Phil Edgeley is an English Folk/Blues based acoustic guitar player and singer/songwriter who now resides in Australia. His 2005 debut album 'This Life' is raw, earthy and real with songs that make you think as well as tap your feet.
Phil is a dynamic and intense performer. His influences range from Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell and Skip James to contemporary artists such as Chris Whitley, Bob Brozman, Harry Manx, Kelly Joe Phelps and Australian blues artists Jeff Lang and Phil Manning.
'This Life' features Paul Rutter on fretless bass and Tony Keep on drums to compliment Phil's passionate guitar playing and vocals. Phil's guitar techniques include fingerstyle, various open-tunings and slide playing on both conventional, Resophonic and Weissenborn style guitars.
The freshness and honesty of Phil's original songs makes for compelling listening. Phil tells of the joy and the pain of what This Life brings.