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Rock and Blues
High octane, Classic Rock & Blues. Inspirational guitar playing with an exciting rhythm section that grooves like no other.
Phil Dean, British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His distinctive guitar style has evolved from the influences of many different genres of music. Whether it be Blues, Rock or Country. Influenced by Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Albert Lee, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton.
Playing guitar for Paul Middleton for seven years, Phil has an enviable amount of experience live and in the studio.
In 2004 Phil played on Nige Harrison's solo album "The Long Walk Home" and performed at Nige's immensely successful album launch. A regular player in Jed's Blues Band, shows the diversity of his capabilities. Late 2005 saw the start of a solo project, encouraged by respected musicians saw Phil taking the front man position of the band "The Fuel"
In 2007 he joined the Dan Burnett Band played at the Leeds Blues Festival and also the British Grand Prix, Silverstone with Nige Harrison.
Teaming up for a project with Nige Harrison on drums and Bag on bass "The Phil Dean Trio" was formed. The band played support to Michael Schenker and Wishbone Ash.
The Duck & Drake is an historic pub in the centre of Leeds in beautiful West Yorkshire. Expect to find the finest cask ales and some of the tastiest live music anywhere in the city!
A fine example of a two-roomed Victorian corner pub retaining some original features. Wood-floored throughout and some of the floorboards have survived two hundred years of trade.
The central bar with fifteen handpumps sits in between and serves both rooms.
There is live music most nights from a small stage in the corner of the front room, which also features a mural on the back wall depicting many blues and rock legends and is decorated with various music memorabilia.
The pub has existed under several different names including THE HORSE & GROOM & THE BROUGHAM'S ARMS. During the second world war Broughams had a reputation for being a place where women would meet and entertain American GI’s. It wasn't until 1985 - while the pub was under the care of landlord Les Moon - that the name changed to The Duck & Drake. Though the present name is represented in the form of waterfowl it actually refers to the pastime of skimming stones on water called “ducks & drakes”.
Parking is often tricky... There is an NCP car park quite close by but it closes bang on 11pm - so if the bands still rocking - your car may get locked in!
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