Denny Laine and the Moody Wing Band to perform Jan. 10 in Old Saybrook
Denny Laine and his band, the Moody Wing Band, are performing at The Kate in Old Saybrook on Jan. 10.
Laine was inducted on April 14 into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a co-founding member of the Moody Blues, and is included in the recent release of the Wings box set.
Laine, a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, has enjoyed a lengthy and wide-ranging career since joining the Moody Blues in 1964 and singing lead vocal on the band’s worldwide smash, “Go Now.” Laine moved on to form the band, Balls, with the Move’s Trevor Burton and then joined Ginger Baker’s post-Cream band, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, performing on the band’s first two albums.
In 1971, Paul McCartney tapped Laine to be his right-hand man in Wings. Denny played guitar, keys and sang with the band until it’s breakup in 1981. He co-wrote with McCartney the worldwide hit, “Mull of Kintyre,” which reached #1 in the UK in 1977 and has since been covered by numerous artists.
Laine is a four-time Grammy nominee, having won two Grammys, in 1979 with Wings for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song, “Rockestra Theme,” and in 1974 with Wings for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus for “Band on the Run.”
Since leaving Wings in 1981, Laine has had a prolific solo career, recording and releasing 12 solo albums and continuing to tour the world to great acclaim with his own band.