May 13th 2013 NEW VIDEO!! I was invited by friends at El Patio Studio, Barcelona, to try some vintage microphones. After choosing my favourites a song was sung to rejoice the beauty of cool, old gear and it was captured on film. Here is the result. Hoorah!! (Big thanks to Gorka and Abel for maiking this happen.)
April 19th 2013 RED BULL UPDATE - ALL CLEARED UP. Just had a very cool conference call with the heads of Red Bull media, one in a taxi in Hong Kong and another in Austria. Very nice guys. The Red Bull situation has been cleared up and it turned out to be an honest mess up with neither Red Bull nor my publishers to blame.. a legal limbo you might say. We are in talks about them using more of my music (this time with our 100% permission) on something else they are producing. Read the FULL BLOG POST HERE.
April 8th 2013 2 months on the road, 39 shows and 8 radio sessions later and I'm back in Barcelona. Not going to drag this on, but I have to say a huuuuge thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and who was is involved in the tour in any way whatsoever. It was an amazing journey with many highs and lows, met some great people.... all in all it was a blast. The best bit after such an experience is all the songs that come flooding out. Time to start writing. Hope to see you all again soon. ;-)
P.S. a few of those radio sessions can be heard on the net. Just click the links below
NEW VIDEO - Thought it was time for a new video. Here's a D.I.Y. studio session version of "December Wine" recorded in my little D.I.Y. studio space where I recorded the new album "December Wine (4 Track Tapes)" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzlVXh_exOQ
LIMITED EDITION POSTERS - Check out this amazing poster design my buddy Tomi at Framed Society Arts did for me HERE I will be doing a limited edition run of 100 prints that will be available at shows. You can see more of his work at his blog HERE
For all my Catalan speaking friends, here is the small piece they did for TVE2. Huge thanks to TVE2 and especially Agnes for all her hard work. Spanish version will be shown soon and when I get time I'll do a version with English subtitles for Youtube etc. :)
Hope to see some of you out on the road these next coming months. :)
January 21st 2013 Happy new year first of all. I'm back from a month away down under and finally getting the website updated. The new album is now available on most digital download stores and you can also pre order the CD from the Black and Tan label store. All the info you need, plus 3 tracks to listen too and some press quotes can be found over at the MUSIC page. I'll be headed out on tour in a few weeks so hope to see some of you there. All show info can be found over at the SHOWS page. Cheers DP :)
December 11th 2012 NEW SINGLE! The first single from the forthcoming new album is now out. Click HERE to check it out on youtube and HERE for soundcloud and HERE to download from iTunes. The artwork was hand drawn especially by Estela Dimension. Check her out at www.esteladimension.net
Hope you enjoy it, please feel free to share as much as you like. Cheers DP :)
December 4th 2012 LOOK UP!!!! The video just above is the video trailer for the new album, titled "December Wine (4 track tapes)" it will be out on Black and Tan Records on the 4th Feb 2013. Watch this space for the first single, to be released very soon.
November 25th 2012 - CHRISTMAS CD DEAL! If you're looking for a gift for someone and are thinking of going "indie" this year (lot's of people boycotting the big companies this year for many reasons!) Then we have a deal for you! :) Get my debut album "Heal Yourself Alone", my second album "The Rooftop Recordings" and a Black and Tan record label sampler with great artists such as Boo Boo Davis, Doug MacLeod , Ernie Payne... all for 17.99€ with shipping inc. As they say here in Spain "es un chollo!" Link below :)
November 9th 2012 Long time since I did an update here. The 4 track cassette demos turned out so well that we (Black and Tan Records and myself) have decided to release them as the new album. I have spent the past month mixing, producing and getting them in order and I'm very happy with the result.
I'll be back in Switzerland at the end of the month. Very much looking forward to that. All details over at the SHOWS page
In other news, I was interview for TVE2 in Spain the other day. Got to play them a couple of songs too. Shouold be aired around mid December. Click HERE to see a photo taken from behind the camera.
I was contacted by a very cool girl called Annet Zieltjens from the Netherlands a while back. She is studying design at school and for her final project has decided to make a magazine for up and coming Singer Songwriters and asked me if I'd do an interview. She just sent me some photos of the final result and I have the pleasure of being on the cover of this wonderful fledgling magazine as well as a 4 page interview inside, including the wonderful work photographer Alicia Rey did for the Rooftop album. Very cool indeed, thanks Annet. :) Oh and she tells me she got great grades too. Click HERE to see how it turned out.
