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Bio for press use

Phil’s love of vintage blues, swing, and jug band music shines through as he blows the dust off obscure old songs and gives new life to classics. With just his big voice, stomping foot, and driving rhythms on both ukuleles and banjos he'll take you back to the juke joints of the 20s. His original songs blend in seamlessly, with many believing them to be old songs that had passed them by.

“massively entertaining... If you think blues can't be done on a banjo or ukulele, think again"
Blues Matters

“Genuinely good-time music from ukulele stalwart, who also plays a mean banjo”

“some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time”
Dan Phelps, blues artist

“If you don’t know him already, you should! Playing, singing and stage presence are all top shelf”
Matthew Fox, American roots musician and songwriter


As seen at The Acoustic Festival of Britain, The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Derby Folk Festival, Tenby Blues Festival, Aberjazz Festival, Upton Blues Festival, Crossover Bluegrass and Old Time festival, Bellingham All Acoustic Festival, Off The Tracks, Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, The Ukulele Festival of Scotland, Whitwell Festival, and Exile Festival.

Phil has travelled all over the UK and to Europe and the US performing and leading workshops at festivals, theatres, and clubs. He has performed on BBC radio and TV, and shared stages with some of the world’s finest players. He is a regular contributor Uke Magazine, has composed pieces for the London College of Music ukulele grades, and is the author of several books including “How Music Works On The Ukulele”, "How Songs Work On The Ukulele", and "Blues Ukulele".


Phil is proud to endorse Millar Ukuleles, Aquila strings, and Logjam stompers.

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Tech spec

A full tech spec is included in the pdf press pack, click here to download.

All photos should be credited to James T Millar (

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