Phil Beer offers a bit of folk ‘n’ roll at The Beehive in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 April 2017

The Phil Beer Band. Picture: Contributed

The Phil Beer Band. Picture: Contributed

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The Beehive, in Honiton, will be hosting the Phil Beer Band towards the end of the month.

Celebrated multi-instrumentalist and ‘bon viveur’ Phil Beer will be appearing with what he describes as his ‘Musical Family’ at the venue on Saturday, April 29.

“It all started back in the early 1980s,” explains Phil. “Our village hall in Gloucestershire needed a ceilidh band so I recruited a bunch of mates and off we went.”

Nobody expected the band members to reach such dizzy heights in their respective careers, least of all Phil himself, who is now generally regarded as one of the finest folk/rock musicians around.

As well as being half of Show of Hands, he has recorded with The Rolling Stones, Steve Harley and Mike Oldfield amongst a legion of others.

His fellow band members have also carved out hugely succesful careers either as soloists or as members of other top folk and rock bands.

So, what draws these top musicians back together when they are all so busy elsewhere?

“We are a family, and all families have reunions,” says Phil. “We catch up with each other’s news. We laugh together and play music together, and in so doing we remind each other why we started doing this over 30 years ago.

“It’s a glorious musical celebration of enduring friendship. Even our road crew and our support band, The Hawthornes, are family.

“It’s the most joyous, exhilarating highlight of my musical calendar.”

The night promises to be an extravaganza of what Phil describes as “Folk’n’Roll” so join the party on Saturday, April 29, at 8pm, when The Phil Beer Band plays at The Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton.

Telephone 01404 384050 or visit www.beehivehoniton.co.uk for more details.

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