Then & Now
Phil an English Folk/Blues based acoustic guitar player and singer/songwriter who now resides in Australia. His influences range from Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell and Skip James to contemporary artists such as Chris Whitley, Bob Brozman, Harry Manx, Kelly Joe Phelps and Australian blues artists Jeff Lang and Phil Manning. His original songs draw on all of these influences and more, dealing with the multi-facets of life. Phil's guitar techniques include fingerstyle,various open-tunings and slide playing on both conventional, Resophonic and Weissenborn style guitars. His live performance is very dynamic & intense, using his honest vocal style to tell of the joy and the pain of what life brings through not just his own experience but other's as well. He predominantly plays at various festivals across Australia and also a number of venues in the Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast areas including supporting major acts such as Ash Grunwald, Ian Moss, Jeff Lang and Bondi Cigars on top of his own busy gigging schedule. Currently, Phil is receiving airplay from community radio stations across Australia and New Zealand. Phil has just released his 2nd album 'Then and Now' which is already being hailed as a big step up from his 1st recording 'This life' in just 18 short months.