October 4th 2012 Buy my original acoustic arrangement of Wham's "Freedom" on itunesHERE
October 2nd 2012 NEWS JUST IN!! Very pleased to announce confirmation to play The Acoustic Festival of Britain on Friday 31st May 2013. Very much looking forward to this, it looks like a great festival. Here is their website so you can check them out. :) http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/
September 21st 2012 New album is coming on just nice. Will be recording demos soon on my favourite 4 track cassette machine. Always good fun to use. Dates for Feb/March 2013 coming in thick and fast, mainly around Holland, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland for now. Check out the SHOWSpage for more details. Also will be in Switzerland for the Friktaler Blues Festival on the 27th October and back again at the end of November for some more shows (TBA). Cheers :) DP
August 27th 2012 NEW VIDEOS A couple of new videos uploaded for you to enjoy. Both with the Cigar Box Guitar, both from TV studio sessions done in Spain (2 different sessions for 2 different TV channels) and both with a band (1 with trio and 1 with quartet.) You can watch them on my Youtube channel - www.youtube.com/davidphilipsmusicHope you enjoy and please don't forget to share if you care!! :)
August 2nd 2012 Back from the Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland. Was a wonderful experience. 3 days of great crowds, great people, great food and beautiful scenery. The shows went really well and I sold out of CDs on the second day. Thanks to everyone in Luzern for making me feel so at home. Back in sunny Barcelona now and writing some new songs. Feliz summer everyone! :)
July 13th 2012 1hr LIVE STUDIO SESSION ON TV3 SPAIN In March I was asked to write 10 new "Blues" based songs for TV3 here in Cataluña. We filmed 4 weeks later and here is the result. It's a bit of a departure from my usual stuff as it's with a quartet and I play electric. Was a huge pleasure to work with these fantastic musicians and the guys at Nomada Studios here in Barcelona. Hope you dig it too. (You have to be patient with the plublicity at the start.) Oh and for anyone who has aksed me to play "Guilty Sunday" at a show, it's on here too. :) http://www.tv3.cat/3alacarta/#/videos/4162830
June 26th 2012 Home Sweet Home!! Back from the tour and there really are tooo many people to thank. Everyone has been incredibly friendly and welcoming, I sold out of CDs, met some great people and had a blast playing the shows. The scenery was breath taking, the wildlife a treat to see, the food wonderful, the beer cold and plentiful (on the couple of occasions that I drank), the hire car was a pleasure to drive, the autobahn in Germany was scary as hell, me doing 170 and BMWs passing me like I was standing still... seriously, THANK YOU to everyone at the clubs and who came to the shows. I'll be back soon.. actually 26th, 27th and 28th July I'll be playing Blue Balls Festival in Luzern (Switzerland) so maybe see some of you there. Abrazos to all.. DP :)
ON THE ROAD I'll be playing live shows around Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France from the 15th to the 25th of June. Hope to see some of you at a show. All info can be found in theSHOWSsection
LIVE ON DAYTIME TV SPAIN (TVE2) I recently did an acoustic performance live on national Spanish TV.
Click HERE to see how that turned out.
9th June 2012 Hey everyone. Seems that Facebook are playing games again. Posts and updates from pages are reaching a small percentage of the people who decided to "like" that page. Why? Because they have introduced a new "service" in which we have to pay if we want our posts to reach everyone subscribed to our page. The future for FB and independent musicians looks bleak so all I can do is say please check in to my timeline for news and updates (as you may not be getting them in your feed from now on) and BETTER STILL, forget facebook and sign up to my NEWSLETTER and/or follow me on TWITTER - @dphilipsmusic. Thanks for the support everyone, I very much appreciate it and I'm sorry Facebook are messing you and me around like this.
26th April 2012 The Blue Balls Festival line up has been announced today - HERE - If you look carefully, you'll see my name in there (26th, 27th and 28th) along side Keb' Mo', De La Soul and The Heavy (amongst others). Can't wait! How cool would it be to jam backstage with Keb' Mo' ?- :)))
15th April 2012 Just back from 3 really nice gigs in Portugal. HERE is a video shot on an iPad from the first gig. NEW DATES have been added recently to the June shows around Europe and I will be playing the Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland in July. It's a wonderful festival and they have some great headliners this year including one of my favourites Keb' Mo'.
3rd March 2012 Back from a few weeks away, relaxing and recharging batteries. I finally got round to editing some of the video from December's Live Uit Lloyd radio session in Rotterdam. HERE is a song from that.
After some serious writers block, it seems the muse has struck again, so some new sings starting to take shape. Watch this space :)
23rd January 2012 If you're in Germany and read Akustik Gitarre Magazine, they did a piece on me and my new record in this month's issue (print only). They also put a track on their free CD.
