move on into 2005 and that was with the making of a truly
analogue blues record,where the guys literally took of
thier hats to some of the great blues artists they had
loved so much.
The record was recorded in Konk studios London,
owned by Mr Ray Davies of the Kinks and
he would regularly pop in to see his old mate Dennis to
see how the project was going.
The record was aptly named Hats Off, and
yet again, the band took off with Contributors Ben
Waters and Pete Wingfield on
the shows around Europe.
...And one of the
highlights of the year was a two times sold out show of
the 100 club in
Oxford street in London. Mr Pete Wingfield of
the Everly Brothers and Albert Lee fame,
became such good mates with the band that he is the kind
of 5th member now when the situation warrants some blues
The Guys took in Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Croatia
in 2005 to take the blues to places that had been starved
for so long due to depressed economy over a long and bitter
war. NBZ made many friends in the Baltic states in 2005
and are now Truly international, by any strech of the imagination.
Nine Below Zero
film two acoustic concerts at Rheged in
Lancashire, UK. The results are worked on over many months
to produce the DVD Bring It On Home,
and including a live CD, which has by now become a tradition
of the band.
Bring It On Home is eventually released
in the autumn of 2007 after a successful but exhausting
summer festival season. Rave reviews for the DVD followed,
along with a sold out G.A.S. tour. On one of the dates
to promote Bring It On Home, Gary Moore sits in with
The year starts
in fine fashion, with the band being asked by special
request to open the show for the legendary Chuck
Berry at The 100 Club on Oxford
Street. The band also starts work on a forthcoming original
Never Too Late!, the
first collection of new songs since Refrigerator. In between
recording sessions, the band plays a string of festival
dates, including The
Colne British Blues Festival.
The band prepares
to release It's Never Too
Late, while taking in shows across the UK and
Europe. The band also start working towards a special
concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release
of their debut album, Live At the Marquee.
arrives and a chance meeting with Glenn Tillbrook from Squeeze results in an offer to record a new record that Dennis and Mark had been busy writing all year, the offer was gladly accepted and the band go into 45 RPM studios in London to record the highly acclaimed and self-penned 'It's Never Too Late' tours followed in wider Europe and Jools Holland and Paul Jones ask the band to guest on their shows.
With the critical acclaim of It's Never Too Late ringing in the bands ears they are approached by Glenn Tillbrook again, but this time to make a new record together under the name of the Co-operative. All is finished in July of 2011 and one track, The Lennon McCartney song "You Never Gave Me Your Money" is used on a Mojo magazine special celebrating the 40 year anniversary of the release of the Beatles record Abbey Road. The band play a selected few dates with Glenn as a taster for what will follow in 2012 as a mini tour.
The end of 2011 sees Gerry McAvoy play his last show for NBZ and pursue a new solo career.
sees the return of Brian Bethell who played on Third degree and who was a natural replacement. The band set off in January to take their music to the people who they call their extended family and kick off with shows in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
This was swiftly followed by two sell-out shows in London and one in Essex when we battled our way home over the Dartford Crossing ski slope in the worst snowstorm for many years.
A UK tour for us as The Co-operative with Glenn Tilbrook in his winnebago, great fun, including a side trip to Jodrell Bank for a look at some other stars. A show in France - just as we went on the heavens opened, a crack of thunder and lightning, horizontal rain on stage, CANCELLED! ANNULE! We leapt stright back in the van and hit the tunnel at Calais by brekkietime...straight to Cornbury Festival for a super afternoon appearance. It was raining there too, but magically cleared up as we took to the stage. That Mr Cameron was wellied up, he must know something about something. Shepherd's Bush Empire with Los Lonely Boys, another rain-soaked festival in East London Nine Below Zero - they can make it rain - or even make it stop! Some festivals in Italy, fly in-fly out, some more shows in Sweden and UK, a great season for us!
