Charlie Phillips is a performing singer-songwriter. His primary instruments of accompaniment are electric or acoustic guitar and harmonica, but is also proficient on the bass, keyboards, and sitar. He has issued 3 CDs of original material. He has a deep repertoire of Rock, Pop, and Blues music of the 1960's and 70's and performs many Tribute shows to artists of that era.
Raised amidst the musical melting pot that was 1970's Philadelphia (with an AM-tuned transistor radio beneath his pillow every night!), Charlie's Phillips’ original songs cannot be categorized into genre. His musical influences – rooted primarily in rock, soul, folk, and blues – have been blended and distilled to create his eclectic style and fresh sound. From the blues-rock and reggae flavored “Preacherman” and "Give It Up", to the Asbury Park blare of “Natural”, to the campfire folksiness of “Donny T” and “Wealth of Friends”, his heartfelt and melody-driven songs leave the listener singing after the song is over. His charisma and spontaneity are evident in his live shows, alluring audiences by dipping deep into his reservoir of original music and cover tunes. Also a yoga instructor and former owner of Barefoot Yoga and Massage Studio in suburban-Philadelphia, Charlie adds the compelling ingredient of his positive and hopeful "spiritual realism" into his recordings (evident in songs such as "Little Things" and "What It Is") as well as his live performances.
Songs from Charlie’s CDs “All Roads Lead To Home”, “JustLove!”, and "What It Is" have received airplay on WXPN 88.5 in Philadelphia and other stations across the country and internationally.
Charlie’s love of performing is evident from his engaging stage show. He performs regularly at festivals, coffee houses, listening rooms, and house concerts in Philadelphia and other venues across the country.
Charlie has a particular talent for performing Tribute shows, particularly Beatles (in sum or parts!) and "Theme Tributes" of music from the 1960's and 1970's. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia-based Eric Clapton Tribute Band "The Core". (www.TheCoreClapton.com).
Charlie now resides in Carlsbad, California.