“...sweetly gritty vocals...blistering guitar with blues expression, distinction, and great stage presence.
I predict a bright future for this young charismatic bluesman.” Dorothy Hill, Blues Source
“Phil…may be one of the best kept secrets of the region…” Linda Heidtke, Southland Blues Magazine
“Phil Gates is an impressive presence…
the crowd rewarded him with a much deserved standing ovation” Pete Sardon, Southland Blues Magazine
“Highlights of my two days of running from club to club… included the explosive sets by the Phil Gates Band.” Art Tipaldi, BluesWax Magazine
Mix Chicago Blues with the energy of a power plant, and you’ll have the Phil Gates Band. The PGB means great originals, and Blues songs you love. Combining Danny Ritter on Drums, Vince Tividad on Bass, Mark Justin on Keys, and with the voice, and guitar work of Phil Gates, will mean a night of Blues is on tap.
This new CD from Phil Gates titled “Addicted”, is pure Blues.
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Blues has always been home for Phil.
The Phil Gates Band recently won both the Southern California Regional International Blues Challenge 2008 and “Beale Street Blues Kings” Competition in Memphis in 2009, and competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge.