Hometown gig for Doleman at Queen’s Head

Phil Doleman'Photo credit: JJ Beardsley
Phil Doleman'Photo credit: JJ Beardsley

Belper’s Phil Doleman will not only be bringing his ukulele along to a home town gig at The Queen’s Head, on Saturday, October 18, he will also be joined by another top uke-based act, Dead Man’s Uke.

Phil, who has been described as one of the most talented players in the UK, has taken his jazz and blues fingerpicking to all of the UK’s major ukulele festivals.

At several of these, he saw father and son ukulele and double bass duo Dead Man’s Uke get everyone dancing with their stomping blues, Americana and anything else they fancy, and they all decided they needed to do gigs together.

The result is this eagerly-awaited performance at the Chesterfield Road-based venue in Belper on Saturday. Phil Doleman will of course need no introduction to local or national audiences following his adventures with Ian Emmerson as one half of the Re-entrants.

Their musical virtuosity and humour quickly endeared them to audiences on the club and festival circuit with their interpretations of the most unlikely material.

Tickets are £7 and are available from the venue. Doors open at 8pm.

You can find out more about both acts at www.phildoleman.co.uk