Wednesday 10 January
Parkes Services Club
9-17 Short St
Standard $29 / Premium $34 / Pensioners & Disabled $19
Tickets on sale now. Available here.
Starring Wall of Fame Artist Rob E.G. & the 2018 Wall of Fame recipient
Featuring very special guest, JOSH NEEDS, with hot gun guitarists VJ KING Jr & Michael Moores.
The EMMANUEL BROTHERS & ROB E.G. – 55 Years in the Making
I first met Phil and Tommy in 1962, when their mum and dad brought them to see my concert at Gunnedah NSW, where the family had settled. Tommy was 7 and Phil 9, and their mum told me that they could play Si Senor, which had just gone to Number 1 for me on the National charts. The way they tell it is that I patted them on the head and said “That’s Nice”. That was the beginning of our 55 years of great friendship and musical collaboration.
Cutting to the chase…by the late 1970’s Tommy and Phil were the top session guitar players in Australia, and played on many hits for Wizard Records and me, including Phil playing all the guitars on the late great Reg Lindsay’s Golden Guitar winner ‘Empty Arms Hotel”, and Tommy played all the acoustic guitars for me on Air Supply’s worldwide #1 million seller All Out Of Love, and the U.S. multi-platinum “Lost In Love” album.
In 1987 I took Tommy to America and launched him there with his “Up From Down Under” album, and later followed with our #1 multi-platinum “Dare To Be Different” album, and his ARIA winning album “Determination”, making Tommy the Number 1 selling Australian Instrumentalist ever…Replacing Me!! But as I have said many times since, I am very proud to be part of Number 1 and Number 2!!
At the after-party for the last Emmanuel Brothers tour, Phil walked up to me and said, “your ‘Jezebel’ is the greatest guitar sound ever on record – if you ever want me to play with you we won’t even need to rehearse…I know every instrumental that you ever made!”…and he does!!
So began the Rob E. & Phil E. Guitar Extravaganza, with us sharing the stage many times, including with Phil protégé, the amazing Josh Needs.
Tommy and Phil are widely recognised as two of the Top 20 Greatest Guitar Players in the World, and to celebrate Phil and Tommy’s induction into the Parkes Elvis Wall Of Fame on Wed 10th January, Phil and I will play:
“THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN GUITAR SHOOT-OUT” Show, In Honour of The Emmanuel Brothers.
We will be joined by the fantastic JOSH NEEDS, and the hot-gun guitar players VJ King Jr and Michael Moores….The attached poster tells the rest!
We would love to meet and greet some of you there…please come up and talk with us…
All the Very Best…ROB E.G.