Published: 20/10/2014 14:57 - Updated: 21/10/2014 11:22

City date for bluesman

Philip Sayce
Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Philip Sayce, will play The Tunnels venue in Aberdeen next month.


CRITICALLY-acclaimed blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Philip Sayce will play Aberdeen during his tour next month.

He will play The Tunnels on November 20, following the release of his latest album Influence.

Hailed as one of the most innovative guitarists on the blues rock scene, Sayce's new record features Shis take on classic songs by the likes of Little Feet (Sailin' Shoes) and Graham Nash (Better Days), plus original recordings.

One of the originals, Out Of My Mind, is a tribute to the man who changed modern blues guitar – Jimi Hendrix.

"I couldn't help but do homage to the master," said Sayce.

Sayce has recorded and toured with the late Jeff Healey and Melissa Etheridge and attracted attention in 2013 when he performed at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival at Madison Square Garden in New York.

He said: "I went full circle since my parents played Clapton and Dire Straits when I was growing up.

"I heard nothing but the best then, and that's what I'm still trying to do today."

Originally born in Wales, Sayce moved to Toronto as a young child. As a teenager he became heavily influenced by guitar greats including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Clapton, Healey and Mark Knopfler.

He added: "I still have distinct memories listening to these incredible musicians, their music had a huge effect on me."

Tickets are available online at or by calling the venue box office on 01224 619930.

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