Phil Bates – Up Close and Personal
Ex-frontman of ELO PT2, Trickster and Atlantic
Phil Bates has a connection with ELO that goes back to the 1970s as his band Trickster supported ELO on their 1978 Spaceship Tour. Phil then became a member of ELO Part 2 and toured the world.
‘Up Close and Personal’ sees Phil solo, playing reimaginings of ELO, Beatles, Trickster, Atlantic, classic songs from the extensive pop/rock/blues songbook, and songs from some of Phil’s favourite songwriters – Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Gerry Rafferty, Keb Mo, Ry Cooder …… plus a smattering of blues, and a soupćon of Celtic.
Plus, some talking about 56 years of Phil Bates musical history ….. if anyone wants to hear an old fart talking about ‘the good old days’
Doors open at 7pm
Music from 8-11:30pm
Tickets: £10 + booking fee