Watch Winwood Play “Higher Love” at the Coronation Concert
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Steve Winwood, renowned for his solo career and time with bands Traffic and Blind Faith, was part of the lineup for the Coronation Concert honoring King Charles of England.
On Sunday night, the concert was held at Windsor Castle. Winwood delivered an energetic rendition of his popular song “Higher Love.” Accompanied by a choir and a full symphony, he captivated an audience of over 20,000 fans, while millions more watched the event on TV and online streaming platforms.
The concert also featured performances by notable artists like Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, and unexpectedly, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog from the Muppets.
From Hiatus to Spotlight
The performance at the Coronation Concert marked only the second public gig for Winwood in about four years. His previous appearance occurred in 2022 when he surprised the audience by joining the Staks Band for three songs during a festival set in Oxfordshire, England.
Before the Coronation Concert, Winwood’s last full concert occurred in 2019. He had plans to tour with Steely Dan in 2020, rescheduled for 2021. Unfortunately, those tour dates had to be canceled due to the pandemic. As of now, Winwood has not announced any new concerts following the cancellation of his Steely Dan tour.
Interestingly, Winwood has a connection to the royal family beyond his recent performance. In 2011, his daughter Mary-Clare Winwood wed Ben Elliot, a multimillionaire businessman and the nephew of Camilla, the newly crowned monarch. This familial link makes Winwood’s involvement with the Coronation Concert even more intriguing.
Check out his performance in the video below.