Philip Sayce did not just get off the Rock n Roll truck …
A Mini-Van perhaps – but not a truck!
Fresh off a triumphant eight city tour of Canada that left fans and critics spellbound, rock guitar sensation Philip Sayce makes his major label debut on Tuesday, April 7 with the release of his album Influence.
Originally released in Europe in late August 2014 to critical acclaim, the Canadian version of Influence will include two new songs led by the first single, Philip’s incendiary version of the Ten Years After classic “I’d Love To Change The World.”
The video for “I’d Love To Change The World” is now live on Philip’s YouTube channel.
Born in Wales and raised in Toronto, Canada, Philip Sayce’s love of the guitar started at an early age when his parents introduced him to all of the classics, notably, Clapton, Hendrix, and Beck. He started playing guitar as a teen and before long was winning admirers at blues jam nights at Grossman’s Tavern in downtown Toronto.
One such admirer was legendary guitarist Jeff Healey who invited Philip to join his band with whom he toured the world for the next couple of years. After a move to Los Angeles, producer John Shanks introduced Philip to Melissa Etheridge who recruited him for her band. Over the next several years Philip performed on Melissa Etheridge’s albums and was featured during her live sets on world tours.
Please listen below to my conversation with Philip.
Joe Louis Walker just recently returned from a tour which brought him to Australia. He hooked up with some fellows who were schooled in the Blues. Mick, Keith, Charlie – along with Joe’s pal Ronnie Wood, love talkin’ about the Blues.
Joe loves talking about the Blues also so a match made in heaven; a gross understatement …
Please listen as Joe discusses many topics including the present and the future of the Blues along with some very interesting insights.
As Barney from the hit show ‘How I met Your Mother’ once said;
Legend … wait for it … ary!
Eric Burdon possesses one of the true voices in not only Rock n Roll history – music history as well. A man who believed in himself, his convictions and passed those messages on through unmatched live and studio appearances.
Ranked 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 Vocalists of all time – Burdon is a survivor. A student of the Rhythm and Blueswhich, until the British Invasion – lay dormant in the very country which gave birth to it.
Commencing with his band The Animals, Eric passed ‘The Black Music’ through songs such as ‘The House of The Rising Sun’, ‘Sky Pilot’,‘Monterey‘ and ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ . He then edged into a more funkier sound with War starting in 1969 and into the early seventies.
‘Spill the Wine’, ‘Tobacco Road‘ and ‘You Can’t Take Away our Music‘ were direct results of a ‘Vietnam -led’ changing of the innocent times. Burdon remained cutting age in lyrics, vocal style and conviction.
Please listen as Eric Burdon covers a range of topics in a fascinating conversaton …