17th January 2012 Last night I went out for Sushi, then this morning I got a mail telling me that my record is being released in Japan on BSMF Records! Great news. Think I'll eat some hamburgers tonight!! ;-)
5th January 2012 First news post of 2012. Nice way to end a year and start another. Number 34 in the top 100 roots/country albums of 2011, compiled by Roots Music Report in the US! Click HERE to seethe full list.
23rd December 2011 Back from the Holland and Belgium tour. Had a great time, thanks to everyone who made it happen, especially Black And Tan Records, Theo and Diana, Jan and Helma, Erwin and Nathalie... great people. There were some videos recorded at the last show., you can see them by clicking HERE.
5th December 2011 Last update before I hit the road on Wednesday. 13 shows in Holland and Belgium, until the 18th December. I'll be updating my Twitter and FB whilst travelling though, so catch me there. Hope to see some of you on the road and at the shows, don't forget to say hi, I don't bite! ;-)
24th November 2011 In October I was asked to write a whole set of new, original Blues songs for a TV series here in Barcelona. I disappeared for 2 weeks and wrote like crazy, got together with 2 absolute monster musicians - Caspar St. Charles and Julian Thorne, and we filmed. The result is here. I'm very happy with it. Thanks to everyone who made it happen, was great great great fun. http://www.btv.cat/alacarta/nit-de-blues/10733/
19th November 2011 Been busy lately and not had much time to update news. Still some great reviews coming in for the new album from all over the world. This one from Roots Highway in Italy.
Getting ready for a couple of weeks on the road in Holland and Belgium in December. Hope to see some of you guys at the shows. Don't forget to stop by and say hi after the show... I'm one of those friendly musicians! :)
13th October 2011 Tomorrow I present the new album with a live, solo, acoustic show in Bar Paraigua, Barcelona. All details HERE
Also I finally edited a video from the live acoustic session I did for Live Uit LLoyd radio in Holland when on tour earlier this year. You can see the video HERE
Have a great weekend :)
3rd October 2011 The Rooftop Recordings in to the top 25 albums on the Euro Americana Chart for this month! In there with Ry Cooder, The Jayhawks, Gillian Welch, The Drive By Truckers, Nick Lowe... I'm certainly in good company!
In there with Ry Cooder, The Jayhawks, Gillian Welch, The Drive By Truckers, Nick Lowe... I'm certainly in good company!
2nd October 2011 Some new shows added to the tour of The Netherlands and Belgium in December. Check them out in the SHOWS section. Also got a nice positive write up about the album over at The Word Magazine´s web page. Check that HERE
21st September 2011 The WHOLE of the new album "The Rooftop Recordings" is now streaming here on my web page. ALL 11 songs and a reprise, that's the FULL album in it's ENTIRETY! :)
15th September 2011 Huge thanks to the guys at bluesinthenorthwest for a very positive review of The Rooftop Recordings ---- "It could just be that British ex-pat David Philips has recorded one of this year's best albums." Read the full review at - Bluesinthenorthwest.com
12th September 2011 A couple more positive reviews of "The Roodtop Recordings." One from Soundslike.bein Belgium and another from Bluesmagazine.nlin Holland. Thanks alot guys. :)
5th September 2011 Woke up this morning to find a fox on my roof, it was the Good Music Fox and it seems she has chosen my new album as her Album of the Week! Thanks Foxy!
2nd September 2011 Latest news : The review of The Rooftop Recordings from Something Else Reviews got reposted in No Depression, a fantastic Roots/Americana blog with lots of readers. Check it out HERE. Also a very cool review from a French music blog Zicazac. "Our Own Hands" was included in a great UK podcast called Suffolk and Cool. Been getting lots more radio airplay over Europe, too many shows to mention but thankyou to everyone who is playing my music and supporting the new album, I really appreciate it. Also thanks to everyone who came out to the show last night in Benicasim (Spain), I had a great time with you guys. See ya soon :)
26th August 2011 Really like this review of the new album from a great music review blog in the US - Something Else! Reviews. Thanks for the positive words guys. :)
24th August 2011 More positive reviews conitnue to come in for "The Rooftop Recordings". Check out this one in Moors Magazine(Holland) and this one at Rootstime (Belgium). Also this one from a German blog Wasser-Prawda. Also getting a lot of radio airplay all over Europe including a CD of the week slot on the Bluespotting show and on RTV Rijmond out of Rotterdam, Holland.
