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Phil Gates

Rank #7 US Los Angeles, CA Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Blues Rock


Sounds Like: Buddy Guy, Robben Ford Music, The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page

Label: Indie

Bio: Winner: Best Self Produced CD 2013 Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society -"Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
Winner: Best Live CD Doc's Blues Hour UK 2014 -"Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
Grammy Ballot Consideration 2014 -"Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
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Hot Town, Summer in the City… have you heard our more "soul vibe" version of this classic Lovin' Spoonful song? Check it out!

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  • Thu

    Jun 26

    San Rafael, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Rafael, CA, US
    Thu Jun 26 8:00pm
  • Thu

    Jun 26

    San Rafael, CA, US | 1:00pm

    San Rafael, CA, US
    Thu Jun 26 1:00pm


    Join us for a class to learn about both analog and digital recording. Fins out how to get the most out of your recordings! Then come see the show that night at Fenix Live at 8PM with my whole band!

  • Wed

    Jun 25

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Wed Jun 25 7:30pm


    Phil Gates was born in Chicago Ill., into a family of musicians that helped form his music style, and ability. Phil began playing musical instruments at the age of eight, and listening to a wide array of music has always been his main source of inspiration. Phil has played venues from small clubs, to the U.S. Air Force’s "Tops in Blue" World Tour, which performed in sixteen countries as well as the halftime show of the NFL Superbowl. Phil Gates performs at many of the best Los Angeles Blues Clubs with his band, “The Phil Gates Band”. Also, the band was featured for five consecutive years on Hornblower Crusies “Friday Night Blues Dinner Cruise”. This event started in April 2007 for the summer, and because of the success, and usually sold out shows, Phil’s contract got extended through 2012. Phil’s style is reminiscent of the early high energy Buddy Guy, mixed with a special blend of flavors from Jazz, Fusion, New Orleans, and the Chicago, Delta, and Mississippi Blues styles. The Phil Gates Band won the “Beale Street Blues Kings” Competition in Memphis, and competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. Phil has been steady contributor to the Blues Community in Southern California. He founded the Los Angeles Blues Society, and has been a valued judge for the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and also at many of the Guitar Center “King of the Blues” competitions in Hollywood, CA

  • Tue

    Jun 17

    Santa Monica, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Santa Monica, CA, US
    Tue Jun 17 8:00pm
  • Sat

    Jun 7

    Hermosa Beach, CA, US | 9:00pm

    Hermosa Beach, CA, US
    Sat Jun 07 9:00pm
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  • Mondo (Artist) Mondo
    great music! see you at your april 25th show!
  • Grey Foxx (Artist) Grey Foxx
    Phil Seen you around town here and there. Great all around Blues. Keep it coming
  • Lesser Apostles (Artist) Lesser Apostles
    sound like the real deal.
  • Doug Dickens (Artist) Doug Dickens
    Saturday's showcase over on Facebook will be that much richer because of your music. Thanks ... Doug And thanks to JoJo Taylor for sending me here.
  • Bobby McIntyre (Artist) Bobby McIntyre
    Love the blues Sound Great! job..
  • John Revitte (Artist) John Revitte
    Outstanding rocking blues sound,vocal and playing vibe on "Touch" Phil!
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