Phil & Tilley started playing music together in 2008 in the form of a 5 piece folk/rock outfit and in the autumn of 2012, decided to part ways with the project and start writing together as a duo. Surrounded by the New Forest (UK), an ancient woodland situated on the southern coast of England, the self-taught musicians began experimenting with ambient sounds which opened new doors for their song writing.
In 2016, Phil & Tilley arrived in Byron bay with little more than their instruments, a few clothes and a tent. In order to pay for food, busking on the streets became a necessity until they began to establish themselves in local bars, cafes and farmers markets. Two years later they are now playing over 250 gigs a year throughout Australia, gaining a rapidly increasing fan base.
Their troubadour philosophy of being on the road as much as they can, playing shows wherever there’s a stage, has helped them gain airplay on National Radio NZ, BBC Introducing (UK) and various local radio shows around Australia. They also had the opportunity to play at TEDx Tauranga (NZ) in front of a 1000 seat, sold out crowd.