Phil Beer at the Hambledon village hall

Musician Phil Beer will raise the roof with his own brand of guitar playing and singing
Musician Phil Beer will raise the roof with his own brand of guitar playing and singing
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Beer is normally for drinking, but tomorrow evening it will be for watching.

Self-described ‘folk and roll’ musician Phil Beer is to play at the Hambledon village hall along with his six-piece band.

Described by a Guardian critic as ‘where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide’, the Phil Beer Band is promising a fast, frenetic evening of feel-good tunes with a generous helping of humour.

Phil is a multi-instrumentalist known for his performances with the band Show of Hands.

He is strongly influenced by American country rock and plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and sings on stage.

Other band members include Gareth Turner from Little Johnny England on melodeons, fellow Arizona Smoke Revue veteran Steve Crickett on drums and Nick Quarmby of Colvin Quarmby on bass and vocals.

The band also features Olivia Dunn of Mad Dog MaCree on fiddles and Emily Slade on guitars and vocals.

Phil says: ‘It will be a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues.

‘There will be a liberal dose of new material and our latest live album will be available, recorded during the 2011 tour’.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the gig starts at 8pm.

Tickets are £16, available by calling (023) 9263 2418.