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David Philips David Philips is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from the UK. His work as a solo artist and session guitar player has taken him around the world playing venues and festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Marciac Jazz Festival (France) Delhi Jazz Festival (India), Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland), Mare De Agosto Festival (Azores Islands), Blues Aan Zee Festival (Holland), plus studio work and live shows in the U.S. and South East Asia. He has also written and recorded productions for companies such as MTV, VH1, Audi and Volkswagon and his Cigar Box Guitar driven song “What Am I?” was used by Redbull, bringing a little more worldwide attention to his music.

Philips self released his debut album “Heal Yourself Alone” in 2010 and was quickly selected as Album Of The Week by Robert Elms at BBC Radio London. It was also at #34 in the top 100 roots/country albums of 2011, compiled by Roots Music Report in the US. After a short tour of Holland and Belgium Philips signed with Black and Tan Records in Holland and released his next 4 albums with the Dutch label. Philips is known for his D.I.Y approach in the studio, writing, recording and producing all his albums himself as well as playing all instruments and tracking all vocals on his last 3 records to date. The Rooftop Recordings (2011) was recorded in his rooftop apartment in Barcelona, Spain while December Wine (The 4 Track Tapes) (2013) is a selection of demos recorded using a Tascam 4 track cassette machine. 2015’s “If I Had Wings” saw David expand as a composer and producer by including touches of electronica, psychedelia and jazz alongside his usual acoustic and voice approach.

For his latest full length “The Rooftop Recordings 2” (2016) Philips returned to his rooftop apartment in Barcelona to record, getting back to basics with just guitar and voice captured with 2 mics and all doors and windows wide open, a real “fly on the wall” experience. Philips is also a talented painter/draughtsman and his drawings and paintings of birds have provided the artwork for his last 2 releases, giving a good reason to own a CD copy.

David Philips has toured Europe extensively over the past 6 years and continues to showcase his world class guitar playing and carefully crafted songs and stories to a growing audience.


Tour dates

datevenuecitycountry
18-1-2017Social AntzokiaBasauriSpain
3-2-2017Grazer Bluestage Vol. 2 @ OrpheumGrazAustria
28-4-2017GaliciaOltenSwitzerland
29-4-2017KammgarnHardAustria
30-4-2017EremitageSchwazAustria
2-5-2017private house concertInnsbruckAustria
3-5-2017Fricks MontiFrickSwitzerland
6-5-2017 (afternoon)Plein 1940MiddelburgHolland
7-5-2017TimboektoeVelsen-NoordHolland
9-5-2017Music StarNorderstedtGermany
10-5-2017Ramble on Wednesday @ Cafe TrianonNijmegenHolland
11-5-2017De HarmonieEdamHolland
14-5-2017CambrinusHorstHolland

Releases

David Philips – Home (2017)
B&T 043
David Philips – The Rooftop Recordings 2 (2016)
B&T 957
David Philips – FRUK Session (2016)
David Philips rooftop recordings
David Philips – the Rooftop Recordings (2011)
december wine david philips
David Philips – December Wine / 4 track tapes (2013)

 

david philips album if i had wings
David Philips – If I Had Wings (2015)
B&T 936 highres
Big Things remix (2013)
B&T 937 highres
Link In The Chain remix (2013)