Savoy Brown (primarily known as the Savoy Brown Blues Band) is a British blues band. It was formed and led by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in Battersea, South West London. Part of the 1960s blues rock movement, the band never attain a greater success in their country as they did in the United States where they promoted their albums with continues touring. The original band members consists of singer Bryce Portius, keyboardist Bob Hall, fellow guitarist Martin Stone, bassist Ray Chappell, drummer Leo Manning and harmonica player John O'Leary (he never appeared on record with the band). Bryce Portius was one of the original black blues musicians to be a part of a British rock band. This line-up was seen on the band's 1967 debut album "Shake Down" (a collection of blues covers). In 1968, two albums was released "Getting to the Point" and "Blue Matter".
The single "Train to Nowhere" was released with a great cahnges in lineup which include singer Chris Youlden (who with Simmons) take over most of songwriting duties for the band on "A Step Further" album that year. In 1960s and 1970s (later in that time), the band managed to enter the Billboard Hot 100. They become famous, maybe in their constant line-up changes, but in spite of this "Hellbound Train" in 1972 was a Top 40 album of theirs in the U.S. The British music magazine (NME) reported that Stan Webb was going to join the Savoy Brown which followed the disbanding of Chicken Shack.