Continuing with our desire to present more local talent, this Saturday’s feature performer for the Sooke Folk Music Society’s monthly coffee house is local singer/songwriter, Gord Phillips.
Gord is a passionate and powerful entertainer. His blues infused, folk rock style has been compared with the likes of early Rolling Stones and Steve Earle combined.
Gord enjoys connecting with the audience and when the opportunity arises he takes the time to give the back story to his songs. It’s his way of making each performance feel like a unique experience for the audience. A natural on stage there is always some banter between songs. Many have commented on how comfortable he is when the show is on.
Solo or with The Assimilators Gord puts on a great show. His is a versatile and eclectic sound guaranteed to get your attention and keep it, with driving original tunes and interactive vibe, giving folk a sweet rock influenced edge. His style has tones of Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Neil Young, all big influences for Gord.
Sooke is home. In Victoria and the surrounding area, Gord Phillips & the Assimlators are around every corner, playing any venue from clubs to pubs, coffee shops and theatres.
“You will be Assimilated. And it will be good.” Gord’s song writing is versatile and unique. It is inspired by life. One song will be a rockabilly tune Sinner for a Day, the next maybe some straight ahead rock Market, or a wicked upbeat Rhythm & Blues Punks, taking it down and giving a jazz feel. Pypers Flower Song, and finishing off with a combination of all that Oldman War to make the assimilation complete. A night with Gord onstage is a journey all will enjoy.
“Music is my religion” says Gord,” I need to play.”
Gord has garnered local success in British Columbia with the release of his album, Looking Glass in 2010. The single, Sooke Hiway, and Movin’ Out West have received radio play on CBC, CFUV, CFAX, 100.3 Thr Q and many other stations across B.C.. Sooke Hiway was also performed by the Sooke Community Choir with Gord live in May 2011.
He is very busy in the community working on the music video for the Sooke Hiway. A new album is in the works along with an interactive kids’ song book inspired by an otter. There are many sides to Gord and when you see him live a combination of all those come together in song. Check his website: http://www.gordphillips.com for tour dates near you.
We are happy to have Gord Phillips as our feature performer this Saturday, Oct. 15. Please come out and join us for an evening of inspiring original music from this local talent. It all happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with our open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.
The Sooke Folk Music Society has been bringing quality musical entertainment to the Sooke community since 1992.