Phillip Foxley is a songwriter/guitarist from North Wales in the UK. He first picked up a guitar in the 1970s, playing clubs and bars. Over time, he found himself in studio sessions, house bands, and writing music for TV and film soundtracks.
With influences like Snowy White, David Gilmour, Mick Ronson, Alvin Lee, Leslie West and Gary Moore, Foxley has now released his own debut album entitled ""I'll Try 'Til I Die"". An eclectic collection of original blistering blues rock guitar and soft acoustic and piano tracks written over the years. Foxley says ""Every track on this album means so much and every note is from my very soul"".
This album is like my musical life story. It's also a 'big' album in that there are over twenty tracks on it already and, because I don't intend to release any more albums, I just keep adding tracks to it. The earlier tracks have a poorer mix and production which are kept in as a mark of the childlike mistakes I made whilst learning the recording process. I realised quite earlier on that studio recording requires such great technical ability and talent that I simply don't possess, so I now have the greatest respect for all the unsung sound Engineers and Producers out there.
She Said Yes!
A light-hearted Buzzcocks / Pete Shelley influenced punk song about a young guy eventually plucking up courage to ask a girl for a date.
I've Forgotten Something Else! - feat Pete Hopkins
This is a tale about a forgetful guy who has to be constantly reminded about times and dates and being in the right place etc. Could be any one of us, right?
It's Up To Us! (Piano Version)
A simple, piano version of a pop song demo, written in August 2017 with a strong, positive message about unity, understanding and freedom in today's world.
Deri's superb vocal transformed a simple song into something special for me.
No Problems (Instrumental)
An acoustic guitar instrumental piece written in Feb 2016 specifically for a film clip. The Director wanted a simple, understated yet melodic acoustic guitar piece approx 2 mins long. This is what I came up with.
It's All About You!
A simple, energetic punk rock track written in Feb 2018, with a powerful message for politicians everywhere.
Vocals: Raphael Gazal
Drums: Jason Meekins
Mastered by: Ed Rome
A simple Dark Blues Rock track written in Jan 2015 about a guy in a dark place.
I Don't Want To Go!
This is a dark acoustic ballad about mortality – very different to my usual Blues Rock style, but it's just how it turned out :-) Actually, this one was intended to be an intro to a much heavier song, but the story got so long that it became a song in its own right.
I'll Be Right There!
A simple, fast paced rock song written in 2013. Such a blast to play.
It's Up To Us! (Rock Version)
A simple pop rock song written in August 2017, with a strong message about unity, understanding and freedom in today's world.
It's Up To Us! (acoustic version)
A simple demo pop song written in August 2017 with a strong, positive message about unity, understanding and freedom in today's world.
This is the acoustic version, with a simple, low key acoustic guitar and prominent vocal arrangement.
Racing Thru Time (Instrumental)
A slow, guitar based Blues Rock guitar instrumental version of a song originally written in 2014. Thought I'd give it an airing.
Falling For You!
A simple rock n' roll song about a guy with a secret love for someone he's known for ages.
Indian Summer (Instrumental)
I wrote this song lounging around in a hammock with a few beers on a boiling hot day in the summer of 2012.
A simple Blues Rock song originally written way back in 1997 and released as an instrumental in Nov 2012. Thought it was now time to try a vocal version.
I Don't Mind! - feat vocal by Anna Yanova-Cattoor
Written in May 2015 with Duffy's great singing style in mind, this track is quite a departure from my usual blues rock style - it just sort of came out during a guitar knockabout and I quite liked it.
Promises (piano version)
A sad piano blues song written in 2013 about a relationship destroyed by lies and deceit.
I had intended to go to town with massive orchestration on this one, but the more I listened to Anna's superb vocal, the more it suited the simplest arrangement.
9/12/2018 1:17:42 PM
Thank you Dave Franklin @lazarusgreenman for this excellent review of my new track release. Again you capture the essence of why I write music!
1/1/2018 7:10:15 AM
I'm really touched by this review of my latest song 'It's Up To Us! - feat. vocal by Deri'. The song is available in both rock and piano versions and it has a strong, positive message about unity, understanding and freedom in today's world.
This song is also on my IMP profile page, so I hope you can spare a minute or two to have a listen.
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