Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk at ROSE GPO – SRV Tribute

Date(s) - 18/10/2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rose GPO

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show!

Andy Phillips channels Stevie Ray Vaughan!
Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk, renowned Melbourne based blues rock band to perform three Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute shows on the anniversary of his passing, to celebrate his life and music.

Each year, Andy Phillips performs a tribute to the iconic bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) with his band ‘The Cadillac Walk’. Due to popular demand, three shows will be scheduled for 2015 in Geelong, Brunswick and Rosebud.

In late 2012 in Austin, Texas, Phillips had the great honour of being offered to play one of SRV’s guitars by Alan Haynes at the iconic venue Maggie Mae’s on Sixth St. Austin, Texas. Members of the Austin Blues Society were there and blown away by his musicianship, they thought he should actually stay in Texas forever. He did eventually come home from that trip a changed man. It was that experience which inspired him to start his own band. Come and see why Andy does SRV such justice, something was definitely passed on to him through that guitar!

Phillips has gained both notoriety and a strong following in Australia and New Zealand based on his exceptional guitar skills, many likening him to such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, however his style of playing is uniquely his own. In Australia he has become a favourite on the gigging and festival circuit in the music capital of Australia, Melbourne.

Phillips originally hails from NZ, he was born in Paraparaumu and grew up in Cambridge, attending Cambridge High School as a teen in the ’90’s where he soon established himself on the local music scene playing at clubs and pubs around town. Attending the High School that bred such musicians of his generation as the boys from ‘The Datsuns’ and forming a teenage band with his drummer mate Jay Pinfold (now residing in LA and ex drummer for ‘Juke Kartel’ USA), he was in good company.

In his early twenties, with itchy feet, his guitar and a one way ticket, he headed off to Sydney, then onto London where his cousin works at Abbey Rd. Studios and dabbled and soaked up the music scene there for a time, but the cold got too much for him, so back he came to settle into the music capital of Australia, Melbourne – where he is now firmly established as one of the brightest lights on the Melbourne music scene.

‘SRV was a huge influence on my playing and my life in general at a time when I needed it most.’ – Andy Phillips.

Author: Mint Gigs

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