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Josh Phillips of Procol Harum will be joining European Blues awards nominees the Starlite Campbell Band for their special home-coming gig at The Met in Bury on 15 November 2019. [Where's Bury? Map link here]
Josh began his career age sixteen playing organ on the soundtrack to Quadrophenia and he later was the keyboardist for British heavy rockers Diamond Head and has written for and/or performed with a wide range of musicians, including Big Country, Leo Sayer, Pete Townshend, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Kenney Jones, Ronan Keating, Alisha's Attic, Midge Ure, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and most recently Mike Rutherford, Judie Tzuke, Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart with Ron Wood.
Simon Campbell, who was nominated for a British blues award in 2011, was born and raised in Bury and always very active in the music scene, featuring in popular bands such as Whitefire, The Disciples, The Method, Roadrunner and Little Brother.
“Having headlined festivals on the other side of the world and performing to great audiences across Europe," he says, "I can't wait to play a gig on my home turf and see everyone again." Read about his partner Suzy Starlite here
The Starlite Campbell Band will be playing songs from the new record The Language of Curiosity which is currently being recorded at their 'popup' studio near Hannover in Germany. The album is set for release in early 2020 on the Supertone Records label.
For a taste of what to expect of the band's live performance, Nina Jackson – Music & Venue Manager of the legendary Half Moon in Putney, London – said: "Starlite Campbell are a stunning live band who have the most amazing energy both on and off stage! Their electric chemistry had everyone dancing for the whole night. We can't wait to have them back again." Five Stars *****
Tickets are on sale now online for the The Met in Bury on Friday 15 November 2019, which promises to be a night to remember.
Click here for the whole press-release in .pdf format