Scotland’s Shetland Islands, a collection of small rocks straddling the North Sea and the 
North Atlantic, might seem an unlikely birthplace for an Americana singer songwriter. But 
nourished from an early age on a musical diet of country, folk and rock and roll, Duncan 
Phillips always knew he wanted to write his own songs. 
Duncan picked up his first guitar at the tender age of eight. By fourteen he was a mainstay of 
the local gig and festival circuit. With a sound and sensibility that leans heavily into the likes 
of Tom Petty, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen, Duncan’s take on Americana rock genre 
has won hearts and minds on Melbourne’s live music scene and at national radio stations like 
PBS and 3RRR. 
If there was any doubt, supporting both Steve Earle and the late Justin Townes Earle showed 
the world Duncan has what it takes to stand beside his heroes and titans of Americana. With 
three Tamworth Country Music Festival campaigns now under his belt, his dynamic live 
performances are opening plenty of industry doors, including an invitation to play the 
renowned Deni Ute-Muster in 2022. 
On stage, Duncan is complemented by the dynamic pairing of Luke Richardson (Bass) and 
Matt Gibson (Drums). With rich vocal harmonies and guitars ranging from fingerstyle 
acoustic to face-melting rock, his live show keeps crowds captivated from the first note to the 
Since the release of his debut album ‘The Wilderness’ in 2016, which achieved critical 
acclaim, Duncan has been busy releasing singles and cementing his reputation as one of 
Melbourne’s most popular and hard-working live acts. His highly anticipated sophomore 
release, ‘Home on a Saturday Night’, is available from 27 March 2023.