Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed ‘partial’ autobiography ‘Tales From The Tracks’ and knock-out album ‘Roll To The Left’ comes a new EP and a UK tour by Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers who rides into town accompanied by the larger than life Bobby Valentino (playing some mean violin) to play a special gig in the wonderful Cobalt studios in Newcastle.
Phil was born in Oban in Scotland to an Irish mother and a Yorkshire father and moved down to the south coast of England when he was just a kid – and his writing style tells stories that cover all four corners of these lands.
As well being the founding member and vocalist with the inimitable The Men They Couldn’t Hang, he is a well-loved and prolific solo artist in his own right, with audiences around the world, from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo, and Berlin to London succumbing to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style.
Elvis Costello has described him as: “An undervalued national treasure, his writing style is a combination of Scottish roots, Irish roll and Anglicana”.
At this special performance at Cobalt Studios, you will have the opportunity to hear songs from his ‘Roll to the Left’ album and new EP, along with favourites from Phil’s back catalogue and even some TMTCH classics.
To make the gig even more special, Phil will be accompanied by renegade virtuoso Bobby Valentino on fiddle. Bobby co-wrote and played violin on The Bluebells’ ‘Young at Heart’ and has played on records by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Alabama 3 and Paul Weller, to name but a few.
Phil Odgers plays Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Saturday 14th April. For ticket information and more head to swillodgers.co.uk.