ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? are now in their 24th year, and during that time they have become widely regarded as one of the best tribute shows on the circuit.
Guitarist John Campbell bears more than just a passing resemblance to Jimi, and has drawn upon many years of playing in different bands and exploring various styles to perfect his ‘Hendrix’ persona. When he plays his Strat behind his head and with his teeth, it brings a smile to the face of even the most finicky Hendrix fan.
As with any three-piece rock band the rhythm section provides the all-important foundation which allows John to improvise freely.
After 23 years together, Kevin O’Grady (drums) decided to retire from playing in late 2019. We’d like to thank Kev for his contribution and laughs, and wish him all the best for the future.
In December 2019, we welcomed Phil Carter into the fold and look forward to the next chapter of Are You Experienced? We’re sure that he will put his stamp on our sound.
Audience participation is always welcomed at gigs, and John inviting the ladies on stage to join the band for “Foxy Lady” has become an almost legendary part of their stage show.
The band like to throw in some of Jimi’s lesser-known album tracks as well as the favourites to help keep the die hard fans happy, but if you’re a Jimi Hendrix fan, there’s something for everyone.
The band are proud to be playing the timeless music of JIMI HENDRIX, providing some nostalgic moments for those lucky people who actually witnessed Jimi in the flesh and recreating some of the magic for a new and eager audience.
“Wow!. . . . I mean WOW!” ~ Darren Redick – Planet Rock DJ
“John has the whole Jimi vibe going on.” ~ Keith Altham – PR to The Stars
“Unnerving accuracy!” ~ Guitarist Magazine
“The sound that came from his guitar was genuine talent.” ~ Sunday Telegraph Magazine