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A Night To Remember: Phil "Swill" Odgers & Bobby Valentino come to Durham
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
A Night to Remember with Phil "Swill" Odgers (Men They Couldn't Hang) and Bobby Valentino at DURHAM: Old Cinema Launderette MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. Come and see Swill & Bobby in this intimate and unique venue. Founder member and one half of the joint vocal strike force of the inimitable The Men They Couldn't Hang, Phil "Swill" Odgers is an well loved and prolific solo artist in his own right. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo, and Berlin to London have succumbed to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style. A fine acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, his influences are far-reaching, ranging from his upbringing in Scotland, 50's/60's rock ‘n' roll, punk, folk and country, and even reggae! Phil Odgers is a sorely undervalued national treasure! His latest solo album, the highly regarded ‘Roll To The Left’, brings his song writing prowess into sharp, bright, focus. Lyrically this is a collection of unique tales with cinematic imagery - from kitchen sink realism and social commentary to Technicolor splendour. The album, in the main, was recorded in the studio built for Kirsty MacColl by Steve Lillywhite and using guitars previously owned by Kirsty. The organic and passionate sessions there resulted in a magical and deeply accomplished album. You will have the opportunity to hear many of the songs from this album, along with favourites from his back catalogue and a bunch of TMTCH classics. To make the gig even more special Phil will be accompanied by renegade virtuoso Bobby Valentino on fiddle. Bobby Valentino: The man who co-wrote and played violin on The Bluebells 'Young at Heart', Bobby has played on records by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Alabama 3 and Paul Weller to name but a few. He has also contributed to many recordings by The Men They Couldn't Hang as well as frequently appearing with them on stage. Bobby's vocal talents are demonstrated on his solo albums 'This is Murder' and 'Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake' both of which will be on sale on the night. Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers and Bobby in a launderette – what a combination!! Early Booking advised for this very special gig is recommended!