Jonny Phillips Trio

Thursday

The story of the Jonny Phillips Trio began way back in 2010, when lead singer and guitarist Jonny formed and played as part of Willowen. This folky venture saw many tours, gigs and adventures for many years, including being part of Purbeck Valley Folk Festival back in it’s early days, plus supporting the likes of Martha Tilston and 3 Daft Monkey; before it came to an end.

Jonny then began his solo singer/songwriter career, releasing his debut EP ‘ The Great Train Of Thought Robbery ’ back in 2016 and has played alongside Mark Chadwick of The Levellers, Nick Harper, and Sam Kelly to name a few. Jonny’s latest solo album ‘The Interim’ was released earlier this year – a collection of songs commenting on the unsureness of the current times we live in, and the uncertainty of the ‘limbo’ stage.

Last year saw the addition of Kris on bass and Justin on drums to form the current lineup of the Jonny Phillips Trio. Fusing rock and roots with a healthy dose of folk and blues, the Jonny Phillips Trio incorporates a range of styles to create a sound that feels familiar but unique at the same time. Think a cross between John Martyn and Pink Floyd, Ben Howard and Jimi Hendrix.

After touring with roots/rock legends Wille & the Bandits, the JPT have gone on to begin recording their first album, set for release soon, so make sure to keep an eye out, and come and have a listen at this year’s Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.