Richie Phillips is a musician from London. The best way to describe his music is that it comes in two parts. The main is a singer songwriter style, influenced by the likes of Dylan, Lou Reed & Leonard Cohen. With a kinda melancholy sound and lyrics about himself, life and the people he meets. The second part is an experimental side, using the electric guitar to try and create a minimalist, avant-garde sound using consonance and dissonance tones. With a great love of just music and it’s many styles he tries take something away from all he hears, in turn hoping to let his music to be able to go anywhere and any style.
Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, Nico, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Doors, Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Patti Smith, Nick Drake, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Robert Johnson, Peter Green, Blind Willie Johnson, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Elmore James, Cannonball Adderley (loads of blues & jazz musician) Steve Cropper, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, Mick Ronson, Bowie, The sounds of Motown/Stax, Sixties psychedelic blues/jam bands (Love, Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company etc etc) Sixties garage/punk bands (13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, MC5, The Stooges) New York Punk, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Small Faces, Sixties girl r’n’b/pop groups (The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las etc etc) Phillip Glass, Experimental/Electronic, Classic Rock, Rock’n’Roll, Metal, Country loads anything really as much as I can listen to.