Well, hello there!
I'm a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Welcome to my website.
I was born and raised on the east coast of Canada where music was part of everyday life. Now my wife and I are living on Vancouver Island - let the music continue.
At an early age, perhaps 8 years old, I began to play ukulele and discovered singing harmony was natural. There always seemed to be a jam session in the works with guitar, piano, accordion, banjo and spoons. My dad could play the button accordion and my mom specialized on the piano accordion.
My folks bought a beater of a guitar which we didn't even know how to tune, so we tuned it our own way and learned a homemade way of playing.
Then an older cousin showed us the proper tuning and a few chords. From there things began to jell and move ahead. I saved up enough money over quite a period of time to pay for half of the cost of a brand new guitar. As time goes by, I'll share more about my beginnings.
Dear Phil, I play your CD a lot, enjoy it and love it. Don’t ever stop.
I got your CD yesterday. Thanks, I love it. Congratulations on a job well done. You have such a beautiful way with the guitar. I especially like the last song (Nothing New Under the Sun). I look forward to hearing you in person in Calgary.
Hi Phil, here’s some feedback on your CD. Let me say first of all that I love the arrangements. the riffs, intros and endings, the instruments and the ebb and flow of the songs. I think my favorite was “Love is like Music” – the minor key feel and the “weighty” riff. After the piano solo, the instruments were quiet providing a lot of dynamics. All your songs have a hook – in addition to good lyrics. With all the hooks, I had them constantly running through my brain (even at 3:00 in the morning,…
Such wonderful arrangements, instrumental playing, lovely background singing. Truly an excellent production in every respect. ‘Perfection’!
The whole set is quite brilliant: the tunes are well crafted, the lead guitar and mandolla chops are very tasty, and the backup singers’ pitch and arrangements are off the chain.