Phil Ayres Détente Birthday Gig
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
Drummer Phil Ayres first formed his band "Détente" in the late 80's, performing for some time on the Jazz/Groove circuit before, in the early 90's, everyone went their separate ways. However, in the early 2000's Phil once again reformed the band to record their first album "We Got It Covered", which was universally well received. Unfortunately gigging the band at that time was not possible, however, the music from the album continued to be played through the 2000's, particularly on Solar Radio, creating a new audience for the group. And so in 2017 Phil went in to the studios with a (largely) new set of musicians to record Detente's second album "Movin' On" featuring, amongst many others, the iconic UK guitarist Jim Mullen and Average White Band Saxophonist Fred 'Freddie V' Vigdor. Tonight will be the fourth outing of this extraordinary 10-piece line-up including many of the personnel featured on the album: Carl Hudson (Boy George)-keyboard, Dave Lewis (Eric Clapton)-sax, Adam Phillips (Hamish Start, Cher)-guitar, Danny Marsden (Ray Gelato)-trumpet, Pete Eckford (Percy Sledge)-percussion, Tracy Graham (Moody Blues), Simon Foster (Flying Pickets)-vocals & Special Guests: Jim Mullen-guitar & Noel McCalla (Morrissey Mullen)-vocals. Phil is a very old friend of the Club so we are particularly excited to welcome him to the 606 on the bandstand rather than in the audience. Promises to be quite a night.
"Cool Jazz with...added sublime soul" Solar Radio; "Detente's CD 'Movin' On' makes a lasting peace with the listener through disarmingly rock solid grooves. Phil Ayres' tasteful and diplomatic interplay with the band pays thoughtful homage....to the iconic artists represented.....great drumming" Chris Parker (Brecker Brothers); "Phil Ayres gives new meaning to London Soul!" Will Lee (George Benson)