T-Rex recently had a chance to meet two exceptional guitarists – Robbie McIntosh and Scott McKeon – when they performed with Tom Jones in Odense, Denmark. We weren’t disappointed either to see some T-Rex on stage during the show.
After the gig, we learned that Robbie’s been using the T-Rex Replica since Day One, and he really loves its brown vintage sound. Robbie was a member of The Pretenders from 1982 until 1987. In 1988, he started doing session work for Paul McCartney, which eventually led to his joining the ex-Beatle’s band full-time. A well-regarded session player, Robbie now divides his time between studio work and performing – both with the Robbie McIntosh Band and with John Mayer, Tom Jones and other top names.
Scott McKeon, who’s worked with everyone from Bootsy Collins and Zigaboo Modeliste to Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa, hasn’t added a T-Rex pedal to his board yet – but we’re working on him! As a celebrated producer and artist in his own right (his second album, Trouble, was released on Mascot Rovogue Records in March), Scott was keen on seeing the latest “secret weapons” from T-Rex, and took a special interest in our Replay Box stereo delay.
We had a great time talking to both these fine guitarists, but you know what? We enjoyed hearing them play even more! The band was simply on fire and so was Tom Jones – making the whole hot affair a night to remember.