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phil king

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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"Time Out"

"Supremely talented Bristol-based singer, PHIL KING. He has a voice to die for." - Time Out, London

"The Independant - Album Review"

"Sensitive, heart-on-sleeve songs…this is a very good debut, whose best tunes create a suitably intimate and melancholy mood, enhanced by laid-back acoustic picking and subtle swells of hammond organ." - The Independant On Sunday


"Since the sad passing of Lynden David Hall the UK scene has been deprived of a male jazz-soul vocalist of genuine acoustic class, minus all the bling and innuendo of lesser talents. This gap is finally being filled by the emergence of Bristol based PHIL KING who's quietly reclaiming jazz-infused soul music of real depth and quality. Now releasing his beautifully funky acoustic solo debut "Leaves", Kings voice reminds one as much of Nick Drake as an impassioned Bill Withers, on songs that are as delicately crafted as they are cliche free; he's also a spellbinding performer, go see him live." - Jazzwise Magazine

"Venue Magazine"

" …local roots star of the year, PHIL KING. In his capacity as lead vocalist with the powerful Forster-King Band, when working solo, or in small ensembles playing his own material, Phil is an outstanding musician of whom much more is going to be heard." - Venue Magazine

"Blues Matters Magazine"

"PHIL KING’S vocals are astounding…an unexpected joy…he will go on to even greater things!" - Blues Matters Magazine


LP - 'They Come and They Go' released April 2009
LP - 'Leaves' released Nov 2006



Since becoming a sought after performer on the Bristol music scene and receiving the Venue Magazine Roots Artist of the Year award at the end of 2005, he now plays throughout the UK and Europe. His music has been played on regional radio stations across the UK, as well as on BBC Radio 2. He has supported Karima Francis, Jon Allen, Kate Walsh, Foy Vance, Ruby Turner, Emmy The Great, Amp Fiddler, Mamas Gun, Chris Farlowe and Tina Dico and has shared the stage with many great artists including Beth Rowley and Alice Russel.