The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.
This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.
Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!
‘Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ – NME
PHIL ALDRIGE * MIKE BAKER * GARRETH HICKLIN * TONY KILEY *TREV NEWNHAM * CHRISTIAN PHILLIPS * GREG WEBB *
PHIL ALDRIGE – Phil has been a professional musician since graduating from Trinity College Of Music, London in 1976 and Berklee College Of Music, Boston. Providing his expertise for US greats including Ben E. King, George McCrae, Junior Walker, Sister Sledge, The Four Tops and The Temptations, led Phil to create his first theatre show, The Carpenters Story. Inspired by the success of The Carpenters Story, Phil formed The Illegal Eagles in 1997.
MIKE BAKER – Mike started playing piano at the age of 5. When he was 7 his father bought him a guitar and taught him to play House Of The Rising Sun. His started playing in a local blues band at the age of 13, and met Trevor B Newnham. He studied at Leeds College Of Music and worked with a variety of musicians including tribute shows to Tour Of Power, Blondie, recorded and gigged with original pop /s out artists and many covers bands playing jazz, reggae, blues and African music.
On his return he joined The Holloway’s and co-wrote their second album, ‘No Smoke No Mirrors’ which kept them busy touring the UK and Europe in 2009 / 2010.
GARRETH HICKLIN – Influenced by the music of Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Vince Gill, The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, Jeff Beck and The Eagles, Garreth embarked upon his professional career as a musician in 1998. Garreth continued to enjoy live and studio work with Jamie Moses, Stevie Lainge, David Dundas, Mike Moran, Madeline Bell, Elio Pave and The Billy Joel Songbook. During The Illegals Eagles show, Garreth plays electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, drums and saxophones and sings lead and backing vocals.
TONY KILEY – Tony began lessons aged 12 and 14 and played his first professional gig for the Welsh National Youth Orchestra. In 1983, he joined The Blow Monkeys and signed to RCA Records. They subsequently had a string of worldwide hits.
Leaving the band in 1990 to concentrate once more on session for, Tony found himself working alongside artists such as George Michael, Alison Moyet, Chris De Burgh, Dina Carroll, Curtis Mayfield and even played ‘The Heat Is On’ with Glenn Frey on Top Of The Pops.
TREV NEWNHAM – Trev started playing drums while at secondary school, as his friend John had a drum kit and a music room in his garden. John suggested he should learn to play bass guitar and then they could form a band together. Trev has enjoyed a varied career as a bass player / vocalist, with performance and recording credits including Sir Cliff Richard, Mary Wilson’s Supremes, The Foundations, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds.
He has also played West End and touring shows including Mamma Mia, Grease, Dancing In The Streets, Never Forget, I Lone You Because and The Carpenters Story with Phil Aldridge.
Just prior to joining The Illegal Eagles, Trev completed a large part of the ‘Timeless’ world tour with Dr Hook featuring Dennis Locorriere.
CHRISTIAN PHILLIPS – Christian has been a professional musician for the past 20 years.
He has worked in a diversity of genres, as a composer, singer, multi – instrumentalist, arranger and vocal arranger, playing and / or arranging for Duffy, Bryn Terfel, Steve Balsamo, Rhydian Roberts, Colin Bluntstone, The London Community Gospel Choir, members of Queen and The Tome Jones Band.
GREG WEBB – Born to a successful musicians, Gregory Webb grew up surrounded by a wide range of musical influences. In 2011, Greg joined the critically acclaimed show ‘ The Beatles Experience’ playing hundreds of shows across the Uk and Europe.
Acquiring a discerning taste for country music, while listening to artists such as Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, and Albert Lee, Greg has brought a fresh dimension to The Illegal Eagles. His skills on banjo and B-bender guitar, coupled with his extraordinary high vocal range, have helped to further complete and complement The Illegal Eagles sound.