Saxophonist - Clarinettist - Flautist - Conductor - Band Leader - Educator

Live Performance Dates

In addition to performing for private and corporate functions Phil Shotton regularly performs around the North West of England and beyond. Catch Phil live with one of these ensembles...

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February 2018

Monday, 26th February
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

Phil Shotton and his quartet regularly perform alongside many national and international jazz artists and have appeared at major jazz festivals, venues and music festivals throughout the country and abroad. With a tenor sound reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, Phil is gaining the reputation of a highly sought-after soloist. The Quartet includes; Dr. Tom Sykes, piano. Matt Lawton, Double Bass and Jez Finch, Drums.

For the evening The Red Bar will become a cabaret style jazz club and the quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group.

If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

Visit the Edge Hill website for further information.

Red Bar
Edge Hill University Big Band
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP
March 2018

Wednesday, 14th March

The Art of the Modern Big Band

Phil Shotton directs the Edge Hill University Big Band as part of Edge Hill University Chamber Music Series. The band presents a programme of contemporary big band music from big band leaders such as: Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. The band will be joined by vocalists Corrine Andrew and Molly Birch.

Tickets are FREE, but booking required.

Visit the Edge Hill website for further information.

Edge Hill University Big Band
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Friday, 16th March

EDDA

Phil Shotton performs with the Chilled Lemons.

EDDA Community Arts & Library
Liverpool Road
Southport PR8 3NE

Sunday, 18th March
2pm

Palm House Spring Concert

Phil Shotton conducts the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Free admission and refreshments on sale. Arrive early to get a good seat!

Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park
Liverpool L17 1AP

Friday, 23rd March
7:30pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with the Chilled Lemons.

Tickets: £5 (available on the door)

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Mossley Hill Athletics Club
1 Mossley Hill Road
Liverpool L18 4PT

Monday, 26th March
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

Phil Shotton and his quartet regularly perform alongside many national and international jazz artists and have appeared at major jazz festivals, venues and music festivals throughout the country and abroad. With a tenor sound reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, Phil is gaining the reputation of a highly sought-after soloist. The Quartet includes; Dr. Tom Sykes, piano. Matt Lawton, Double Bass and Jez Finch, Drums.

For the evening The Red Bar will become a cabaret style jazz club and the quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group.

If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

Visit the Edge Hill website for further information.

Red Bar
Edge Hill University Big Band
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP
April 2018

Friday, 6th April
2pm

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with The Snazzy Swing Band.

7th & 8th April

National Concert Band Festival

Phil Shotton is appearing at the National Concert Band Festival.

Royal Northern College of Music

Saturday, 14th April
2pm

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with his Swing Septet with vocalist Chris James.

Sunday, 22nd April

Margin Music Saxophone Choir Day

Come together to experience playing in a saxophone choir with expert tuition and direction directed by Phil Shotton. With lots of exciting repertoire and advice on saxophone playing technique, this will be an exciting and rewarding day for any saxophone player from Soprano to Bass! (grade 4/5 or equivalent minimum standard to access the music)

The day will run from 10am - 4pm, refreshments provided but please bring your own packed lunch.

Cost £25 for the day.

For further details and to register please email: sjanet@btinternet.com

Margin Music
3 Market Place
Macclesfield SK10 1EB.

Saturday, 28th April

Jazz Workshop Day

Phil Shotton directs the Edge Hill University Big Band for a jazz workshop day and evening performance with Dave O’Higgins.

Further details to follow.

Edge Hill University Big Band
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP
May 2018

Tuesday, 1st May

Wilmslow Conservative Club

Phil Shotton directs the Kaleidoscope Big Band.

Wilmslow Conservative Club
15 Grove Ave
Wilmslow SK9 5EG

Saturday, 5th May

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with Prohibition Pop.

Sunday, 6th May 2018
1pm

Lydiate Village Festival

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Festival Field
Hall Lane
Lydiate L31 4HH

Saturday, 12th May

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with Prohibition Pop.

Thursday, 17th May

Opening Night: ‘Festival of Ideas’

Phil Shotton directs the Edge Hill University Big Band.

Further details to follow.

Edge Hill University Big Band
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Saturday, 26th May

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with Silk Street Jazz.

June 2018

Saturday, 2nd June 2018
1pm

Resonant Edge Contemporary Music Festival

The British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles present a programme of contemporary wind band works from composers such as Eric Whitacre, John Barnes-Chance, and Philip Sparke. Including, also, new works commissioned by BASBWE from local composers Adam Dutch and Adam Roberts.

The concert will be performed by the Maghull Wind Orchestra (Ambassador band of BASBWE) who will be joined by students of the Edge Hill Symphonic Wind Band.

