Its the second of our monthly Introduces nights at Phase One and yet another fabulous pairing of Manc and Liverpool bands!
SAMURAI KIP :
Samurai Kip are a jazz/funk/soul inspired band from Liverpool. Mixing together a variety of concepts and feelings in a big musical mixing bowl and shooting it into your ears, forcing you to dance around like dyspraxic spider on roller skates.
Aidan Mcguire is on string-board and voice box, Jamie Lindberg is on big low guitar, Michael Lindberg is on bangy stick skins and Charlie Reed is on stretch flute/big trumpet.
Samurai Kip have released two singles so far and played a whole lot of Liverpool gigs which has built them up a strong and stable following.
PHIL JOHARI BAND :
“The acoustic blues-rock chords exemplify the storytelling nature of Phil Johari's song. The astral riff unravels to leave you in pure, undulated audio ecstasy with this melodic rock piece.” Reyt Good Magazine
Coming from the small Lancashire mill town of Burnley, Phil was edged into a life he didn’t want to live, full of things he didn’t want to do, except one thing - music.
With the guitar around his neck and a pen in his hand Phil found a way to communicate. Unrelenting and prolific in his songwriting Phil has amassed a large number of songs just waiting to be put down on record. He has already made a start with his debut EP “Autumn Falls”, a collection of stories that takes you from loss to finding the sun again. Always based on true life experience, Phil writes songs from the heart that can reach the listener in many ways.
“For me music should be big and bold. I see music in colour and paint in broad strokes. I write about feelings and feelings are huge. I believe music should reflect this. The scale of a feeling is almost impossible to comprehend but I think I come close. I sometimes feel like I throw the whole paint can at it.”
Phil’s approach to music has always been creative. At the age of 12 he picked up an old Dobro guitar and started writing songs before learning anyone else’s, making everything unique and fresh. This is a way of writing that persists today, though now his influences include Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Tom Petty and Eagles. Phil continues to strive for and achieve brand new melodies and often obscure but relatable subject matter for his songs. He is currently recording his debut album at Germanium studios, Manchester, working with the finest blues, country and jazz musicians in Manchester and beyond, yet continues to produce live recordings at every opportunity along the way.
With local festivals secured Phil aims to build on his achievements by releasing an album up to his own exacting standards, then performing those songs at every opportunity. Phil’s songs sound great on record but are written to be performed live.
Playing for this event are Phil Johari on guitar and vocals, Ben Smith on keys, Jonathan Towers on bass, and Mike Partridge on drums.
Free entry before 9pm then £3 entry with a chance to win vinyl of your choice on the night ( t's and c's apply)