(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).
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
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.