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E.G. Phillips

E.G. Phillips is a San Francisco based songwriter who creates lyric driven songs with his own special blend of whimsy and cinematic imagery which he uses to give a wry take on dealing with the longings of the heart and the madness of existence.

In possession of a degree in Geography, he comes from a country called the Midwest and his favorites include Bob Dylan and 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.”

E.G. is also the composer of the theme song for the webcast “In Lieu of Fun” which was started during the pandemic and has been a good way to spend and hour with stimulating conversation, trolley problems, and cheese.

​”Ducks With Pants” is the name of his fake band.

Awards

3rd Annual California Music Video Awards — Winner of "Made Me Laugh (Humor)"


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”The song is whimsical, endearing, and fun. There is the beautiful muted trumpet from Rich Armstrong to enjoy and sympathetic support from the piano of Kevin Seal and tenor sax of Daniel Casares. E.G delivers the song in a spoken word style that has a worldly wise feel to it and fits well with the musical style chosen to show off the lyrics.” ​— Simply Jazz Talk on the Octopus Song

“Soft, lyrical composition ... a charming atmosphere” ​- Nagamag on the Octopus Song

“The creativity that blossoms out of San Francisco often feels unparalleled in variety and in some cases, density

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trumpet
Miles Davis
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Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Tom Waits
voice / vocals
Melody Gardot
voice / vocals
The Beatles
band/orchestra
Bob Dylan
voice / vocals
Leonard Cohen
voice / vocals

Albums

Alien from an...

Ducks With Pants Music
2022

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At Home at Sea

Ducks With Pants Music
2019

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Fish from the Sky

Ducks With Pants Music
2017

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Videos

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