|Dates:||4th & 9th July (8.45pm-9.45pm)
and 18th July (7.15pm-8.15pm)
|Not currently on sale.|
Joe Sibmaud and Philip Fowler met in 1982. Joe had words, Philip had tunes and they formed The Bland Brothers. Shortly afterwards Philip left for London but the song-writing continued for 25 years until Joe, deciding he no longer wanted to be represented by his dark, funny words, sold them to Phil for 10p. Looking for a return on his 10p investment, Phil searched for the best musicians he could find and remarkably was joined by classical pianist Daniel Bath, guitarist Graham Young and the soul rhythm section of Tony Simms on bass and Dan Hudson on drums.
“Our biggest influence is trying to conform but always being on the outside; not quite accepted; not entitled. Musically we’re influenced by anyone who can, in a pretty way, convey sadness and gentle defiance through music.”
- 'A great night with an outstanding frontman'
- 'a group of very talented musicians'
- 'witty, enchanting'
- 'Daniel Bath on piano plays wonderfully from beginning to end'
- 'Graham Young shines with his exceptional guitar solos'
- 'charismatic and charming'
- 'an outstanding presentation of real life on the edge of expectation'
- 'a fun night of entertainment, able to appeal to a wide audience'