Sunday, December 10, 2006


The freezing coldness of the December evening, was in stark contrast to the warm and welcoming Fox & Newt, as Phil Dean and his band Fuel took to the stage. With a back drop reminiscent of the bar in the comedy programme “Cheers,” the pub reverberated to classic tracks from Hendrix, Cream, Buddy Guy and Steve Ray Vaughan. Phil is not just at one with his guitar, he lives, breathes and entwines within it, taking the audience on a journey of musical fulfilment. From lead guitarist in the Paul Middleton band to front man in his our right, Phil has made the transition with impeccable ease, add Rich Jevons on Guitar, Buck Mosey on Drums and Des O'Hara on Bass, and it is not surprising that the band is going from strength to strength.