Phil cel­e­brates 50 years

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FRESH from wow­ing crowds at this year’s Blues on Broadbeach fes­ti­val, Phil Em­manuel has just cel­e­brated his 50th year as a gui­tarist. As he pre­pares to re­lease a new al­bum with fel­low gui­tarist Rob­bie Bo­s­tock, Em­manuel re­turns to the Coast this week­end, this time for a din­ner show at Cur­rumbin RSL. Em­manuel has shared the stage with per­form­ers he de­scribes as his own idols – think Eric Clap­ton and Chet Atkins – and cites The Shad­ows, The Ven­tures, Jeery Reed, Dire Straits, San­tana, Aldi Meola and Jeff Beck among his big­gest in­flu­ences. He’s toured the world solo, with his own band and as sup­port for acts in­clud­ing Amer­ica, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Par­ton, Wil­lie Nel­son, Budgie, The Doo­bie Broth­ers, Tom T. Hall, Leon Rus­sell, Char­lie Pride, Slim Dusty and Smokie. In 2000, he and his gui­tarist brother Tommy played to a world­wide au­di­ence of 4.5 bil­lion peo­ple at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the Syd­ney Olympics.

Phil Em­manuel plays a din­ner/show at Cur­rumbin RSL to­mor­row from 7pm. Visit cur­rumbinrsl.com.au or call 5534 7999 to book.

Phil Em­manuel

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