2018 looks set to be a different, yet very special year for Phil Beer as he announces his solo tour ‘String Theory’ in February and March. The tour will feature material old and new, and showcase his exceptional skill on all-things-stringed. With the return of ‘Folkboat’ this summer, there are limited chances to catch Phil in 2018, so grab your tickets while you can!
When a musician’s CV drops names like Mike Oldfield, the Rolling Stones and Steve Harley, you know you’re dealing with a man at the top of his game. Phil Beer is one-half of the multi-award-winning acoustic folk and roots powerhouse Show of Hands, and he’s also in demand in his own right as a captivating solo performer.
So, what does a man as talented as Phil Beer do when he’s not selling out the Royal Albert Hall with Show of Hands? He embarks on an eagerly awaited solo tour, visiting a string of carefully selected venues throughout the UK. He’ll be delivering his unique recipe of rich vocals and flawless musicianship across a range of stringed instruments (slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American Cuatro).
Alongside some Show of Hands classics, Phil will deliver his signature interpretation of much-loved folk and rock songs alongside a wealth of brand-new material, and there’ll be the odd laugh thrown in for good measure.
Phil says, “2017 was such a busy year with the Albert Hall show, festivals and band tours. This year I’m looking forward to something a bit different. There’s something about a solo tour which makes me feel really connected with the audience. I’m also planning the release of a very special 8-disc boxset and am looking forward to sharing new material from that.”
Following the tour, Phil will be focusing on ‘Folkboat’: a project which brilliantly combines his two greatest passions – music and sailing. Then in September he’ll return to the stage as Show of Hands prepare for a busy autumn.
“A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer” – Spiral Earth
Feb 2 – St Paul’s Church, Starcross
Feb 3 – Wychwood Folk Club, Chipping Norton
Feb 14 – Swanton Novers Village Hall, Norfolk
Feb 15 – The Junction, Cambridge
Feb 16 – Whitstable Playhouse Theatre, Kent
Feb 21 – West Kirby Arts Centre
Feb 22 – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Feb 23 – Ellel Village Hall, Galgate (near Lancaster)
Feb 24 – Alstonefield Village Hall, Ashbourne
Feb 25 – Victoria Hall, Radstock
Feb 28 – Banbury Folk Club
Mar 1 – Castle Theatre, Wellingborough
Mar 2 – Limelight, Aylesbury
Mar 3 – All Saints Church, Tuckingmill, Cornwall
Mar 4 – Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
Mar 6 – Birch Meadow Centre, Broseley
Mar 7 – Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth
Mar 8 – Cookley Sebright Primary School, Worcs
Mar 9 – Chesterfield Folk Club
Mar 10 – Shutlanger Village Hall
Mar 15 – Emn Hall, Monksilver, Somerset
Mar 16 – St Austell Community Centre & Arts Theatre
Mar 17 – Bridport Town Hall
Mar 18 – Nailsea Tithe Barn
Mar 22 – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham
Mar 23 – Victoria Sports & Social Club, Lingfield
Mar 24 – Mycenae House, Blackheath
For more information or to book visit www.philbeer.co.uk.