The first line of Bristol-based artist Phil King’s biography is ‘I am not interested in making music that impresses people, just music that touches people.’ Whilst other lines of introduction are cast around the musical arena like loose change King’s intenions couldn’t be further from the squandered one-liners as he showed us last year.
Phil was performing at last year’s Purbeck Folk Festival and whilst he was packing up after a crowd pleasing performance we nabbed him to arrange a recording session for the following morning when the site would be quieter…unfortuantely he was setting off that night to another performance so we decided to record the session straight away up at the campsite. It was quite a sight…to cut down on the background stage noise we had the microphone inside the back of the van with Phil sat outside singing into it like some late night serenader…I’m sure you’ll all agree that it was worthwhile (and we hope to do another soon)!
Phil also works in theatre and is currently on his way up to london to work on a big production for Regents park outdoor theatre company, writing the music, and playing/singing in the production. He also has a few live dates coming up, including: TONIGHT at Bradford-On-Avon Folk Club (Tuesday 26th Feb), Petherton Folk Fest: 29th June, Trowbridge village pump fest: 26 – 28 july, Devizes International Street Festival on 25-26th August and Great British Folk Festival in late November, early December at Butlins Skegness.
Also, watch this recent performance of Phil and Charlie Bath performing a cover of Ryan Adams ‘Oh My Sweet Carolina’