Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I've seen him six times in various settings (electric, acoustic, band, solo, duo). Always puts on a great show. When I was 16 I went along to his CD signing and gave him a tape of my guitar playing. Even though there were heaps of people in line waiting, when I gave him the tape he got up from behind the table to walk around and shake my hand and give me some words of encouragement. That meant a lot to me.
Phil Emmanuel is great too, I've seen him as many times as Tommy and got to know him a bit when I worked in the store owned by his keyboard player, but his style is very different to Tommy, more rocky, sort of Jeff Beck meets Van Halen, combined with a heavy Hank Marvin influence.