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Philip Cockerham is a British singer, performer and songwriter. He is based in West Yorkshire, England, but plays nationally on the folk and acoustic music scene. www.philipcockerham.com
His songs contain a range of sometimes humorous, but always thought-provoking themes, with memorable hooks and irresistible choruses! There are also some familiar traditional songs, but delivered in a refreshingly different way. It's not surprising then, that Phil Cockerham is fast gaining a deserved reputation with his original material and his entertaining performances. read more >
< back to start Supported with his collection of acoustic instruments, Phil Cockerham captivates audiences with his music in a range of styles. His relaxed and confident personality instantly engages and puts people at their ease. Whether he is performing solo, or as most often is the case when he is accompanied by ace double bass player, Dave Bowie and percussionist/harmonist Dickie Dixon, an enjoyable night is promised.
His influence has often inspired others to pick up their own music and speak for themselves. Since his emergence in recent years, many people have discovered Phil Cockerham and his songs, and other musicians are now covering songs he has written and recorded. Others have said:
"His music is charismatic and powerful...totally traverses the old and new, yet Philip has his own style and take on things too..." (Jumbo Records)
"...he is an impressive performer and songwriter... with engaging songs ranging from topical and catchy tunes to thoughtful ballads." (Craven Herald and Pioneer)
"Amazing voice, tells it like it is, one not to miss...." (Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival)
"Some might say we've just had the best guest night of the year... Phil's songs range from the painfully sad to the side splitting hilarious with the odd cracking chorus thrown in." (Bollington Folk Club)
""..still still buzzing from the trio's performance at Crookes Folk Club... When I go to a really great gig, I get lost in the performance, carried away to somewhere you might say.., It doesn't happen to me that often, but it happened on Thursday. Philip was singing the lines 'Ain't gonna play the game no more, Ain't gonna play the game no more' I can't get them out of my head now! Thank you Philip, Dave & Dickie for a performance that will live with me for the rest of my life." (Steve Cooper , Cookes Folk Club)
"...there is a great range of message from funny, to comment, to the
more serious and all supported by some brilliant guitar work."
(Acoustic Rotherham)"...he has a
strong sense of melody and arrangement." (Joe Grint - Tykes Folk
and Roots magazine)
LATEST CD - OUT NOW
Eagerly awaited by many, this an album including twelve new songs which pull no punches and get straight to the point. Phil is joined again by some great performers including the legendary double bass player Dave Bowie and harmonium and percussion player Dickie Dixon amongst others to produce a collection of songs that you'll want to keep going back to.
Produced by Philip Cockerham and Steve Crow
The second CD album by Philip Cockerham, released in 2011 and featuring a bunch of great songs and some more wonderful guests. The album is available at all appearances and via this website through Jumbo records.
"Waiting For The Age of Reason" (2010 )
The first CD album by Philip Cockerham contains 15 original tracks and has a few invited friends playing.
It has been well received by those who have heard it and many songs from this album have had regular plays on radio stations across the country, both commercial and on the BBC.
This album is available at all appearances and through contact with this website. Cover design by Bruce Wilson.
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To contact Phil Cockerham and for all enquiries, please email: email@example.com
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