- Lynne: What an amazing evening at Mr kyps . You have such passion , talent and energy . Can't wait to see you again soon x just love you all x...Neil: Hi to Nikki, Been and band. I really enjoyed the show at Mr Kyps, in Poole last Saturday. I can't believe that the last time I saw you was b...Andy: Hi Nikki, Been and the band Fantastic evening at your birthday gig last night my friend and i had a great time. Your second set just blew me...Alan: HalfMoon last night : great first set as usual , but oh dear, the "support" Short and Girly were IMHO rubbish. Stand up isn't easy , and the...Doc: Wow, that set blew everybody away, it was just fantastic. Everybody was high at the end. I had a s**t morning and was feeling a bit down but...KEITH ARMITAGE: Coming to london between Christmas and New year. Hope to see the band at the half moon. Last time I saw the band was at Pacific Road Birken...Rosanna: Rosanna here. Sat was incredible my friends and I so enjoyed. Julie my friend ex BBC violinist has been to several of your other gigs. ...Melonie Calam: Amazing night, well done and a huge thankyou to you , Been and the boys . Hadn't seen that bass player before but I recognise him as the one...Andy: Thanks once again Nikki Been and the band for a fantastic night out at the pheasantry last night. I just love seeing you at that venue and t...Lindsay Baker: Really Brilliant gig at the Square & Compass. Lovely to see you both again. We really enjoyed ourselves. Hope it's not too long before ...Andy: Hi Nikki & Been Fantastic night yet again at the Bulls Head. So much better now they have rejigged the room. Great guests as alway. L...Sue and Sarah: We are having NTB withdrawal, haven't seen the band for months! Maybe we can find some spare time next year to head South and party! T E...Alan: great gig at Barnes last night. You did amazingly despite obvs protracted probs with your monitor phones!. The piano guy from the audience...jacob hammer: LOVE your lyricks! do you never come to cobenhagen again? we are some fans who love your music! I will trye to promote you by danish radi...Sophie: Great night at Queens Pub in Moss. Met lots of new friends. Shame I was so pissed I can't remember any of their names!...
By Tim Hughes, Music Editor at Oxford Times:
ONE of the most recognisable and best-loved characters on the Oxford music scene, Philip Guy Davis, has died at the age of 78.
The promoter, who for many years ran the city’s Famous Monday Blues night at various venues, including the Jericho Tavern, died at the John Radcliffe Hospital last night, after suffering heart and lung failure.
He had been ill for some time and was forced to retire from concert promoting in September, ending half a century in the music business.
A well known figure, his distinctive mane of silver hair and loops of silver jewellery earned him the affectionate nickname Silver Phil.
Before taking over the then-ailing Monday Blues, Mr Guy Davis, who lived in Walton Street, Jericho, had led a colourful life, running clubs in Cheltenham, London and Spain. He was part of the St Tropez set which included actress Bridget Bardot, and was a close friend of the late Rolling Stone Brian Jones.
Friends of Mr Guy Davis, including members of the band Never the Bride, which he had managed, had gathered to wish him a happy retirement when he stepped down from his blues night two months ago.
At the time, he told the Oxford Mail: “I’m very proud of the Famous Monday Blues. I have done this all over the world but it’s been wonderful to have been able to bring it to Oxford and share the enjoyment.
“If what I’ve done here has given people pleasure, then that’s great.”
He leaves two sons, Marcel and Jools.