Available to hire for Private Functions, Weddings, Cafe/Bars & Corporate Events in Nelson and Blenheim… New Zealand.
Performing with acoustic guitar, vocals and backing tracks… Phil plays an extensive range of popular easy listening music, perfect background music for drinks & dinner, or to dance the night away!
Songs ranging from the 60’s to recent releases of today, with a repertoire of over 60 songs. Selecting well known favourites suitable to the audience and setting. Some crowd favourites are by The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Tom Petty, The Doors, Radiohead and other well known artists.
Phil has been playing the guitar for over 28 years, including two years study at The Nelson School of Music in the late 90’s. He is currently teaching guitar in several Nelson schools as well being one of the tutors at the Nelson School of Music. He has also been performing on a regular basis as a solo artist at weddings and functions.
What others are saying…
‘We had Phil play at our wedding and he was just the perfect choice for the background music, before and during our meal. He fitted in and made the atmosphere just right for the three hours he played. I especially loved the song Hallelujah and he was most obliging when I asked him to sing it again. We had lots of comments from our guests as to who he was and I would highly recommend him to anyone for their music at their wedding. If we could have had him play longer, we would have he was just lovely. Everybody loved him and we couldn’t have been happier with having Phil at our wedding. He made our day so special. Thank you Phil!’
Andrea & Kevin, Garindale Estate (Bride & Groom)
‘We hired Phil to play at our wedding in the Marlborough Sounds. He was very prompt in responding to emails and answering our questions prior to the wedding. Having not heard Phil play before, we went on previous recommendations and these did not disappoint. He played a great range of music on guitar from relaxing acoustic, to those with backing tracks. It really suited our relaxed wedding and our guests could easily have a dance or sit and listen. I would have no hesitation in recommending Phil for any occasion.’
Emily & Daniel, Raetihi Lodge (Bride & Groom)
‘Phil was an absolute legend at our wedding, his music was perfect for the mood. He blended seamlessly into the wedding reception and his music was unobtrusive and provided a warm and intimate background for our special day. Phil played a wide selection of songs that the guests loved, it was a warm and personal performance and great value for money. I would recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for a wedding singer that is professional, talented and fun to be around.’
Pip & Sam, Beacon Hill Estate (Bride & Groom)
‘Thanks Phil for all the help leading up to our wedding regarding the music and outlining what you could offer. Your performance far exceeded our expectations and we had many guests positively comment about your performance. We had struggled to find a suitable soloist, so we loved your style and set list and the way you played to the mood of the room. We would highly recommend you to any other couples looking for wedding music of a soulfully acoustic nature.’
Erin & Flynn, The Mudcastle (Bride & Groom)