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Phil Mills is a blues guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist who has performed for over 25 years in venues and blues festivals in Europe and the UK. He currently plays with Smokestack, who recorded a session for the Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2. He also performs with Red Jackson & The Brothers Crow. He has recorded 9 albums and featured as a guitarist on recordings by 'Pepe Deluxe' and 'Blue States'. His slide guitar work can be heard on the soundtrack for the Disney film 'Holes', and film documentary 'Muhammed Ali: Through The Eyes Of the World.'

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Blues, Jazz
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Summertime (George Gershwin)
Rattle Snakin Daddy (Blind Boy Fuller)
Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
Hot Tamales (Robert Johnson)
Stormy Weather (Lena Horne)
Rollin and Tumblin (Muddy Waters)
My Babe (Little Walter)
Night Train (Oscar Peterson)
St James Infirmary (Traditional)
Blue Monk (Theoleoneus Monk)
Shake Your Hips (Slim Harpo)
I wish you would (BB Arnold)
Is you is (Louis Jordan)
Got Love - If you want it (BB Arnold)
Sky is Crying (Elmore James)
Thrill has gone (BB King)
Bring it on home (Sam Cooke)
King B ( Slim Harpo)
Caress Me Baby (Jimmy Reed)
Come on in my kitchen (Robert Johnson)
Stones in my pathway (Robert Johnson)
Key to the Highway (Big Bill Broonzy)
Just Keep Loving Her (Little Walter)
Walking Blues (Muddy Waters)
Little Red Rooster (Howling Wolf)
Aint Never Satisfied (Muddy Waters)
Got me Running (Jimmy Reed)
61 Highway (Fred McDow)
Catfish Blues (Robert Petway)
Help Me (Sunny Boy Williamson)
The Walk (Jimmy McCracklin)
Who Do You Love (Bo Diddly)
Morning Train (Phil Mills)
Ground Hog Blues (John Lee Hooker)
44 Blues (Howling Wolf)
Nobody Knows You When You Are Down and Out (Bessy Smith)
Stormy Monday (T Bone Walker)
Rock Me (Muddy Waters)
Evening (Jimmy Witherspoon)
Few Short Lines (Fred McDow)
T Bone Shuffle (T Bone Walker)
I Aint Drunk (Jimmy Liggins)
Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)
It Hurts Me Too (Elmore James)
Sweet Little Angel (BB King)
Boppin The Blues (Karl Perkins)
Java Drive (The Mills Brothers)
Let the Good Time Rolls (Louis Jordan)
Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas)
Right Track (Ray Charles)
Talk to your daughter (J B Le Noir)
Boogie Chillun (John Lee Hooker
Hot Little Mama (John Guitar Watson)
All Blues (Miles Davies)
Can't get that stuff no more (Tamper Red)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We can be flexible and work to your requirements

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


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Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Featured on BBC Radio 2

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Muddy Waters T Bone Walker Little Walter Howling Wolf

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

St James Palace in London, Private Function


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600


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Matthew Y, 9 months ago

Great guy, exactly what I wanted. My dad would've loved his performance. Thanks Phil.

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G R, 2 years ago

Smokestack are a fantastic blues outfit that play authentic blues which is hard to find these days. Having played for 25 years they show true professionalism. They're a smokin and swingin' act for any event!

Paul 2, 21 years ago