An innovative guitarist, Phil Kikuchi’s distinct style is reflected in his personal yet universal songwriting, composition. Vulnerable yet confident, Phil’s exposed vocals sail across a backdrop of intricate soundscapes, constructed over years of study. Perpetually creative, this seasoned artist has a rare and committed obsession with his craft. Inspired by his travels throughout Canada, Phil’s urban rooted Songwriting offers a glimpse into his spiritual perspective. A seasoned performer, Phil’s guitar style is both percussive and melodic which provides a perfect compliment to his diverse repertoire. A fixture in any setting Phil can be heard performing.
As a guitar instructor with over 15 years experience, Phil has an Album of original material which is available for sale at his performances. A vibrant contributor to the community’s music scene, Phil is anticipating more concerts at festivals, restaurants, coffeehouses, and nightclubs. Phil now teaches from his home studio in East Vancouver and has students ranging in ages from 7 – 70.
Phil has performed at numerous venues in Vancouver including the Railway Club, Falconetti’s, Café Deux Soleils and the Rio Theatre. Prior to moving to B.C. over a decade ago, Phil also performed in Ontario at London’s Richmond Tavern, Brunswick Hotel, The Stonehenge (now “Elements”), The Town and Country, The Gravity Club and The Ugly Mug. Featured as part of the Harrington Music Fest, Phil has also given performances at Windsor’s Lift Lounge, Hamilton’s Pheasant Plucker, Sarnia’s Tilting Planet, and at Other Various places across Canada. Phil has appeared several times on the “New Day” program and featured on “Speakers Corner” on the NewPL. In fall of 2002, Phil was introduced by London’s mayor, Anne Marie DeCicco for his special opening performance for the Decicco Brothers at Aeolian Hall. Phil has also opened for bands such as the Golden Seals, and for songwriter Veda Hille.