PHILIP RAMBOW and MARTIN BELMONT first crossed paths in the time fondly remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the lead singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do two solo albums at that time, to critical acclaim, as well as writing with Kirsty MacColl (“There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis”), and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley. A return to recording was 2015’s “Whatever Happened to Phil Rambow” which was voted in the top 50 albums of 2015 on Goldmine – the online revue site. Since then there have been 3 EP’s and a Tex Pistols reunion EP as well. 2019 is bringing new recordings into view with the upcoming “Canadiana” LP and “The Bedroom Tapes”.
Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between ’76 and 1980, recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80’s Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols – a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Geraint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of ‘My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums, including 2018’s Cloud Symbols.
Philip and Martin are joined for this mid-summer songfest by the redoubtable Mick Hutton on double Bass.
Mick has appeared on over 100 cds and toured extensively with a very wide range of musicians including Bill Bruford, Nigel Kennedy, Jack Bruce, Humphrey Lyttelton, Acker Bilk and Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band). He has performed regularly at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Club for over 35 years, playing with various jazz artists including Pharoah Saunders, Ian Shaw and Jim Mullen.
They will be featuring songs from Philip’s upcoming new album “Canadiana” as well as old favourites.