My father was not an active musician himself, but he always encouraged me in my passion for the steel guitar, and often drove me around to gigs before I was able to do so myself. He also built me a…Read more
BJ COLE: PEDAL STEEL
‘BENDING NOTES LIKE TOFFEE’
In a career stretching back to the mid-Sixties, BJ’s recording credits read like a who’s who’ of music. He has carved an outstanding reputation as the supreme innovator on the pedal steel; adapting it across numerous genres of music.
His uniquely eclectic style of playing first made an impact on the British music scene in the early 1970's. His iconic performance on Elton John's classic 'Tiny Dancer' put him in place as the go-to pedal steel player for numerous major artists and bands who desired his unique sound on their tracks. READ MORE
"Best Pedal Steel player in the World I'd say .." Sting
BJ Cole with Dave Eastoe
RELEASE DATE SEPT 2020
After a career in music of over 50 years in which he has explored every stylistic nook and cranny; where has BJ Cole left to go to find something new to say in music?
Well, back to his roots of course To his passion for the lyricism of Hank Marvin’s guitar, Santo & Johnny’s ’Sleepwalk’ and the music of the Hawaiian Islands. The sounds that ignited his musical flame.
Black Midi with BJ Cole
BJ Cole recently played on 3 tracks for their new album. They invited him to come and play at the only London gig on their current tour.