Meet The Dylan Project
The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language.
All band photos on the site were taken by Kevin Smith.
"Saw you for the first time in South Petherton tonight. What a night. YOU BLEW US AWAY. did not expect that! Best night ever. Thank you xxxxxx"
- Kate, Yeovil
"First time I have come across you guys and very much enjoyed the concert. Will look out for you again when local to Wiltshire. Having seen Dylan four times, one for each decade from the 70's it was a pleasure to hear his songs presented with such quality." - Andy Slade
"You were all brilliant the other night at the Junction in Cambridge and what you brought to Bob Dylan's work last week was the best. His songs have always benefitted from good re-workings and you did them proud. Especially brilliant versions of Not Dark Yet and Man in the Long Black Coat and Ballad of a Thin Man." - Brin Hughes
"Saw the band last night. Loved it. You were on top form. As I said to Dave Pegg, you are the only band in the world who could play "Sweetheart Like You" at that speed without me reaching for a sub-machine gun. You get away with it, somehow. And the rest was just brilliant." - Neil Roberts
The Half Moon, Putney on Tuesday, May 5th
Long time friend and associate of Fairport Convention, Paul Mitchell brings his exciting fusion of English roots and Americana to the Half Moon. Blending new, self-penned material with some old favourites from his rock band days, Paul will be supported by an all-star backing band featuring Danny Thompson, Dave Pegg, John Rollason, Paul Tuthill, Jimmy Powell and some surprise guests! With influences from the Beatles to Steve Earle, via Dylan and John Cougar Mellencamp, expect heartfelt ballads, a country-rock tinged shuffle and groove and a good time vibe, all with the added bonus of intelligent lyrics and stellar vocals. Throw in Paul’s legendary wit and humour and you have an unmissable evening.
The Half Moon
Tel: 020 8780 9383