In 1997 after being told time and time again of his resemblance to the late great Bill Haley, Phil decided to put together a group of musicians to honour the songs from the original band.
The first to join him was Saxophone player, Allen Paris, and together they set out to build a Rock and Roll stage show that would become one of today’s most requested performances to come out of the United Kingdom, spread throughout Europe, and as far as Australia.
Leeds based Double Bass player Martyn Savage, became the third member of the band. The trio then set out to find a drummer to provide the back beat to the music they were so keen to create. Brian Nichols appeared, and his unique style of drumming became the backbone of the bands music, setting them on the road to becoming one of today’s top Rock and Roll tribute bands.
Together the four members of the band began to create a unique style and sound. Writing their own songs as well as covering some of the greatest Rock and Roll numbers ever to be written and performed by Bill Haley and the Comets.
After five years of hard work, dedication, and performances up and down the length of the country, the band began to build up a following for their particular style of music further a field. Tour dates in Norway, Finland, France, Germany and Holland as well. The rest of Europe soon followed.
Today, the foursome have just returned from a successful tour of Australia, where they also recorded their debut compact disc ‘Everybody Needs to Rock’, containing ten original songs written by members of the band, plus four covers from Bill Haley’s original set.
Don’t miss your chance to hire this incredible tribute band that will perform live, giving you a taste of the authentic style and sound of the original Rock and Roll years, proving once and for all that the music of Bill Haley and the Comets, will never die.
See you later Alligator!
“We were absolutely delighted with Phil Haley and His Comments, they were prompt, polite and absolutely fantastic at what they did. We have never seen so many people on our dancefloor and had tonnes of fantastic feedback from our customers who told us they thought the band was brilliant. Really can’t recommend them enough and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.”
Niamh Smith, Spinney Garage LTD
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.