Although concerts, stadium gigs and intimate gigs tend to be the norm for music fans now, the opportunities of getting up close and personal with a professional musician who is not only present to display their own talent but to also interact with the fans are few and far between.
Many current and modern musicians and singers are criticised for their style above substance approach to performance and therefore, the opportunity of a Q&A session might not be missed but when the person in question has been working in the music business with both British and American artists for the last 3 decades, the opportunity to hear their tales is one which must be grabbed with both hands.
Thanks be then for Bass Guitar legend Phil Spalding who will soon be welcomed to the Bournemouth based music specialist store Absolute Music for a one-off evening of music, chat, storytelling and audience questions.
Taking place on Wednesday 4 September 2013 at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £5 each and all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the AIM Community Creative Arts and Mentoring Charity.
About Phil Spalding
Born in London, Phil Spalding has worked all over the world as a session musician. Excelling in the performance of Bass Guitar, Phil has been working with industry giants since his first musical job, alongside Bernie Torme in 1976.
Since this time, he has worked with Toyah, as a co-writer and touring member of the band, been a member of Mike Oldfield's band, and worked alongside Mick Jagger, OMD, Elton John and more recently, Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue.
He also appeared on the Academy Award Winning soundtrack to Disney's The Lion King.
Phil currently works as a session and touring musician as well as connecting with friends on his Facebook page.
When announcing the event on their blog, Absolute Music said "The evening will also include live performances from the master himself, as well as an open Q&A session. If you're a bass guitarist then don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with someone that's been there and done it!"
For the past nine years, Absolute Music has been building a reputation for providing high quality musical equipment and instruments. Originally set up by a small group of music enthusiasts, the store now boasts a staff of 50 musicians and engineers who provide advice and service to those professionals and hobbyists alike who seek a high quality sound, an affordable product and a service which is second to none.
In addition to guitars, keyboards and drums, Absolute Music also supplies a variety of production and sound engineering equipment including the high quality Focusrite Saffire.
Their two story store now includes a rental department, tuition areas, sound booths and the company have recently announced their intention to build a recording studio as part of their development.
Further information and tickets are available directly from Absolute Music at absolutemusic.co.uk.