The Music of Shane Philip

Monday Magazine – Victoria BC

Shane Philip’s new album, Live at Baker Studios, showcases the noted one-man band’s aptitude for performance in high-pressure situations. With numerous musical instruments at hands reach, including didgeridoo, drums, guitars and a Weissenborn, Philip’s exuberant excellence beats out even the most zealous of multi-taskers. A mythological deity in the eyes of single-instrument musicians, Philip keeps his cool and busts out Jack Johnson-ish riffs before building up to a climactic cacophony question period—where you are left scratching your head and wondering just who is playing all those instruments.

—Darshan Stevens