Philip Sayce To Tour The UK In November With Marcus Bonfanti, KIicks Off 11/7

November 7
4:40 2010
Philip Sayce To Tour The UK In November With Marcus Bonfanti, KIicks Off 11/7

Philip Sayce, former guitarist with Melissa Etheridge and Jeff Healey, will embark on a nationwide tour in the UK starting at the Manchester Academy 3 on Sunday 7th November.

Sayce's guitar-driven retro blues rock sound is rich and raw.His high-energy blues and soul vibe is packed with original style and explosive impact. Fans can expect Sayce to perform songs from his first album Peace Machine, and his second and most recent album INNEREVOLUTION, released by Provogue Records. PHILIP SAYCE

Dates include Manchester Academy 3 (Nov 7), Wolverhampton Robin (Nov 8), Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Nov 9), Glasgow O2 ABC 2 (Nov 11), Edinburgh Caves (Nov 11), Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (Nov 13), Liverpool O2 Academy 2 (Nov 15), Poole Mr Kyps (Nov 16), and London Borderline (Nov 17)

Described by many as an emotive singer and an exceptionally skilled guitarist, Sayce's live shows features a stunning interpretation of Neil Young's classic Cinnamon Girl; a song that featured on his debut album Peace Machine (released by Provogue Records).

Sayce's touring band includes bassist Joel Gottschalk and drummer Fritz Lewak (Melissa Etheridge, Jackson Brown, Peter Frampton), while he takes on lead vocals and guitar.

UK blues rock guitarist Marcus Bonfanti is very special guest on Philip Sayce's UK November tour, and will perform songs from his recently released and critically acclaimed second album What Good Am I To You?


With Very Special Guest
Sunday 7th November
Manchester Academy 3
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0871 230 1101
325 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG

Monday 8th November
Wolverhampton Robin
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0871 230 1101
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ

Tuesday 9th November
Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tickets: £12 / Box Office 0845 413 4444
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, NG1 5GG

Thursday 11th November
Glasgow O2 ABC 2
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
300 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JA

Friday 12th November
Edinburgh Caves
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0871 230 1101
8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS

Saturday 13th November
Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SW

Monday 15th November
Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool, L3 5UF

Tuesday 16th November
Poole Mr Kyps
Tickets: £10 / Box Office: 01202 748 945
8A Parr Street, Poole, Dorset, BH4 0JY

Wednesday 17th November
London Borderline
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 08448 472 465
16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AR

Philip Sayce was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, and grew up in Toronto, Canada, where his family moved to when he was two years old. He grew up in a musical household and was exposed to his parents' eclectic record collection that included Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder and Dire Straits. When his parents took him to an Eric Clapton concert, he was awestruck. He was instantly drawn to the guitar.

By the time he was 15 he was playing guitar in his first band; he was up and running. He soon became a regular fixture on the Toronto club scene, where his fluid soloing and guitar skills won him many fans. With an insatiable appetite for jam sessions at the likes of Grossman's Tavern in Toronto, Sayce began rapidly distilling his own guitar style and tonal palette from a melting pot of influences that included Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, and in particular Stevie Ray Vaughan, to whom he is most often compared.

As a teenager, Sayce was held in such high regard that, after jamming on stage with one of his heroes, guitar player and fellow Canadian Jeff Healey, he was invited to join Healey's band. After three-and-a-half years with Healey's band, playing gigs with them at the Montreux Jazz Festival and around the world, Sayce felt it was time to move on.


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