Gig: Phil Bates – Liverpool Marina – 04 Feb 2011

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011

Phil Bates
Liverpool Marina
Friday, February 4th 2011

(doors: 8pm, show starts: 8.45pm)

Phil Bates is a guitarist/singer/songwriter of exceptionable ability. His impressive pedigree includes being a key member of ELO Part 2 for six years, whom he rejoined in 2007, after extensive work in Germany and a stint with Bev Bevan’s Move. He has played alongside an impressive array of artistes including Duane Eddy, Black Sabbath, Robert Plant, Paul Carrack and Billy Ocean, appearing on many major stages of the world – not least, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall.

As a solo performer, Phil boasts enviable versatility, mixing excellent original material with highly inventive versions of songs by a diverse range of composers encompassing Robert Johnson, Hendrix, Lennon & McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan. But all of his arrangements reflect his love and mastery of traditional blues roots music and never fail to enthral and delight his audiences in equal measure. The combination of Phil’s artistry and the wonderful ambience of the Marina promises to produce another magical evening.

For more information on Phil Bates, please visit www.phil-bates.co.uk

Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool L3 4BP.
Tickets for the concert (£10 each) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or by email to johnswelsh@hotmail.com. Please visit www.johnnysbluesclub.co.uk for details of forthcoming gigs at Liverpool Marina and Garston Royal British Legion.

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