About

Phill Raymond


Cecil B.

PHILLRAYMOND (a.k.a.) CECIL 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 professional musicians to accompany him, at times, Cecil B. Fardoulli is primarily an acoustic blues duo but can expand into a trio or quartet expanded out to a 7 piece lineup depending upon the occasion.

The music is essentially drawn from blues and blues derivatives and includes songs from various 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 styles.

Throughout his music journey he has performed and worked with many local legends in the Australian music industry and with international artists Andy Gibb, Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) and Ralph McTell (Streets of London).

November 2019

The brand new CD, Phill Raymond - Lovin' Every Day of These Blues is now available to purchase (Buy Here) ahead of the official release on 11th November 2019. Another 6 track CD with 5 original songs and a cover version of the Lonnie Mack song 'STOP'.

Recorded at Chris Wilson Recordings in Melbourne Australia with a fine line-up of exceptional musicians that included: Roland Kretschmer - Lead Guitar, Brian G. Fraser - Lap Steel & Slide Guitar, David Hoysted - Keyboard, Chris Wilson - Keyboard, Barry Hills - Bass Guitar and Rob O'Toole - Drums. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Chris Wilson. Produced by Phill Raymond and Barry Hills.

December 2015

Released a debut 6 track CD entitled CECIL B. FARDOULLI & THE BIG BOO "A Foot a'Tappin' Boogie" (Buy Here) is receiving a steady stream of airplay on Australian and international radio in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, the USA and Canada.

Recorded at Studio 52 in Melbourne Australia with Trevor Carter at the helm. Released to Blues & Roots radio, around the country. Jumping into the December 2015 Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts (abarac) at #25 it then went on to peak at #10 in the January 2016 charts.