Phil Brackley (bass guitar and backing vocals)
Phil started out playing trumpet in his home-town of Southend on Sea, aged twelve. Playing in his school’s orchestra, he moved on to bass at sixteen. Young Phil’s early influences centred around early Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Pat Travers and Deep Purple. So it was natural that he gravitated towards playing bass for local blues and rock bands in his late teens and early twenties.
Music had to take second place to family commitments for a while, and Phil took up playing acoustic guitar, writing and recording self-penned songs to keep his hand in. Now, further on down the road, Phil’s back in the game and has been playing in the rhythm sections of various blues bands for the last ten years. Phil’s found his regular spot in Slow Burn a lot of fun. ‘I like the Blues - it gives a solid sonic platform from which to be adventurous with different bass lines. Plus the other guys have got a pretty laid back attitude and give us the freedom to improvise and express ourselves.’