Phil and Trudy Edgeley

    Phil and Trudy Edgeley are both Singers, Songwriters & Storytellers. They have both grown up in music. With the vast experience gained from performing together throughout Australia, UK, Europe and the USA, Phil & Trudy encapsulate the dynamics of a great partnership on both a musical and a personal level. Throw in a little humour and interaction with the audience and the result is a show that draws the listener into a new and exciting place.

    Phil Edgeley’s (Weissenborn, Acoustic, Resophonic Guitars/Vocals) British Folk/Roots songwriting & music style infused with Trudy Edgeley’s (Acoustic Guitar/Ukelele/Peruvian Drum/Vocals) melting pot of cultures. Trudy’s haunting vocals, melodies, tropical tempos & tribal beats reflects not only her influences and passion for her music, but also her desire to tell the stories of her rich ancestery. This results in well crafted songs that have the added interest of fascinating stories which have been seldom told.

    Phil has released 3 albums to date, “This Life” (2005) “Then and Now” (2007) and “In the Blood” (2011). Phil and Trudy’s duo album, “OnePlusOneEqualsThree” (2014) is their current work.

    They have performed at Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bendigo Easter Festival, The Hill End Festival,   Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, Thredbo Blues & Roots Festival, Palm Creek Festival, Wintermoon Festival, Uranquinty Folk Festival, GosBlues Festival, Airlie Beach Music Festival just to name a few.

    “A duo that really defines Roots music – engaging & confrontational. A great experience. – Russell Morris

    Until a couple of years ago, Trudy Edgeley had been quite content to manage English bluesman husband Phil’s career, so all I can say is thank goodness that she took those cajon lessons on the sly and suggested a jam one night after one of Phil’s national tours. Not only did he find the percussionist of his dreams, but also a truly sublime singer-songwriter whose music brought elements of gospel, work song, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous melodies and rhythms to mix and match Phil’s love affair with the Mississippi Delta blues of the ’30s through ’50s, with a dash of British traditional folk. They write separately, with Phil bringing nine to Trudy’s three songs to the table, with Muddy Waters’ “Can’t Be Satisfied” and Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready”, the latter sung by Trudy, making up the baker’s dozen plus one, so Oneplusoneequalsthree is still pretty acoustic Delta blues-heavy, and the contrast when Trudy steps forward adds another really powerful layer to an amiable and, on the quiet, powerful collection. – Micheal Smith – Rhythms Magazine

    The Phil and Trudy Edgeley experience is one that transcends music into both a gentle reflection and passionate celebration of Life – wondrous and earthy narratives evoked with fire and grace. This is one of the great musical experiences Australia has to offer.’ – Tim Huang & Calvin Welch – iHearMusic.com

     

                Festivals to date…                  Supports to date…

    Tamworth Country Music Festival (2017)                  Russell Morris

    Bendigo Easter Sunday Super Show (2017)                  Ian Moss

    Heart & Soul Showcase (2017)                  Tex Perkins

    The End Festival (2017, 2016)                  Jeff Lang

    Hurricane Lamp (2017) Cultural                  Ash Grunwald

    Wintermoon Festival (2016)                  The Backsliders

    Palm Creek Festival (2016)                  Bondi Cigars

    GosBlues Festival (2016)                  Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges

    Uranquinty Folk Festival (2016)                  Andrew Winton

    Thredbo Blues Festival (2016, 2015, 2011, 2010)                  Glen Terry

    Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (2016, 2015)                  The Stiff Gins

    Airlie Beach Music Festival (2013)                  The Spikedrivers (UK)

    Cairns Folk ‘n’ Roots (Cairns Festival 2012)
    Darwin Blues Festival (2012)
    The Blues Train, Queenscliffe (2012)
    River of Art Moruya (2010, 2011)

    Howden RibFest (UK) (2009)
    Illawarra Folk Festival (2009)
    Central Coast Blues Festival (2009)
    Railway Blues Festival (2009)
    Nimmitable Blues Festival (2008)
    Davistown Blues Festival (2008)
    Newcastle Blues Festival (2004, 2005, 2007)
    Port Stephens Whales & Blues Festival (2007)
    CoastFest (2007)
    Mattara Festival (2006)
    St Albans Folk Festival (2003, 2005)
    Berry Blues Festival (2003, 2004)
    Manly Folk Festival (2003)

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