Gord Phillips is a passionate and powerful entertainer. His blues infused, folk rock style has been compared with the likes of early Rolling Stones and Steve Earle combined. Gord enjoys connecting with the audience and when the opportunity arises he takes the time to give the backstory to his songs. It’s his way of making each performance feel like a unique experience for the audience. A natural on stage theres always some banter between songs. Many have commented on how comfortable he is when the show is on.
Solo or with The Assimilators Gord puts on a great show. A versitile and ecclectic sound gauranteed to get your attention and keep it, with driving original tunes and interactive vibe. Giving folk a sweet rock influenced edge. His style has tones of Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Neil Young. All big influences for Gord.
Victoria, BC is home. In Victoria and the surrounding area, Gord Phillips & the Assimlators are around every corner. Playing any venue from Clubs to Pubs, Coffee shops and Theatre’s. “You will be Assimilated. And it will be good” Gord’s songwriting is versatile and unique. It is inspired by life. One song will be a rockabilly tune(Sinner for a Day), the next maybe some straight ahead rock (Market), onward to wicked upbeat Rythym & Blues(Punks), takin it down and giving a jazz feel. (Pypers Flower Song), and finishing off with a combination of all that (Oldman War) to make the Assimilation complete. A night with Gord onstage is a Journey all will enjoy.
Gord has garnered local success in British Columbia with the release of his album “Looking Glass” in 2010. The sinlge Sooke Hiway, and Movin out West have received radio play on CBC, CFUV, CFAX, 100.3 THE Q and many other stations across BC.
The Sooke Hiway was also performed by the Sooke Community Choir with Gord live in May 2011.
Gord will be the spotlight performer for the Sooke Folk Society in Nov 2011. You will also hear his voice along with his daughter Pyper for radio spots on the new Stickleback radio station set to air in June 2011.
He is very busy in the community writing for the Sooke Voice News and working on the music video for the Sooke Hiway. A new album is in the works along with an interactive kids song book inspired by an otter. There are many sides to Gord and when you see him live a combination of all those come together in song. Check this site for tour dates near you.
“Music is my religion”
” I need to Play”