Thank you to everyone for sending in a question (or three) for consideration. Special thanks to the names listed below and, of course, to Phil for taking the time to give such honest, insightful answers.
There’s plenty more to follow over the next week or so.
Phil’s book, ‘The Black Strat: A History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster’ is released very soon. More on that as the week progresses, including your chance to win a copy.
The winners of our latest contest were Tom from NE Scotland, Simon J and Rick Strang.
Congratulations to you. You each win a PBS exclusive live CD from Abbey Road. Please let me know where you’d like it sent.
If you’re interested, our chatroom will be open tomorrow between 1PM and 3PM (UK time).
I’ll also have details of the Crisis charity auctions tomorrow, so do come back for those.
You have one of the best jobs in the world. What do you enjoy the most about working with David? (Mat)
Being there when he plays, particularly standing on the stage three foot behind him during a sound check and hearing/feeling the power, sound and control. Very few people can ever experience how good this can be.
How did you meet David and land this prestigious gig? (Buffalo Phil)
I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and they made me an offer that I could not understand.
When not touring, what are you supposed to do? Maintaining all Mr Gilmour’s rigs in working condition? Looking at new gear? (Frédéric)
I am kept busy. I wear a selection of different hats: I run the Astoria recording studio, David’s equipment warehouse, maintain and find new equipment, look after David’s home studio, be a guitar tech when David makes an appearance, sometimes production director for live shows, and a few other duties besides.