Dave Phillips Van
Roots/Folk from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals details
In the last three years, travel and music have been Dave Phillips' education and livelihood. He began writing in earnest in 2006 when Ontario alt. country cowboys Brian Dunn and OX recruited him to play guitar at Vancouver's Profile Studio. He also began playing regularly in Vancouver's club scene with his band The R.A.F. making frequent appearances at The Media Club, Biltmore Cabaret and his favourite stomping ground, the historic Railway Club.
The aspiring songwriter truly came into his own however when he set out by himself for his first of three solo tours of the UK and Ireland. For six weeks he found gigs wherever he could, in taverns and speakeasies from London to Edinburgh, Belfast down to Cork. A mutual rapport between artist and audience quickly developed, giving Phillips a solid foundation to which he can return.
Phillips was eager to record something great upon his return home to Vancouver, and began recording demos of all the material that had been honed night after night on tour, as well as songs that were written on rolling tape. His recording facility was a makeshift studio fitted with whatever discarded, borrowed and rented gear he could acquire. Whatever these recordings garnered they ultimately became the catalyst for Phillips' unlikely partnership with veteran music producer Ben Mink. Together they've crafted a collection of songs that stand out for their breadth of musicality and eloquence.
After cutting his teeth in on a foreign stage, Dave Phillips is now determined to get in front of a new audience closer to home. With a series of dates scheduled across western Canada, Dave Phillips will be back to doing what he does best; playing his music for new people, and expanding his education.
|The R.A.F.||Guitar / vocals|