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Brian Auger

An English jazz and rock keyboardist, who has specialized in playing the Hammond organ.

A jazz pianist, bandleader, session musician and Hammond B3 player, Auger has played or toured with artists such as Rod Stewart, Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix,etc.

In 1965 Auger formed the group The Steampacket, along with Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Vic Briggs and Rod Stewart.

Keyboard player, formed "Trinity" with Julie Driscal in 1964,the band
breaking up in 1970.

In 1970 he formed Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, shortly after abandoning the abortive "Wassenaar Arrangement".

In the mid seventies joined the "Average White Band".

In 1989, Auger was musical director for the thirteen-part film retrospective series "Villa Fantastica", made for German TV.

Auger toured with blues rocker Eric Burdon in the early 1990s, and recorded the album Access All Areas: Live with him in 1993.

The Oblivion Express name was revived with a 2005 recording and subsequent touring.

Information about Brian Auger can be found at the above web address.

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