Born in the UK and now residing in Barcelona, Spain, Dave Wilkinson (aka David Philips) is a hyperactive guitarist, singer songwriter, so unable to sit still for 5 minutes that he needs 2 names!
Noted for his wide range of styles, Dave is equally at home swinging over hard be-bop as he is getting down and funky Grant Green style, or funky chicken scratchin Meters style, or heavy texas blues shufflin', or Bob Dylanesque acoustic picking.
Dave plays with many different bands and musical projects both as a front man and side man. His own bands, Phat Fred and Fast3, have released and sold records throughout the world. As a side man he has played (and still does) along side artists such as Brian Jackson, George Braith, Charlie Wood, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ray Gelato, Hook Herrera to name a few.
He can also be found recording and performing his original songs and unique cover versions under the name of David Philips, both solo and within the genre smashing Sub Lengua.
And as if that isn't enough, other projects include soul/blues organ trio Yes Indeed!, Fred Leslies missing Link and Spanish cyber funk outfit Waste. Dave has also recorded/wrote music for companies including Volswagon, Audi and Honda.
At present, aside from playing live, Dave is busy writing new albums with Phat Fred, Fast3 and Sub Lengua.
*Also please see bigos for Fast3 and Phat Fred in relevant myspaces: www.myspace.com/fastthree www.myspace.com/dontspoilthesoup
Too many guitars and not enough girlfriends!
Fast3 - 3's Company (A tribute to Grant Green)
These guys are the real deal, and 3's Company is a soulful tribute to a musician who is too often overlooked.
- Larry Goldings
You cats tripped me out back to the sixties. You sound like all my buddies who are pushing tulips. You'all are some bad cats.. Keep up the good work!
- George Braith
Phat Fred - Live In Denmark
I heard this and it totally freaked me out... I never heard them play like this before... if this is what Denmark makes you play like, I suggest that you move there! - Craig Charles (BBC Radio6 Funk Show.)
Such a fantastic single, timeless