Universal released a new version of Live At The Marquee in September, complete with bonus tracks and a never-before-seen DVD of the band playing at the world-famous Wardour Street club. Outstanding! Big shout to our friend and fan Johnny Chandler for his hard work on that! Two-week French tour with Dr Feelgood and Eddie And The Hotrods, hilarious fun! We toured the UK till Christmas, promoting the Marquee err product (man).
After a well-earned break the band toured Germany for two weeks in March, more snow! More touring through April and May, including a week in Scotland, another snowstorm! Then the festival season again - Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, France, Switzerland and UK. Highlights still to come include Weyfest and Colne Blues Festival in August. And Universal are set to release Don't Point Your Finger AND Third Degree (with the previously unreleased version we cut with producer Glyn Johns). Keep on truckin'!
Nine Below Zero now enter their 35th year together and are just as vibrant and unpredictably brilliant as they have always been. 2013 is going to be a great year for the band, they hope to see you somewhere soon in a town near you.
2014 kicked off with Nine Below Zero celebrating 35 years with a 22 date UK tour with The Stranglers.
Universal Music Group then went onto re-released two critically acclaimed A&M studio albums from the 1980s and the band reformed classic Young Ones line-up for a special one-off UK tour.
The two classic albums, Don’t Point Your Finger and Third Degree were re-packaged, re-mastered and released through Universal Music earlier this year.
The band’s original drummer Mickey ‘Stix’ Burkey re-joined the band for the tour all trough the Autumn of 2014
Mickey and frontman Dennis Greaves co-wrote many of the songs on Don’t Point Your Finger and Third Degree.
Don’t Point Your Finger, originally released in 1981, was Nine Below Zero’s second album. Recorded in 12 days at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes and produced by the legendary Glyn Johns. Dennis says, “We were walking in the footsteps of some of the all-time greats. Led Zeppelin’s first album was recorded there, along with “Who’s Next” and “Beggars Banquet” by The Stones.
It was the most inspiring experience”. The double CD also includes a live performance recorded for the BBC Radio One’s In Concert series in 1981 at The Granary Club in Bristol.
Third Degree, originally released in 1982, included the single 11+11, which was performed on the first episode of cult TV show, The Young Ones. This album spent six weeks in the album chart. David Bailey, renowned photographer of The Beatles, The Stones and the Kray Twins (to name a few), took the photograph for the album front cover artwork.
Nine Below Zero originally recorded the album, again with Glyn Johns, at his studio in Sussex. However, with it’s raw sound, A&M wanted to hear the album with a more clynical production and the band went on to re-record it with producer Simon Boswell. Now available for the first time, Johns’ original recording will be available on the re-release along with the more familiar version of the album.
Dennis says “I think it will be interesting for fans to see how a series of songs can sound so different and how the production process affects the finished article”. At the end of 2014 Mark and Dennis entered the studio to start recording their first ever Duo Album. Having worked together for nearly 40 years this would be the start of a new venture for them.
2015 starts with Mickey Burkey rejoining Nine Below Zero.
Mickey played live with the band for the first time since the 80s in November 2012 at the 30th Anniversary gig in Islington. He has now rejoined the band on permanent basis to once again hook up with Brian Bethell, Mark Feltham and Dennis Greaves "the classic Young Ones line up."
They started the year with a run of dates with Bruce Foxton and From the Jam and an amazing performance at the Great British Rock and Blues Festival.
Mark and Dennis release their first ever work as a Duo, with the CD released in April 2015. They decided now was the right time to go out and perform the music that had inspired them at an early age.
As well as playing unplugged versions of well-known Nine Below Zero material, the duo will cover songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly.
"Mark and I are looking forward to getting up close with the audience who like us, are fans of the blues. As well as playing the songs, it will also be nice to talk about the artists who inspired so many of the great British blues bands of the 1960s, who in turn went on to inspire us”.
