In possession of a degree in Geography, he comes from a country called the Midwest and his favorites include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Kinks as well as Duke Ellington...and that crowd. When it comes to his stage presence, there's a touch of satirist Tom Lehrer in the mix. As for the inspiration for his lyrics, he readily admits an unusually outsized influence by long running British sci-fi show "Doctor Who."
"Ducks With Pants" is the name of his fake band.
In early 2017 Phillips released his first album Fish from the Sky -- a collection of well worn originals he's performed around the Bay Area for many years.
He will be releasing a new album July 12 2019 entitled "At Home At Sea"