Phil Odgers - Mist On The Water EP
RELEASE DATE: 6TH April 2018 on Vinyl Star Records and Distributed by Cargo Records.
Label: Vinyl Star Records
Cat number: VSREP003CD
1. Mist On The Water (From the album ‘Roll To The Left’)
2. New Song Blues (new recording)
3. The Last Bird Has Flown (new recording)
4. Cajun Instrumental (new mix)
5. Mist On The Water (Live at Green Note)
Phil Odgers, well known as (Swill) singer/songwriter with UK folk rebels The Men They Couldn’t Hang release this epic 5 Track EP to coincide with his UK tour in April 2018.
The title track ‘Mist On The Water’ is taken from his award-winning album ‘Roll To The Left’. It was recorded in the home studio built by Steve Lillywhite for his then wife Kirsty MacColl and where she recorded the vocals to ‘Fairy Tale of New York’.
Next up are 4 previously unreleased tracks - the autobiographic skiffle-a-billy road story ‘New Song Blues’ which starts off in ‘Swill’s’ home town of Oban in Scotland then jumps in a Vauxhall Victor and drives all the way to Broadcasting House in London for the John Peel show …namechecking Elvis, Hank Williams Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, The Jam and The Clash along the way!
On ‘The Last Bird Has Flown’ Phil played the actual Black Martin guitar previously owned by Johnny Cash and used during the American recordings in the 90’s.
This is followed by the bouncy ‘Cajun Instrumental’ – a track destined for great things as a piece of backing music for DJ’s to talk over in dulcet tones – maybe while announcing Swills tour dates….
Last, but not least, is a live version of ‘Mist On The Water’ recorded at the hallowed Green Note in London’s Parkway on 14th September 2017. Nice!
PHIL ‘SWILL’ ODGERS
& BOBBY VALENTINO
April 2018 Tour
Never the same set twice!
Search online for tickets. Advance tickets strongly advised
It would be great to see you at as many of the gigs that take your fancy. Bobby Valentino will be my wingman, playing fiddle on all the dates. I plan to vary the set each night and play a wide range if songs including some that you won’t have heard live for a very long time (if ever)!
Here are the dates with links for tickets. Several gigs are already sold out though so it’d be best to get your tickets in advance.
7th April - Sheffield - Heeley Institute : www.wegottickets.com/event/426658
11th April - Bristol - Thunderbolt : www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=17085
12th April - Birmingham - Kitchen Garden Café (SOLD OUT)
13th April - Lowton - Social Club (SOLD OUT)
14th April – Newcastle - Cobalt Studios : billetto.co.uk/en/e/a-night-to-remember-with-phil-odgers-bobby-valentino-with-support-from-archie-brown-pat-rafferty-tickets-243484
15th April - Durham: Old Cinema Launderette (SOLD OUT)
20th April – Edinburgh - The Voodoo Rooms (SOLD OUT)
28th April - London - The Slaughtered Lamb : www.wegottickets.com/event/427966
6th May – London - Canalway Cavalcade (Sets at 2PM & 4PM) www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/canalway_cavalcade/iwa_canalway_cavalcade
19th May - Southampton – 1865 (Football For Cancer benefit ONLY £5 per ticket) www.seetickets.com/event/swill-odgers-bobby-valentino/the-1865/1208487
26th May – Brighton – Yellow Book www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Brighton/The-Yellow-Book/Phil-039Swill039-Odgers/13183599/
14th July – Trowbridge - Once Upon a Time In The West Festival outwestfestival.co.uk/bands/
5th August - Wickham Festival
released April 6, 2018
Phil 'Swill' Odgers — Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Valentino — Violin and Mandolin
Neil Ivison — Lead Electric Guitar, Resonator Guitar and Backing Vocals
Jonny Bridgwood — Double Bass
Steve Corley – Piano on NEW SONG BLUES
Jeff Mead – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel on THE LAST BIRD HAS FLOWN
Jon Odgers and Andy Martin – Ukulele on CAJUN INSTRUMENTAL
String arrangement on MIST ON THE WATER by Pete Whitfield at realstrings.com
, Pete Whitfield — violins and violas, Simon Turner and Nick Trygstad — cellos.
All songs written by Phil Odgers except MIST ON THE WATER which is written by Phil Odgers and Paul Simmonds.
All songs copyright control.
Tracks 1,2,3,4 Produced and Mixed by James Knight
Tracks 1,3,4 Recorded at Knight Time Studio. Track 2 recorded live at Narcissus Studio
Track 5 was recorded in concert at the Green Note, London, NW1 on 14th September 2017.
Boat Photo – Phil Odgers
Front cover image 'Nocturne in Blue and Silver: The Lagoon, Venice' painted 1879-80 by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).
MIST ON THE WATER (4:04)
NEW SONG BLUES (03:38)
THE LAST BIRD HAS FLOWN (03:18)
CAJUN INSTRUMENTAL (02:04)
MIST ON THE WATER (LIVE AT GREEN NOTE) (03:58)