Bio for press use
Phil’s love of vintage blues, swing, old-time, and jug band music shines through as he blows the dust off obscure old songs and gives new life to classics with his big voice and driving rhythms on ukuleles and banjos. His original songs blend in seamlessly, with many believing them to be old songs that had passed them by.
Blues Matters Magazine
“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, Delta 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
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".
Previous gigs include The Acoustic Festival of Britain, The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Derby Folk Festival, Tenby Blues Festival, Upton Blues Festival, Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, and The Ukulele Festival of Scotland.
Phil is proud to endorse Aquila strings, Millar Ukuleles, and Logjam stompers.