I'll be playing live in Liege (Belgium) this Saturday 27th August, so if you're close by drop in and say hi. Details HERE Cheers and see you all soon. DP :)
6th August 2011 Some more cool reviews and features coming in for "The Rooftop Recordings" album. This really positive on from Poland HEREand this nice little feature on a German blog HERE
1st August 2011 Happy August to one and all, I hope it brings you all sunshine and good summer vibes. The new record - "The Rooftop Records" is starting to gain some attention. Here's a review in Dutch from Van Eck Bluesblog.Also a cool little feature on AmericanBluesBlog.comA couple of tracks have also been included in radio playlists including the Blues Power radio show in Germany and the Folk en Zo late night Blues show in Holland. Don't forget to order your copy of the CD by clicking HERE
Or you can download the record from iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and more. Have a great week everyone. Love DP
27th July 2011 Check out this great review of the new album by the guys at Groove Loves Melody - HERE
26th July 2011 Just back from doing some guitar work for another band at a great festival here in Spain. Saw a fantastic Jackson Browne gig with a band called Dawes, wonderfull. Now I'm back and have finally updated the website. You can now hear tracks from the new album "The Rooftop Recordings" which is now available for digital download at iTunes and many other digital music providers. You can also pre-order the CD from Black and Tan Records. Official CD launch date is Sept. 9th so get your copy first. Just go to the MUSIC section for all that good stuff. Then once you've got your copy or downloaded your mp3s, head to the LYRICS section and sing along! I've also changed the look of the site a bit using the great photos taken by Alicia Rey for the album artwork. Some shows in the north of Europe are starting to come in for the end of the year. Check out some of the dates in the SHOWS section. And that's all for now. Please feel free to drop me a maiol, FB message, Tweet or whatever and let me know what you think of the new album. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for your support. All the best DP
12th July 2011 Some buzz starting to happen in Germany about the new record. Click HERE to read it.
8th July 2011 New album "The Rooftop Recordings" has been confirmed for digital distribution. Should be available very soon. watch this space. DP xx
30th June 2011 Well, the shows page is updated, not much happening at the moment as I've been concentrating on the album. All has been handed over to the guys at Black and Tan Records, so now I wait. Heading off around Spain on some guitar session gigs now, but will have an acoustic with me, so will hopefully start writing some new material.
As usual, your suppost is appreciated greatly and I thank you muchly.
26th June 2011 I really must apologise for not keeping my gig calender up to date! I have been so busy with the new album that it keeps getting stuck at the bottom of the pile. Also I've been doing a lot of session gigs with other bands which I don't tend to announce here as it gets confusing and people turn up expecting to hear my songs. I promise to update as soon as I get a minute, but in the meantime, please follow me on Facebook or Twitter (see links top right) for gig announcements.
Other news, since the "Soundclouder of the day" thing, I have gained nearly 4000 followers on Soundcloud and will be using the platform to launch the new album when it's ready.
Have a great week. DP :)
13th June 2011 Haven't been updating the site much lately as I've been writing and recording the 2nd album. I just finished recording today and now I'm going out for some food and a decent beer (I always try and lay off the alcohol when I'm doing a lot of singing.) Starting mixing tomorrow. Watch this space!
9th May 2011 Back from the Benelux tour. Was great, met some wonderful people and played some very enjoyable shows. More news, I was chosen as soundclouder of the day today. Check out their FB post HERE Also, whilst on tour I did some special videos as part of a Video Tour Diary.Instead of recording the shows, I found cool places and/or people and did some "alternative" tour videos on the road. They will be in the video esction soon, but for now you can see part 1 HERE I'm now working on the new album for Black and Tan records. It will be a mainly solo, acoustic record, stripped down to the bare bones allowing the songs, voive and guitar playing to come through to the forefront. I'll keep you informed. Thanks DP
7th April 2011 This week keeps on gettig better. Artist of the week at The Alternate Root Magazine, they did a really nice review of the album too. Click HERE to see the article.
5th April 2011 Good week this week. Seems a piece of instrumental guirtar music I wrote years ago has been used in an MTV series called "16 and Pregnant 2"
4th April 2011 "Heal Yourself Alone" at Number 7 on the Roots and Country Airplay Charts this week! Up there with Justin Townes Earle, Gram Parsons and Robert Plant. What an honour!
27th March 2011 Just found out that my album was at number 33 on the Roots Music Report radio airplay charts last week. Up there in the top 50 with Justin Townes Earle, Mumford and Sons, and Gram Parsons... Cool!
12th March 2011 Happy to announce that the 2nd album scheduled for release in early Autumn 2011 with Black and Tan Records (Holland).
9th March 2011 Pleased to launch the new web site Hope you all enjoy. Let me know what you think. DP
20th May 2013 Spring Song 2013!!! I play mainly acoustic these days, but deep down I'm a rocker like most guitar players. So while in the studio, supposedly doing some work, I ended up playing around for a few hours with a new electric guitar and a new studio mic. The result was this new, rocked out version of Spring Song, a song from my first album. Press play on the player below and have a listen and if you want a free download click HERE
Hope you like it :)