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. in 2018 Phillips released two singles — The L.A. Song and Lady of the Shadows — both of which has an accompanying music video, as well as a cover of Sunday is Made for Loving by Samantha Margret, which captures one of the many renditions of his songs from his annual birthday show EGPhest, a showcase event featuring performers from the Bay Area whom Phillips has gotten to know over his years of playing on the indie scene there. In July of 2019 he released his second full album At Home At Sea.