Phil and Trudy Edgeley
are both Singers, Songwriters & Storytellers. They have grown up
in music, Phil (Brass) and Trudy (Gospel). 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
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.
“A duo that really defines Roots music
– engaging & confrontational. A great experience".
- Russell Morris
'Phil and Trudy Edgeley have a
created a magical brew of Folk, Blues and Roots. They have weaved
their musical spell across Australia, the UK, Europe and the USA.
Their performances are authentic conversations, stemming from heavy
roots set deep in fertile soil. We were first enlightened to Phil's
astounding skills as a singer/songwriter/guitarist through his previous
canon of tour de force albums, launched in two yearly intervals over
the past decade. Now adding Trudy's sublime percussion to the mix
there is a tangible synergy - their debut album is suitably titled
"1 + 1 = 3". In live performance you can hardly believe
your ears, with Trudy's world music influenced patterns within patterns
sometimes achieved seemingly by sleight of hand. The alchemy we witnessed
at their September 2014 Sydney gig was the purest playing we have
heard in ages. In our experience, that kind of 'third-eye' subtle
yet complex interplay is only possible when performing partners are
also life partners. 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
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.
Michael Smith, Rhythms Magazine
"Masterful guitarist and songwriter
who performs with great heart and passion"
Phil and Trudy combine Blues &
Roots with rhythmic patterns to make a powerful feast for the ears
Festivals to date...
Tamworth Country Music Festival (2017)
Heart & Soul Showcase (Bendigo) (2017)
Goldmines Easter Super Show (Bendigo) (2017)
Hurricane Lamp Commeneration 150yrs(2017) Cultural Event
The End Festival (2017, 2016)
Palm Creek Folk Festival (2016)
Wintermoon Festival (2016)
The GosBlues Festival (2016)
Thredbo Blues Festival (2016, 2015, 2011, 2010)
Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (2016, 2015)
Uranquinty Folk Festival (2016)
Airlie Beach Music Festival (2013)
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)
Mattara Festival (2006)
St Albans Folk Festival (2003, 2005)
Berry Blues Festival (2003, 2004)
Manly Folk Festival (2003)
Supports to date...
The Bondi Cigars
Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges (USA)
The Stiff Gins
The Spikedrivers (UK)