Davy Knowles Live on Manx Radio Sat 7th December!

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Davy will be joining Ed Oldham on the hugely popular Saturday Night Live on Manx Radio The guys will be talking about their musical influences, playing some VINYL (!) and Davy hopes to play a couple of numbers acoustically live in the studio prior to his concert at the Gaiety Theatre the following Monday. The gig is as good as sold out with a handful of seats left in the “Gods”. We can’t say too much,  actually we can’t say anything but we have a few surprises to come on the night!…..

Davy will announce the winner of the VIP soundcheck passes during the show…..

To listen to the show live (Broadcast between 1800-2100hrs GMT) click on the MR logo then                                     RadioPlayerFMmanxradiologo

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED–VIP box and Soundcheck passes for Davy Knowles show to be announced on Saturday Night Live tonight between 6-9pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN SKELL OF ST JOHNS WHO CORRECTLY ANSWERED THAT DAVY’S PRIZED CUSTOM MADE PRS GUITAR IS IN FACT CALLED ELLIE.

IAN PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT QUOTING THE MOBILE NUMBER YOU ENTERED THE COMPETITON WITH AND WE WILL GET THE TICKETS AND DETAILS TO YOU.

BE SURE TO SEE THIS AND ANOTHER SPECIALLY MADE PRS GUITAR BEING PLAYED TONIGHT!

COMPETITION CLOSES AT 2PM TODAY SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER AND THE WINNER OF A PAIR OF TICKETS IN A VIP BOX WILL BE ANNOUNCED OVER ON ED OLDHAM’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ON MANX RADIO BETWEEN 6-9PM

The latest edition of the Southern Chronicle to tide you through the Festive period is OUT NOW!

Even better it is the ONLY place you can enter a competition.

The PRIZE:
Soundcheck passes to catch Davy and band rehearsing pre-show

Autographed colour posters signed by the whole band

VIP Box for you and a friend to watch the entire show

(Please note the prize cannot be exchanged for anything else and all entrants must be able to attend the Gaiety Theatre from Midday on Monday 9 December 2013)

All absolutely free and the only catch is to pick up a copy of the Southern Chronicle turn to Page 40 to read about the Southern Music Scene by Gypo Buggane and answer the question on that page.You may have to pop back here to find some clues though!…..

SOME MORE EXCITING NEWS ABOUT DAVY AND THE AIRWAVES SOON…….

Triskel’s next gig IS – DAVY KNOWLES LIVE AND ELECTRIC AT THE GAIETY THEATRE

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TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 10AM USUAL OUTLETS

VILLAGAIETY – WELCOME CENTRE – HOTLINE  600555

EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE FOR THIS SHOW HERE

Davy returns to his first home for what promises to be a mesmerising night of blues and soul. Support on the night comes from Nick Barlow’s BAD NOISE

Thanks to Manx Radio for announcing and plugging the gig.

Heres a short clip of me umming and erring but you get the idea! Manx Radio clip

Isle of Man Newspaper’s Lee Brooks article in the Examiner today

The Gaiety Theatre has always provided a magical scenario for his shows. It has been 4 years since he performed on it’s stage.That show was recorded for posterity with a different rhythm section to the one this December.

His backing band this time around are Steve Dymond on keys,John McMillan on bass and Chris Bussey on drums.Chris has spent much of the last 18 months hooking up with Davy to pen as Davy says “a *bunch  of new songs”.

We will be treated to a smorgasbord of these musings some performed live for the very first time. It has always been a pleasure working with Davy and seeing the end result and a room full of fans leaving the venue having witnessed something special always makes me feel good.

(*scutch)

The legendary personalised PRS "Ellie"
The legendary personalised PRS “Ellie”

Blues, rock, roots and Americana all have a promising future in the talented hands of Davy Knowles.

Just six years into his professional music career, Davy’s music has been endorsed by some of the biggest names in the industry, and he has shared the stage and the recording studio with some of his heroes.

Davy fell in love with music making at age 11 when, after hearing the Dire Straits’ classic “Sultans of Swing” in his father’s car stereo, he learned by ear to play it on his father’s guitar. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Peter Green, Eric Clapton/Cream and Rory Gallagher were also early, significant influences, and they continue to color his playing and songwriting today.

After a relentless tour schedule for the better part of four years in support of his first two albums, 2013 has allowed Davy to spend more time writing new music and playing select live shows, including a number of intimate, solo/acoustic dates. He joined Peter Frampton, a mentor and the co-producer of sophomore album, “Coming Up for Air,” for an August date on Frampton’s Guitar Circus Tour, which included a stirring take on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” that also featured the wizardry of Sonny Landreth

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z45ePUh4So0).

Including opener slots for Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck and the Sammy Hagar/Joe Satriani “super group” Chickenfoot, (Joe Satriani has dubbed Davy, “My new favourite modern-day bluesman.” ) The Who,  George Thorogood,  Kid Rock and Lynrd Skynrd,  a stint as a member of the Rhythm Devils (founded by Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart).

NASA.

Davy is one of the very few artists to have played directly to the International Space Station from Mission Control in Houston, TX.  He recorded a wake up song to US Astronaut Nicole Stott on the morning of one of her Missions during her time aboard the ISS.  Both Astronaut Stott and Astronaut Ron Garan have taken Davy’s music with them aboard the ISS.  Davy has also served as a ‘bloggernaut’ for Astronaut Garan’s ‘Fragile Oasis’ website.   During a show back on home soil on the Isle Of Man,  Davy was awarded a plaque by Astronauts who flew the last mission on the Discovery Shuttle.

Born and raised on the Isles of Man, a tiny country located between Ireland and England.   In 2014, Davy will serve as an official Cultural Ambassador in support of Island of Culture 2014, the biggest cultural celebration in the Isle of Man’s history.

For the past five years, Davy has worked exclusively with Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars. Davy says, “They make the most rock solid, reliable, consistent instruments I’ve ever played, and they require minimal maintenance. And, the people at PRS are great to work with. Working with PRS, I feel like I’m part of something bigger and greater.”  Davy has done several events with PRS,  and demo videos.  He was also involved in the design process of the very popular PRS Signature limited guitar : http://www.prsguitars.com/2012/signaturelimited/

 

Demo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBLXAMWNZc0