Phil is a legend among legends
PHIL Emmanuel is known as Australia's Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a résumé of amazing performances with musical legends that any musical enthusiast would envy.
Coffs Coast music fans can catch Emmanuel's amazing talents this weekends when he plays at Bellingen's Digger's Tavern on Friday night and at Club Coffs on West High on Saturday night.
After almost 50 years of hard work, Phil is finally receiving Australian and worldwide recognition as one of our finest musical talents.
His versatility is well-known and acknowledged - obvious from the shows, and the musicians he has performed alongside, from jazz - James Morrison, Don Burrows, to big-band - Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to country - Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues - Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don Walker, John Farnham and Ian Moss.
In 2000 he performed to an audience of 4.5 billion at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics with brother Tommy and has graced the stage with legendary guitarists John Jorgensen (Elton John, The Hellecasters),Will Ray (The Hellecasters), Bonnie Raitt, Duanne Eddy, James Burton (Elvis Presley), Carlos Santana, The Ventures and Eric Clapton.
His versatility is well-known, and his finesse with the lead guitar has to be seen to believed.