Conductor: Phil Shotton

Edge Hill University Big Band
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Friday, 8th June
7:30pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton directs the Kaleidoscope Big Band.

Tickets: £5 (available on the door)

Mossley Hill Athletics Club
1 Mossley Hill Road
Liverpool L18 4PT

Saturday, 9th June

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with his Saxophone Quartet.

Saturday, 9th June

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with his Jazz Quartet.

Friday, 15th June
7:30pm

14th Annual Prescot Festival

Phil Shotton directs the Swingshift Big Band as they present 'The Big Band Story', charting big band history from 1930 to the present day, also featuring Corinne Andrew on vocals.

Details TBC

Prescot Parish Church
Church Street
Prescot L34 3LA

Sunday, 17th June
2:30pm

The Magic Of Music
Maghull Wind Orchestras 40th Anniversary Celebration Cocnert

At the Philharmonic Hall, under musical director Phil Shotton, MWO will play a range of music old and new, including a number of pieces being premiered at this anniversary event. These include a new work by award-winning Scottish composer Tom Harrold, commissioned for MWO by the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles (BASBWE), a bass clarinet concerto for Liverpool’s Andy Roberts by Bill Connor, and a composition by one of MWO’s own members Adam Dutch. Joining MWO will be the NHS Choir and children from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Southport, making this a joyful afternoon that only the magic of music can create.

Visit the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall's website for tickets.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Hope Street
Liverpool L1 9BP

Sunday, 24th June
7:30pm

14th Annual Prescot Festival

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra at the 14th Annual Prescot Festival.

Details TBC.

Prescot Parish Church
Church Street
Prescot L34 3LA

Friday, 29th June

The Wharf

Phil Shotton directs the Kaleidoscope Big Band.

The Wharf
107 Brook Street
Macclesfield SK11 7AW

Saturday, 30th June

North West Saxophone Choir

Phil Shotton directs the North West Saxophone Choir.

Ainsdale Methodist Church
688 Liverpool Road
Southport PR8 3NQ
July 2018

Friday, 6th July
7:30pm

Saint Nicholas Church

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Saint Nicholas Church
111 Mersey Road
Crosby L23 6SS

Saturday, 7th July

Stockton Heath Festival

Phil Shotton directs his Septet Swing Band with vocalist Chris James.

Wednesday, 11th July

Altrincham Festival

Phil Shotton directs the Kaleidoscope Big Band.

Beech Fields
Grange Avenue
Timperley

12th to 15th July

Wigan International Jazz Festival

Phil Shotton will be performing at the Wigan International Jazz Festival.

Friday, 20th July
7:30pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with the Chilled Lemons.

Tickets: £5 (available on the door)

Mossley Hill Athletics Club
1 Mossley Hill Road
Liverpool L18 4PT
August 2018

Wednesday, 1st August

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with Prohibition Pop.

Saturday, 4th August

Private Function

Phil Shotton performs with his Jazz Quartet.

Friday, 31st August
7:30pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with the Parisian Hot Club Jazz with 'Les Citrons Assouplies'.

Tickets: £5 (available on the door)

Mossley Hill Athletics Club
1 Mossley Hill Road
Liverpool L18 4PT
September 2018

Saturday, 22nd September

LHCH Charity Concert

Phil Shotton directs the Swingshift Big Band with vocalist Chris James, for a charity concert to raise money for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

October 2018

Friday, 5th October

St Anne's Social Centre

Phil Shotton performs with his Jazz Quartet.

Friday, 12th October
7:30pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton directs the Edge Hill University Big Band.

Tickets: £5 (available on the door)

Mossley Hill Athletics Club
1 Mossley Hill Road
Liverpool L18 4PT

Saturday, 13th October

Maghull Baptist Church

Phil Shotton directs Maghull Wind Orchestra perform a concert to raise money for some of the poorest people in Europe - in Dancu, Moldova.

Free admission, donations welcome.

Baptist Church
Hall Lane
Maghull L31 3ED
November 2018

Friday, 23rd November
7:30pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with the Chilled Lemons.

Tickets: £5 (available on the door)

Mossley Hill Athletics Club
1 Mossley Hill Road
Liverpool L18 4PT

Sunday, 25th November

Wigan Jazz Club

Phil Shotton directs the Edge Hill University Big Band.

Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club
Vauxhall Road
Wigan, WN1 3LU
December 2018

Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Saint Nicholas Church Christmas Concert

Phil Shotton conducts the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Further details to follow.

Saint Nicholas Church
111 Mersey Road
Crosby
Liverpool L23 6SS

Sunday, 16th December
2pm

Palm House Christmas Concert

Phil Shotton conducts the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Free admission and refreshments on sale. Arrive early to get a good seat!

Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park
Liverpool L17 1AP
January 2019