MEET THOR PHILLIPS, the Australian singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso who’s passionate, powerful performances are stirring up storms across the nation.
A professional musician for over 14 years,Thor has played countless solo and band gigs across the country.
His new self-recorded, self-produced album Higher Ground (released September 2018) is his second full album showcasing a musical style that is rich and varied and song writing that goes straight to the heart.
Thor’s music refuses to be pigeon holed; most call him ‘Alt. Country’ or ‘Roots’... but with a nod to folk, a stomp of bluegrass and dusting of Americana.
What sets Thor apart is his dynamic energy, his confidence with the guitar, his rich voice, and his willingness to be both powerful and vulnerable within the same song.
Thor’s audiences, from the small halls on dirt country roads, to the mains stages of city music festivals, connect with his integrity and depth. They are songs that stay with you long after the guitar strings have stopped humming.
Here is a recent review of Thor’s latest release “Higher Ground” by Jon Wolfe from Country Music Capital News - Australia’s Leading country music magazine.
“Thor is an Aussie multi-instrumentalist country, blues and roots singer with a great voice that captures attention from the first note of this release, his second album.
The album showcases Thor’s flat picking, expressive dobro style and lyrics that go straight to the heart, with a lick or two of folk, bluegrass and settings that probably fit into contemporary
country or Americana.
Highlights are the title track, Horse to water, Storm is Breaking (co write with Jeff Palmer) and the dobro laced Roll down the windows. And check out the rocky track Jump Into The Pool – it shows the depths of his talents and is better than some who try to lay claim to country rock credentials.
I’ll be keeping an ear outfor more from him in the future”.
Thor Phillips wields his guitar like a hammer.
Electric or acoustic, the confidence with which he plays is attention grabbing. From stomp box driven blues to intimate, laid back country ... He performs like it’s his right to be a musician, and it is".
Award winning singer-songwriter John Harley Weston