Dennis added “the rehearsals have been brilliant…. Some of the best ever. We are looking forward to playing this music live. To see Mark perform in this environment is truly a masterclass and it’s a little daunting for me, to be playing acoustic guitar…. No hiding behind the Marshall amp.'' - Dennis Greaves
Dennis GREAVES - guitar, voice
Mark FELTHAM - harp, voice
Brian BETHELL - bass, voice
Mickey BURNEY - drums, voice
To know more:
Nine Below Zero Duo - celebrate the Blues with Acoustic Tour!
LIVE AT THE MARQUEE (1980)
Il primo album della band registrato al Marquee club
di Londra in 2 calde notti d’estate del 1980
e ora è considerato uno dei migliori album in
circolazione, un classico.
YOUR FINGER (1981)
Questo è il primo album prodotto in studio sotto
l’orecchio vigilante di Glyn Jones registrato
in 12 magici giorni al Olympic Studios Barnes.
THIRD DEGREE (1982)
Tutte le canzoni di questo album sono scritte e prodotte
dalla band è sono state tutte usate per una
album è un classico blues.
Ritroviamo la versione favorita di “On The Road
Again”, e altre tracce live quali Cold Cruel
Heat, Kiddio e No More the Blues.
OFF THE HOOK(1992)
Questo secondo album prodotto da China Records è stato
registrato al Berry House da Curtis Schwartz, come
l’album On The Road Again.
ICE STATION ZEBRO (1996)
Questo album non fu mai prodotto in Gran Bretagna.
È caratterizzato da brani quali Loaded Gun e
One Foot in Heaven e altre meravigliose tracce quali
Down by the River, Little Russel St. and The Blues
Moved in When You Moved Out.
Un’altro album completamente
scritto dal gruppo con classiche canzoni quali “Go
Girl”, “Money or the Man”, “We
rock the house”.
Questo è il primo album unplugged della band,
contiene nuove canzoni, versioni rielaborate di vecchie
canzoni e qualche classica cover.
C’è qualcosa per ognuno in questo album.
HATS OFF (2004)
Il nuovo album dei Nine Below Zero include classiche
cover dove la band letteralmente prende il suo “hat’s
off” da molti dei suoi eroi.
BOTH SIDES OF
- CD - 2007)
La band aveva già pianificato la realizzazione
di questo album in coincidenza con il 30 anniversario
ma l'idea si è evoluta con la collaborazione
di Angel Air
Gli elementi che troverete in questo DVD sono stati
registrati nel 2007 al "The Rheghed"
Cumbria (UK) e il Cd è un prodotto live che
proviene da un estensivo tour in Serbia, Slovacchia,
Macedonia e Croatia del 2006.
BRING IT ON HOME (DVD
- CD - 2007)
Live Acustico registrato al Rheged in oltre due giorni
che mostra la speciale magia che i Nine creano con
il loro pubblico.
La band ha trascorso molto tempo attorno a questo progetto
creando speciali features e registrando anche il CD
che si trova all'interno.
Questo DVD è il loro primo progetto fuori dai
loro schemi, hanno voluto essere sicuri che fosse un
lavoro dai più alti standard.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE! (2010)
by Zed Records
12 tracce originali scritte da tutti i membri della
/ Breakin' Down / Hit the Spot / You're the Man
/ Little by little / The story of Nathan John
/ It's never too late / I'm so alone / Hit the
ground running / A Man out of you Fairweather
Friends / You.
A TO ZED - THE VERY BEST OF (2013)
by Zed Records
A To Zed - The Very Best Of covers the period from 1997 when the band formed their own record company.
It features 20 tracks and is their first digital only release.
It will include a newly recorded Christmas single and two previously unreleased tracks.
Love Supreme and Eye Candy were written around the time of the "It's Never Too Late" album but were not quite finished when it came to mastering.
The Christmas track "I Don't Want The Blues For Christmas" is a brand new song penned and recorded in 2013.
Nine Below Zero's Frontman Dennis Greaves said:
"Many people don't realise that the Christmas record tradition goes back many years.
It pre-dates The Beatles, as the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Lightnin' Hopkins and Leadbelly have all recorded Christmas songs.
So what we are doing is keeping up the tradition of giving Blues fans something special for Christmas."