Victor Brox

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Victor Brox live at Jacksons Pit in 2012

Victor Brox (born 5 May 1941, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English blues musician from Manchester, England. He attended William Hulme's Grammar School where he played trombone in the school cadet force band. Brox plays a variety of musical instruments including horns, keyboards and guitar, as well as performing vocals.

He has been described by Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner as their favourite white blues singer,[1] and wrote the anthemic song "Warning" on Black Sabbath's first album.[2] Though continuing to perform with the Victor Brox Blues Train, he is most widely known for his performance as Caiaphas on the original recording of Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and for his collaborations.[3]

He has worked with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, Charlie Mingus, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Aynsley Dunbar, Graham Bond, Alexis Korner, John Mayall, Country Joe McDonald, Peter Bardens, Keith Moon and Dave Wood.

He was the lead singer of The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation in which he also played keyboards (usually the organ), and sometimes the cornet.

He appeared as a "look-alike" of Leonardo da Vinci in the film Ever After (uncredited, 1998).

He was still on the road playing pubs with locally recruited musicians in Spring 2022.

His daughter Kyla Brox is also a blues musician.


  1. ^ Victor Brox, Retrieved March 2011
  2. ^ "The Blues legend 'born' in a Droylsden schoolroom".
  3. ^ Victor Brox, Retrieved March 2011

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