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For ONE night only, a magnificent collection of Australian musical talent celebrates the music, and the life, of guitarist Phil Emmanuel, and the posthumous release of his final recording, Thunderbird Legacy.

Brother and famed international guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel, said he was excited about the release of his brother’s album. “I think Thunderbird Legacy is Phil’s best work and I know his fans, and guitar fans, are going to love it too,” Emmanuel said.

In 2017, Phil Emmanuel hit Diamond Valley Studios with his band, guest guitarist Jacob Funnell and producer/musician Parris Macleod. The eclectic session included favourite tunes, cinema themes, and new original songs. The result was Thunderbird Legacy, finally mastered by Don Bartley the day before Phil sadly passed away in May 2018. The guitarist had been excited about the recording and had been planning future productions.

On Wednesday 24 April, Thunderbird Legacy will be officially released with a spectacular concert event, featuring an extensive line up of some of Australia’s finest established and emerging musicians, paying tribute to the much-loved guitarist. This event will be streamed live to selected venues across Australia including the Perth Blues Club.

Phil's former studio band, and a selection of special guests, including daughter, singer-songwriter guitarist, Jesse Emmanuel, all feature in the star-studded concert line up. Joining the bill are many of the young guitarists mentored by Phil during his long career. A special set of guest players together with Phil’s band will bring to life the songs of Thunderbird Legacy.

Following the screening, there will be a live performance at the Perth Blues Club by Claude Hay.

Program

6.15pm Live Screening
7.45 pm (approx) Claude Hay

Featured Artists Lineup

The Bostocks
Hussy Hicks
Dean Ray
Jamie "Floorboards" Bryen
Josh Needs
Chad Morgan
Barry Charles
Chontia
The Phil Emmanuel studio band (Featuring Robbie Bostock and Jacob Funnell)
Louie Shelton
Phil Manning
Jesse Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel

The Band

Mark Kennedy - Drums
Bruce Kerr - Bass
Mat Hanley - Guitar
Andrew Toner - Acoustic Guitar
Parris Macleod - Keys
Mykl Lozin – Violin

Guest Musicians

Domenico Taraborrelli - Accordion
Nik Davey - Double Bass
Gary Ward - Bass
Robert Oliver - Percussion/drums
Caroline Trengrove - Violin
Brannon Crickmore – Violin

The Phil Emmanuel Studio recording band:

Jacob Funnell-Guitar
Parris Macleod-Keys
Brad Wenham-Electric Bass
Tom De Voss-Drums