David Philips is the epitome of the independent artist. His debut solo album "Heal yourself alone" has been written, performed, produced, recorded, engineered and released by himself (with a little help from Caspar St Charles on drums/flute and Abel Boquera on keys).
The majority of the album was recorded in a spare room in his flat in Barcelona, Spain stuffed with mattresses, bits of foam and 4 mics, (the drums were recorded in a slightly bigger rehearsal room using the same 4 mics!) Only the mastering was handed over to someone else (Dave Locke at JP Masters U.S.) David even did the album artwork/design using photos from good friend and California native, Nicolas Talvola.
David, real name Dave Wilkinson, was born and raised in the UK and moved to Barcelona, Spain at the age of 24. He is renowned as an extremely versatile musician, playing in many different genres and has released records worldwide with funk/jazz outfits Phat Fred and Fast3. He has worked with legends and "names" in the world of Jazz, Blues, Soul and Funk such as Brian Jackson (Gil Scott-Heron, Kool and the Gang), George Braith (Blue Note Records), Charlie Wood (Albert King), Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ray Gelato, Hook Herrera (Richie Sambora, Gvt Mule) to name a few. As a composer David has had work commissioned by companies including Volkswagon, Honda, Gas Natural (Spain) and Colacao (a Spanish chocolate drink!!!)
BUT, now is the time for his solo voice to come to the forefront. As a singer,songwriter, multi instrumentalist, producer and story teller. His style has been described as a meeting of Neil Young, Ryan Adam, John Mayer and Nick Drake, but it is his diverse musical career that seems to lend something else to his music, not just a cut and paste copy of his influences.