Live im 25 // Phil Siemers
His soulful voice turns each of his songs and covers into a groovy arrangement that you cannot help but dance to. So listening is more than just a fun experience!
It doesn’t take long to work out what Phil Siemers is actually about. Just two minutes of “Wie wär’s”, and the audience is drawn inexorably into the 25-year-old singer’s universe. Brushes gently tap the cymbals, the piano hints subtly at a melody somewhere in the background, before dissolving into exquisite arpeggios. Over the steady beat, the Hamburg-based singer intones: “Alles wird klar, wenn Du aufhörst zu fragen.” (Everything’ll be ok when you stop asking) Rooted in jazz with a touch of pop, the song comforts and encourages and is definitely the kind of tune you want to hear on the radio over the first coffee in the morning.Maybe that’s what makes Phil special. He sticks strictly to the classic line-up of a jazz trio. Piano and drums that hold everything together in the most positive sense, then a double bass and the occasional flourish of horns as the perfect accompaniment to his voice. But he’s not doctrinaire, but someone who uses a personal love of jazz and soul to build an entirely individual sound that has been sorely missing from the German music scene so far.