The 2000's

The turn of the century saw no let up for Cliff with a new generation of fans enjoying his soulful music. Over the past few years he has toured with The Manfreds, Alan Price, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Chip Hawkes, The Animals, Zoot Money, Dave Dee and Colin Blunstone to name but a few. He has also gained a new lease of life in Denmark where he is currently a regular fixture touring with Brian Poole and Danish 60's star Peter Belli. Further shows are also being lined up with The New Amen Corner, Chris Andrews and a Joe Meek Fest starring some of Joe Meek's biggest stars.

2001 saw Cliff release a brand new CD Loud and Clear with re-recordings of his old hits and several brand new songs. In 2005 the original Rebel Rousers got together for a reunion as pictured above.

Left to Right are Ben Jordan (Bass), Ricky Winters (Drums), Sid Phillips (Sax/Piano), Mick Currel (Guitar), Cliff Bennett, Mick Boarer (Guitar) with Alfie James (Drums) and Frank Allen (Bass) in the front row.

Cliff was honoured to receive a call from Ian Gillan, lead singer of Deep Purple, inviting him to take part on his "Gillan's Inn" album released in 2006. Mr Gillan has always made it well known that Cliff was a huge influence very early on in his career and was particularly keen for him to take part in this project.

2015 will see the band reforming for exclusive dates in the UK and Europe with founder members Cliff Bennett on Vocals, Sid Phillips on Sax and Bobby Thompson on Bass with Darren Bazzoni on Drums and 80's/90's Rebel Rouser Mark Lundquist on Lead Guitar.