Gord Phillips song, “Sooke Hiway” has been shortlisted as one of the top 25 in our region, in the Searchlight contest for “Canada’s Best New Artist.” Indeed, Sooke’s Gord Phillips is a Regional Semi-Finalist!
“We made it,” Gord Phillips wrote in an email to Sooke PocketNew. “So thankful to you and Sooke and well everyone. Yeah a!”
On April 20, the Top 10 Regional Finalist will be selected; on April 27 one Regional Finalist will be selected; and, on May 4, a National Finalist will be named.
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“The grand prize includes $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Canada Music, and a spot on a high-profile music showcase.”
Gord Phillips’ Bio
As life happens, Victoria, BC’s singer/song writer Gord Phillips writes. Gord began life in the small Ontario town of Sarnia, which boasts the most chemical plants per square mile. With this said, it is not surprising that the majestic beauty of Vancouver Island’s West Coast has influenced and inspired Gord’s music and poetry. Artists such as Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Neil Young and Gord Downie have also affected Gord’s unique and passionate style.
Music is a spiritual journey for Gord. As far back as he can remember music has been part of his everyday life. In times of joy and pain, writing is a constant. With a wide variety of musical interests, Gord’s style of music is best described as Blues infused-folk rock. An eclectic song writer, Gords songs range from rootsy rhythms combined with storyteller lyrics to up beat blues rock that he refers to as ”philosophical blues.” Gords diversity, energy, and passion for music give him the ability to effectively captivate audiences in a variety of settings and has enabled him to evolve with the ever changing entertainment industry.