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SLOW BURN so far...
New Album "SLOW BURN" available to buy in Merch
"...sometimes out of all the noise, you manage to find a gem. Something that makes you go ‘Wow! How’ve I never heard this before?’ Phil Johari’s ‘Run’ is one of those gems."” Reyt Good Magazine Run review
Behind the music
Phil Johari is a Rock, Blues and Pop songwriter and guitarist from the North of England. His influences include David Gilmour, John Mayer, The Eagles and Michael Jackson. His debut album "Slow Burn" out now and has already attracted the attention of Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy) who put down a solo on one of the tracks "Run". Other musicians Phil Johari has worked with on the album include Mark Lewis and Benjamin Lee Smith (Yola) and Christian Madden (Liam Gallagher) who have each put their flavour onto the record.
Securing festival dates and a following online at a steady pace, Phil's music crosses the bridge between Blues and Popular music while still retaining musical integrity and new sounds. Very few synthesizers or VSTs were used on the album as the aim was to create a less produced and more organic, earthy sound.
Having Synaesthesia (seeing music in colours) has guided Phil on the song choices and production approach (and indeed the song order) for the album, making it a rounded journey full of harmonic content. The order of the album is "colour coded".
The album will available in full via digital download, CD or vinyl while the online versions will be abridged versions of the songs. Some of the tracks include elaborate intros and jam sections that are the more story telling aspects of the record and are reserved for those who want the full immersive experience of an album made for that purpose.
Previous gigs of note include The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne, Bands On The Square, Barnoldswick, Trawden Beer Festival, Trawden, Phase One, Liverpool, The Whiskey Jar, Manchester.