Phil Wilson & The June Brides

Phil Wilson es el carismático lider de la banda londinense The June Brides que a comienzos de los 80 empezó a darse a conocer dentro del panorama independiente a la vez que comenzaban sus primeros pasos sellos como Creation Records y siguiendo la estela de otros míticos como Postcard, Cherry Red o Rough Trade. Su peculiaridad era la incorporación de viola y trompeta a los sonidos pop más clásicos, dando como resultado temas que triunfaron en recopilatorios de la época como ‘This town’, ‘Every conversation’ o ‘Sunday to saturday’. Su vida musical fue corta, apenas 3 años en los que publicaron el imprescindible Minilp ‘There are eighty million stories…’ y un puñado de singles y eps publicados por los sellos In Tape y The Pink Label que en 1995 fueron recopilados en el completísimo CD ‘For better or worse’ publicado por el sello Overground. Tras un largo parón, Phil Wilson continuó su carrera en solitario (que ya inició en 1987) en 2007 con la grabación de varios singles donde continúa ofreciendo su elegante pop que culmina con la grabación en 2010 del single ‘I own it’ y el posterior Lp ‘God Bless Jim Kennedy’, ambos publicados por el sello americano Slumberland Records. En 2012, Phil Wilson y su banda nos visitan por segunda vez para ofrecernos un concierto que recogerá lo mejor de ambas etapas.

Phil Wilson is the charismatic leader of The June Brides, a London band that in the early 80’s started to get known within the independent scene just as labels as Creation Records, were taking their first steps following the tracks of other mythical ones like Postcard, Cherry Red or Rough Trade. Their peculiarity lied in the use of a viola and a trumpet added to the more classical pop sounds, giving as a result acclaimed songs that were included in compilations of the era such as “This Town”, “Every Conversation” or “Sunday To Saturday”. Their musical life was short, hardly spanning 3 years during which they released the essential mini-LP “There Are Eighty Million Stories…” and a couple of singles and EP’s on In Tape and The Pink Label later compiled in 1995 for the CD “For Better Or Worse” released by the Overground label. After a long hiatus, in 2007 Phil Wilson continued his solo career (that started in 1987) with the recording of various singles where he kept offering his elegant pop and culminating in 2010 with the recording of the single “I Own It” and the following LP “God Bless Jim Kennedy”, both released on the North American label Slumberland Records. In 2012 Phil Wilson and his band visit us for the second time to give us a show that will cover the best of both eras.