After the release of his first album “Signs” in 2018 with the epic cover of “Down Payment Blues” (AC / DC), Phil Manca is back with a brand new explosive album “Dancing Spirits” mixing a dense Blues-Rock associated Heavy Metal sounds. The official video of thetrack “Crying For Freedom” is available from the Phil Manca Official YouTube Channel, watch it below:
About Phil Manca:
With his Hard Rock roots from the early 80s Phil has always combined his talent as a guitarist and composer. He has collaborated with numerous groups and musical projects, the most significant of which to date remains ERA‘s debut album (7 million copies sold worldwide).
He has also directed several film soundtracks and wrote and produced an ambitious rock opera called “Ypse”. But its big success is especially the musical “Jack and the Bean magical“. A Rock musical for children inspired by the story of Jack and the Bean (Olympia, Casino de Paris, 10 years on tour).
Recently he paid homage to Gary Moore for almost 2 years until he decided to record his own Blues Rock record.
About “Dancing Spirits”:
He returns to his musical roots, the music for which the electric guitar was created.
Phil Manca‘s explosive riffs on his Lespaul are fascinating. He fluidly mixes his Guitar Hero past with his own songs and the influences of his lifelong idols like Clapton, Moore, Schenker, Gallagher or Jeff Beck.
This new album “Dancing Spirits” is a generous blues rock record written with his partner Frédérique Arguello for the lyrics, where it is about injustice, an endangered environment and the difficulty of staying in peace while thinking of those who are gone.
This dance in the land of spirits is by no means a peaceful blues record for long silent evenings. Rather, it is a very infectious invigorating rock tourbillon.
Phil Manca is surrounded for the adventure by Josselin Jobard whose voice will delight fans of Chris Cornell or Eddie Vedder and a rhythm section with Eric Lafont on drums and David Jacob.
Enough to look forward to the first dates of the tour.
The guitar still has this superb power to move people in 2020. (Info Christophe Crénel)
Purchase the album here: Digital or CD : https://smarturl.it/Dancingspiritspm
Phil Manca / Guitar, Choir
David Jacob / Bass
Eric Lafont / Drums
Josselin Jobard / Vocals (Guitar and keyboards on stage)