Bio for press use
Phil’s love of vintage blues, hokum, old-time, and jug band music shines through as he blows the dust off obscure old songs and gives new life to classics with his intricate picking and driving rhythms on both uke and banjo.
“some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time” Dan Phelps, Delta blues artist
“If you don’t know him already, you should! Playing, singing and stage presence are all top shelf.” Matthew Fox, American roots musician and songwriter
Phil has travelled all over the UK and to Europe and the US, performing and leading workshops at festivals, theatres, and clubs. He has appeared on several albums, performed on BBC radio and TV, taught over 1500 ukulele players, and shared stages with some of the world’s finest players.
He has performed live on various BBC regional radio stations, and has appeared on national BBC and ITV TV, Radio 4 and NDR TV (Germany).
Phil Doleman & Ian Emmerson