Its been noted with interest once again that some folks are commenting about the lack of gigs 'Up North'
In order to service this demand, we need to hear your suggestions as to where you'd like Phil to play so that we can investigate whats possible.
There's a common misconception that we just pick places and make a call and a gig magically falls into place. It actually doesn't happen that way.
About one third of gigs are return events in which we are contacted and asked when we might be able to do them. These regular, 'return' shows are often then skipped for a year as well to avoid saturation. When these gigs are agreed, we then search out other possibilities en route or in the same latitude in order to make sense of things logistically. The promoters of these gigs may well not be interested or may not have the appropriate dates available. Usually, we find something that makes sense. Sometimes its not possible. What it is also necessary to consider is that, although you may personally enjoy what Phil does and be knowledgable about it, that may well not apply to your local Theatre/Arts centre/Folk club etc.
They may be
a. Not interested
b. Know nothing about him. (Never 'eard of 'im !)
c. Actually know and not like what he does.
We are doing our best to set up shows around the country. If you feel that your region is not being adequately serviced, please tell us and give us information. There may not be a suitable gig in your immediate area. If thats the case, create one! The British isles are full of wonderful ready made little venues called village halls. Phil also exclusively works for a percentage of an agreed door price (after costs) which means that no-one has to guarantee a fee. He shares the risk with you. There are also small churches and chapels underused and begging to be utilised.
Phil would be delighted to play somewhere near you. What we need is information, so if you have any suggestions, please email Vicky (click on the link to email) and she will happily look into any opportunities suggested
Hope that helps, and thanks for the enthusiasm!