FORMER Amen Corner guitarist and teen pin-up Andy Fairweather Low returns to Witham Public Halll with his band the Low Riders this Friday.

The son of a Welsh road sweeper burst on to the music scene in the late Sixties as a founding member of Amen Corner.

They had four successive UK top-ten hits, including the number-one single (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice in 1969.

The band split in 1970 and Andy went on to firm new band Fair Weather, leaving a year later to pursue a solo career.

In the late 1970s and 1980s he worked as a session musician for numerous artists, performing as a backing vocalist and guitarist on albums by Roy Wood, Leo Sayer, the Albion Band, and Gerry Rafferty.

He sang backing vocals on the album Who Are You by The Who, and played rhythm guitar on American guitar legend Joe Satriani's self-titled CD.

Andy has worked with Roger Waters since The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour of America in 1985, contributing to the albums Radio KAOS and Amused to Death.

He played guitar and bass on Roger Waters' all-star performance of The Wall – Live in Berlin in 1990, on the 1999-2002 In the Flesh world tour and on Waters' Dark Side of the Moon Live world tour in 2006.

He has played in Eric Clapton's backing band and toured extensively with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

He has also performed with Edie Brickell, Steve Gadd and Pino Palladino as the Gaddabouts.

In 2013, he opened Eric Clapton's European tour shows with his band the Lowriders and later that year the band released the album Zone-O-Tone.

Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders are at Witham on Friday, September 17, at 8pm.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £25.