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Dr. Phil and his Comfy Sofa

Thursday, 23 July 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Phil McLaughlin will bring a Funky “Uptown Chicago Blues” sound to the Bristol with the help of his Comfy Sofa three piece group this time.

Phil McLaughlin – Guitar and Vocals

Allan Street – Bass

James Shanks – Drums

A Chicago area Native, Phil has been playing Guitar since the late 70s and has done  thousands of club gigs performing at most of Chicago’s iconic Blues clubs. Playing at The Checkerboard Lounge, Kingston Mines, Blues etc, Mama Rosa’s, Buddy Guys Legends, Harlem Ave Lounge, He learned the music from the people making it happen at the time not from a recording. Phil has also spent a coupe of years touring France playing everywhere from the Blues Festival circuit to week long stints at sea side resorts to tiny little cafes. Over the last 25 years He has had the opportunity to play with ZZ Hill JR, Shirley King, Junior Wells and has opened for Maceo Parker and James Brown…. Yes, that James Brown.

So come on down to the Bristol and get a dose of what you need to make you groove!


Thursday, 23 July 2015
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Hotel Bristol
131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
04-385 1147