Brisbane-based song-writer/guitarist Philip John is previewing his album ‘FABRIC ISLAND on Sunday 31st March at The Milk Factory in South Brisbane.
As a dual citizen of both the Netherlands and Australia, Philip has enjoyed a “global citizen” upbringing.
“My cross-continental collaboration with Yuri Blaak in Amsterdam in 2017 resulted in the formation of Jazz Theft Auto, and one which spurred me on to continue original song-writing in the electronic, hip hop, and groove genre,” said Philip.
“Trying to define genres is often difficult. I like to call it Jazz Hop, “ said the 20 year old Toowong musician.
Philip has a strong pedigree in music and entertainment.
His father is former high profile Brisbane radio broadcaster, Peter Dick, who was also known for his deep love of Frank Sinatra’s music and tenor voice.
His mother is versatile Brisbane vocalist, Sandra Beynon, who performs both jazz and rock in various bands including Missy Vader and the Dark Force.
His step-father and sometime guitar mentor is uber-talented guitarist, Sean Mullen, who also presents the Satriani Tribute Show – a testament to his skill.
Philip has been surrounded by a variety of music from birth, having entered the world to the voice of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s “Oh mio babbino caro”.
“Music has been all around me from as long as I can remember. I think as a toddler I dressed as Murray the Red Wiggle with a ukulele instead of a guitar; my mother and father were always singing or playing music and instruments were everywhere,” said Philip.
“I love the sound of the jazz guitar, and I’m still working on finding my best voice, but my song-writing is such great way to express myself. Being young isn’t easy in the music industry these days,” he said.
Also performing on the night will be Euphoria Quartet, a jazz-fusion band featuring students from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Get keen for an evening of lush harmonies, vigorous improvisations and deep, cerebral grooves…
FABRIC ISLAND ALBUM PREVIEW – Friday 22nd March, 2019
The Milk Factory – 48 Montague Road, South Brisbane
Tickets at door: $5 adults, Students by donation.