Following the success of his sell-out tribute concerts to Mike Oldfield’s career and the multimillion selling Tubular Bells, Phil Toms and his Tubular Band are planning an exciting series of UK tour dates in 2018 – the 45th Anniversary of Tubular Bells.
The 13-strong band features vocalists Matilda Bourne and Matyas Bacso, guitarists Jay Stapley (Tubular Bells II premiere and tour), Steve Smith and James Stirling, Mike McGibney on bass, Rich Nolan on kit with Adam Morris on percussion. Phil’s keyboard and piano team includes Mark Pulman, Emma Nash and Mark Roberts (also on trumpet) with Hannah Wainright on flutes and sax. Phil completes the band on synths, vocoder and Tubular Bells!
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Colchester Gazette (2017) Review: “Utterly brilliant”
Tom Newman (Tubular Bells Producer) ““This has been a wonderful event and bless you, Phil Toms, because by God, without him, nothing would have happened. Phil Toms! Yeah!… Well done Phil Toms! Well done!”
Mike Oldfield himself shared our reviews and videos on his facebook page.
Watch this space for more updates!
Tubular Bells part 1 and 2
Return to Ommadawn
Hergest Ridge (Extract)
Incantations Part 4 (Extract)
Weightless / Top of the Morning (TBII and TBIII)
Early Stages (TBII)
Man on the Rocks
Man in the Rain
Let There Be Light
Five Miles Out
Quotes from the audience:
“Saw TB Live on Sat, absolutely brilliant! Never thought I would hear MO’s music live. Return to O was superb! You must tour!”
“Congratulations, it was a fabulous performance!”
“I thought it was good last time, but this was even better. Thanks and well done to you and all the musicians.”
“Congratulations! A lot of hard work and a fabulous amount of money raised!”
“You’re an inspiration mate!”
“The excerpt of Return to Ommadawn was exceptionally well done”
“What a great weekend in Colchester. So much Mike Oldfield. So many great friends. Hope we can do it all again soon.”
“What a fab show by the most excellent Phil Toms and band. Great set list too!”
“Superb evening so much enthusiasm and hard work paid off”
“What an incredible experience your concert was – it was amazing. My brothers were big Oldfield fans but I wasn’t so hadn’t a clue as to what I was letting myself in for! I’m hooked now. Congratulations”