B. FARDOULLI (pron: far-dooly) is the name attributed to this
music act formed by Australian Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Phill
Raymond. The concept includes the performance of original songs
written by Phill and selected cover versions of songs by other music
artists that have influenced him throughout his career. Drawing upon a
pool of other professional musicians to accompany him, Cecil B.
Fardoulli is primarily a solo acoustic blues act but, at times, can
expand to become a performing duo, trio or quartet.
The style of music is essentially
drawn from the blues genre and also includes songs from various
other forms of music that Phill has played, performed and been
influenced by over the years. ie: Blues, Blues Rock, Rhythm &
Blues and contemporary acoustic music.
Throughout his music journey he
has performed and worked with many local legends in the Australian
music industry and international artists such as Andy Gibb,
Paul Stookey (from Peter, Paul & Mary) and Ralph
McTell (Streets of London).
In December 2015 he released a debut 6 track CD recorded at Studio
52 in Melbourne Australia and engineered by Trevor Carter at
the helm. Released to Blues & Roots radio around the country it
jumped into the December 2015 Australian Blues & Roots
Airplay Charts (abarac) at #25 and went
on to peak at #10 in the January 2016 charts.
The CD entitled CECIL B.
FARDOULLI & THE BIG BOO "A Foot a'Tappin' Boogie" is also
receiving a steady stream of airplay on international radio in the
UK, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, the USA and Canada.