Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 58 – with James PM Phillips in Session

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

James PM Phillips of Bangor has just released a new EP ‘The Mudshark Incident’ – a live collaboration with Duncan Black. It was great to have him back on my TudnoFM radio show to play live in session (ably assisted by Simon Erridge). Despite most of his songs being about death, there is a definite warmth about both the man and his songwriting.
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Listen again to the entire show.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 58
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James PM Phillips @ The North, Rhyl

By |June 19th, 2016|0 Comments

James Philips
The world of Acoustic Performance is all new to me, and has only really piqued an interest since seeing James Phillips perform his set once or twice in his Bangor adopted-homeland…

InSession – James PM Phillips

By |June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Bangor’s bearded wizard James Phillips plays songs off his new album ‘Sheep On The Downs’ live in session on Neil Crud’s TudnoFM Show.

Full show playlist below…

Album Review – JAMES PHILLIPS – Sheep On The Downs

By |March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

(review by combichris markwell)
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The North Wales music scene, although many wouldn’t realise it, is a vibrant place, brimming with bands and artists that really are making amazing things happen.  The outside world may not notice so much, which is a sad thing, but that can change.  Recently, I was handed an album which I was asked by the artist himself to review.  Not one to shy away from such a proposition, I said ‘yes’, and I am glad to have said that.  

Interview: JAMES PHILLIPS (part one)

By |September 18th, 2015|1 Comment

(by CombiChris Markwell)

One day I decided to make a change.  I wanted to help the local scenes of North Wales. But I didn’t know how.
Then it struck me.  Why not interview the bands, artists, and people who are all doing their bit to keep the scene alive?  So here it is…

One afternoon in Bangor I found myself talking with James Phillips, one of the people at the forefront of the Bangor music scene.  He will never say this himself, but he is such a major player in the North Wales scene not interviewing him would be insane.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, in a myriad different bands as well as a solo artist in his own right, and puts on numerous gigs and open mic nights in the local area.  He very graciously allowed me to visit his wonderful abode and made me a cup of tea, and chatted the hours away about anything and everything to do with music.  Here’s the first part of my interview with him.