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, Apple TV 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". The same year his song Mary was chosen for airplay by BBC Introducing (East Midlands) Radio show.
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 6 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.
In 2020 David wrote and performed the main theme for the Spanish hit comedy "Te Quiero, Imbécil"
David Philips has toured Europe extensively over the past 10 years and continues to showcase his world class guitar playing and carefully crafted songs and stories to a growing audience.
As a guitarist David has played for internationally acclaimed artists such as Brian Jackson (Gil Scott-Heron), Charlie Wood, Gisele Jackson (Ray Charles, Donna Summer), 1960s Blue Note recording legend George Braith and more.
David is also the guitar player for the psychedelic world music trio Elkano Browning Cream, Hammond organ trio The Shu Shu's and composer/vocalist/guitarist for the blues rock duo King Pug.
You can find David's music on all major digital download platforms
CDs can be purchased from BLACK and TAN RECORDS