David Philips, “Washes Over Me”: Something Else! sneak peek
A precursor of what’s next in store from UK-born/Spanish-residing David Phillips, “Washes Over Me” is a back-to-basics excursion from a guy who isn’t prone to stray far from the basics to start with. On this song, you might be drawn by the soul-drenched vocal or a chipper, winsome melody. Myself, I’m diggin’ the sharpened, supple fretwork he does on an acoustic six-string: percussive, tight and neatly nestling alongside his upbeat lyric lines. “Washes Over Me” is the advance single for an album Black And Tan Records is poised to cut loose in early October, 2016. A follow-up to the rustic charm of Philips’ homemade Rooftop Recordings, there’s little reason to think it’s not going to have that same, earthbound appeal. The sweet sounds from the stream above lends strong support for that vibe.
David Philips returned to his Barcelona rooftop apartment to record the second Rooftop Recordings album that will be released in October 2016. “Washes Over Me” is the first single from this new album. The single will be available at all the download and streaming services. Here are the links to few of them
Here is a live video from David Philips playing an alternate version of Tied Up, Gagged and Bound. This time he is using his cigarbox guitar and a slide. The video is shot on April 27, 2016 in Music Star, Norderstedt (Germany).
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), 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 US, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Upcoming weekend he will start his next tour and he will do shows in Holland, Belgium and Germany. David will be playing solo and perform songs from his last three albums. During his stay in Asia in the past three months he also wrote a lot of new songs and some of those may come by as well. Here is where you can see and hear David play live.
April 15, Appelscha (NL), private house concert
April 16, Heerlen (NL), Southern Roots Night @ Cultuurhuis
April 17 (afternoon), Velsen Noord / Timboektoe
April 21, Apeldoorn (NL), private house concert
April 22, Harderwijk (NL), Catharinekapel
April 23, Noordhorn (NL), Dorpshuis de Dörpsstee
April 26, Nijmegen (NL), Ramble on Tuesday in Cafe Trianon
April 27, Norderstedt (D), Music Star
April 29, Bad Iburg (D), Casablanca
April 30, Maastricht (NL), Magisch Theatertje
May 1, Waardamme (B), Cowboy Up
May 2, Rotterdam (NL), Live uit Lloyds / RTV Rijnmond
May 4, Solingen (D), Tom Bombadil
Of course the artists are also available outside the mentioned periods for festivals and other special occasions. Please send us all your suggestions and/or contact information for venues and festivals in your area where these artists could perform live. Here is a list of all the upcoming shows:
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 Montreaux 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), 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. In 2017 his song “Hummingbird” was used on History Channel’s navy seals based drama “Six”.
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 almost all instruments and tracking all vocals. 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.
“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.
Straight after putting out RTR2 David locked himself in his studio for the Winter months and set to work on songs based around a full band sound and electric guitar. The result is “Winter” an 8 song digital album released in April 2017. Drawing from Blues Rock and Soul for inspiration, Winter is David’s most Rock oriented record to date.
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.