Oct 15, 2012 | Comments 0
Phantom Limb, nominated for Classic Rock Magazine best new comer, are to play The Ironworks, Oswestry on Sunday the 4th of November. Their Sunday Sessions gig for Worlds Biggest Events is their warm up show for their London Jazz Festival performance, prior to touring the the Rodriguez (Sugarman).
Phantom Limb came to the attention to Worlds Biggest Events via an old friend from Oswestry living in Bristol, where Phantom Limb are from.
Since that first listen we have seen them get more inches in the music press.
They’ve been played by the likes of Huey Morgan or 6Music, Bob Harris on Radio 2, and even Greg James of Radio 1 (perhaps he has some taste after all). They’ve had a fanstastic summer playing Cambridge Music festival & Beautiful Days to name a few.
One listen to Phantom Limb and you instantly find yourself transported to that all-too-often unexplored crossroads between country music and old style R&B. This is a band steeped in a tradition where the two genres share their musical DNA. It’s The Staples Singers fronting The Band in The Last Waltz, Ray Charles striking gold when he made his first country album, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham down in Muscle Shoals writing Do Right Woman, a song that would go on to be recorded by both Aretha Franklin and The Flying Burrito Brothers.