Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers & Bobby Valentino of ‘The Men They Couldn’t Hang’
On Sunday 5th August 2018 we’ll have a performance by Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers & Bobby Valentino of ‘The Men They Couldn’t Hang’. TMTCH performed in 2017 so it’s a welcome return for Phil And Bobby.
Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers TMTCH. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
Bobby Valentino’s first success was as a founding member of The Fabulous Poodles, but he is most often recognised as the violinist and co-writer of the #1 hit single “Young at Heart”, by The Bluebells. After leaving the Fabulous Poodles in the early 1980s, he was a member of the Electric Bluebirds before joining the Hank Wangford Band at the beginning of 1984. His violin can be heard on tracks by artists including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bob Geldof, The Alabama 3 and Shania Twain. He is also an occasional member of Mark Knopfler’s current band. He has contributed to many recordings by THTCH as well as frequently performing with them on stage.