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Recently been busily writing arrangements for short films, amateur musicals and semi-professional performers and I've now recorded & produced them for sale as multi-instrument mp3 downloads. They are studio quality, mostly acoustic instruments, and you can use them to jam along with, practice with and even for performance purposes as I do.
Check out my unique BackTrax under the Music tab above or by clicking << Here >>
To sample and/ or buy my current Digital Album 'Don't Blame Me' <<Click Here>>.
'Don't Blame Me' features The English Roots Band and is syndicated on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and the usual streaming music websites.
All album artwork (sleeve notes, lyrics and thumbnails) is available for download on request in PDF format from firstname.lastname@example.org
I no longer sell CDs from this website since NZ Post has removed their sea-freight service and the air-freight cost is almost the same as the CD price.
My CDs (Don't Blame Me, The English Lament, The Best English Sing-along Folksongs) are listed and for sale on CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/phildrane) and I will be uploading my other albums Walking With Wainwright, Full Circle and Two Ravens in the near future.
If you are in NZ and prefer the album on a hardcopy CD you could email me (see Contact above).
All my albums are available digitally as mp3s and can be sampled/ bought and downloaded <Here>
I am a singer, guitarist and songwriter originally from Lancashire, England and found my way to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand many moons ago via the West Coast of Ireland (but that's another story).
I've been told my live performances are "highly eclectic, intimate and creative" - specifically tailored to suit each audience and occasion, and featuring uniquely-arranged songs woven together with a smattering of Northern English banter.
For many years I toured the UK during the Northern summers and have performed in over 200 venues from Lairg (at the very top of Scotland) to Nelson (at the very top of New Zealand’s South island), always with the offer of a return gig in my pocket.
I use folk, blues, jazz, rock, R & B and other musical influences to create a musical potpourri that will appeal to any audience and my recent performances include the Mercury Bay Music Festival and Folk Under the Mountain, house concerts and private parties.
I have recorded five albums to date, the latest of which ‘Don’t Blame Me’ was released in late 2016.
Have a listen by clicking [Here] !
Radio & Live Performance
<<Click Here>> to hear Bolinder Boatman Blues on Fiona Talkington's Late Junction Show, BBC Radio 3. I love the way Fiona pronounces the name "Lancasheer" so beautifully.
<<Click Here>> to listen to "Australia", performed Live at Titirangi Folk Music Club, Auckland.
<<Click Here>> to listen to "Kathy's Song", performed Live at the MSG Club ('The Guild') Reunion Concert. Phil chose to perform this song because of its English roots and because it was the first song he ever performed on guitar at the Guild, back in 1966. The inimitable Stanley Accrington is compere.
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