Roy Phillips in con­cert

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY -

Roy Phillips has sold 45 mil­lion records in his il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer and he hasn’t fin­ished yet.

Phillips, who’s the voice of The Ped­dlers, will per­form one con­cert only at the Globe Theatre, on Au­gust 19 at 8pm.

With such en­dur­ing

hits as Smile, Day In, Day Out, Who Can I Turn To, Closer and Gir­lie, Phillips has per­formed with such leg­endary artists as Frank Si­na­tra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lit­tle Richard, The Everly Broth­ers, Lena Horne, Nina Si­mone, Ser­gio Men­des, Ge­orge Ben­son and Rodger Fox.

The Ped­dlers’ On A Clear Day re­cently fea­tured as a back­ing track on the award-win­ning se­ries, Break­ing Bad.

The orig­i­nal Ped­dlers last al­bum, Suite Lon­don, com­posed by Roy and backed by the Lon­don Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, has re­cently been rere­leased on CD and in­cludes six bonus tracks added to it.

The Times gave it a five-star re­view say­ing ‘‘glid­ing be­tween funk, soul and or­ches­tral pop, it show­cases a Fender Rhodes pi­ano and Ham­mond or­gan as they were meant to be played, all iced by the si­mul­ta­ne­ously silken and gritty vo­cal of key­boardist, Roy Phillips.’’

An Evening With Roy Phillips com­bines his skills as a su­perb vo­cal­ist, amaz­ing key­board play­ing and a hu­mor­ous ra­con­teur in an en­ter­tain­ing two-hour show fea­tur­ing the hits from The Ped­dlers and his new solo al­bum Blue Groove.

The show is also avail­able on DVD, filmed with a live au­di­ence at CTV Canterbury and pro­duced by Palmy’s own Ian Cum­ming. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.royphillips.org and You Tube to sam­ple Roy’s work.

Book­ings www.glo­bethe­atre.co.nz.

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