THE MASSEY BROTHERS with
SPECIAL GUEST PHIL EMMANUEL
DINNER & SHOW
Saturday June 2, 2018
Doors: 6pm – Dinner: 7pm – Show 7.30pm
Has been playing guitar and singing since the age of seven. Over the years Glenn has built up a large repertoire of songs from his musical background, ranging from rock & roll, country, pop and bluegrass leading him to play in bands, trios, duos and solo. Glenn has played in Sydney for twenty five years with the likes of Doc Neeson from the angels, Dave Faulkner of the HooDoo Gurus as well as short stint with the Beatles tribute band the Beatnix. Glenn has also done lead vocal and rhythm-lead with local bands Fossil Rock and Cherry St. Glenn has now once again taken the solo path and is playing around the Northern Rivers.
Is a solo acoustic singer/ Entertainer with 20 years plus experience. Jeff plays a wide variety of cover songs spanning over 5 generations.
You’re sure to enjoy hits, memorable ballads and rockers coupled with Jeff’s relaxed, distinctive vocals.
Is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends that any musical enthusiast would envy.
‘Phil’s musical prowess is so astonishing that there are times when the man becomes the guitar and the guitar becomes the man. His passion is illuminating; his ability is breathtaking ‘While his brother Tommy plays it sweet; Phil plays it from the street’ Glenn A. Baker
Whilst most kids were playing childhood games in their backyards, Phil was touring with his family band; at the age of nine he was already working as a professional musician in that band, variously named ‘The Emmanuel Quartet’ also as The Midget Surfaries and The Trailblazers. Phil played lead and Tommy played rhythm guitar, along with their brother Chris on drums and their sister Virginia on slide guitar. The Emmanuel siblings earned the family’s sole income for several years. They travelled Australia for six years (1960 – 1966) playing their favourite tunes, this set the stage for the following years of Phil’s professional career.
Phil has always been renowned for performing powerful, challenging material, ranging from classical ballads to spine-tingling, amazingly fast and furious pieces by Bach and Mozart. Phil’s playing has so much fire, and his chops on the electric are as good as you’ll get. This gifted self -taught musicians keen ear is always listening out for the next challenging music piece that he can adapt and put his personal spin on, ‘nothing is off limits’ if it sounds melodic he will tackle it, if it has strings he will play it, such is his love and passion for music that ‘He lives and breathes riffs’
‘His phenomenal technical skills thrill audiences. His fingers look like a demented spider running up and down an electric/acoustic web of intricate frets and passages. His ability has earned him the nickname ‘The Wiz’ Like a wizard he conjures up his magic and keeps you spellbound and has you asking at the end ‘How does he do that?’ Phil also wears the title of ‘Blade Master’ Phil has many guitars and he is never far away from one at any time, and like any good servants; when the Master commands those guitars obey and work their strings off, ‘all for the price of a song’.
After almost 50 years of hard work, Phil Emmanuel deserves to receive Australian and worldwide recognition as one of our finest musical talents, and still after all these years Phil loves the job he was destined to do, and hopefully he will continue to enthral audiences worldwide for a long time to come.
Tickets Available from the following outlets:
BRSL Bowling Club: 66 819 580
BRSL Box Office: 66 819 500