SONGBROKER WELCOMES PHIL STOODLEY
Songbroker is delighted to welcome Phil Stoodley to the roster.
Stoodley has been writing, recording and performing music professionally for over 15 years.
As fate had it this musician was given his first guitar at age fifteen after his dad ‘got lucky’ at the horses. By seventeen he was bashing out tunes in a heavy metal rock band and making a name for himself at pubs and festivals throughout the lower North Island of New Zealand.
Come the early 2000s Phil was touring the UK, Europe, US and Asia as a session player for one of New Zealand’s best loved and multi platinum selling band’s The Feelers.
Later, Phil brought together and fronted the rock band STOODS, winners of the New Zealand Battle of the Bands, which also found him scooping up the “Best Songwriter” and “Best Singer” awards. Phil’s various musical projects went on to support a number of leading international bands such as Velvet Revolver, Simple Minds and Neil Finn.
In 2010 his first solo single 'Waiting For Thursday' was co-written with acclaimed New Zealand actor Leighton Cardno. Later he released his self produced debut album 'No Surprise'.
In recent times this dynamic artist has been writing, recording and producing from his own home studio both his own original songs along with those of emerging Kiwi artist, Hanna Grace.