“I say Thank You Phil for keeping the music alive” – Carlos Santana

“He reminds me of a snake, cool, menacing, waiting to strike.
I wish I could hear more guitar players like Phil Para!” – Phil Emmanuel

“Phil actually becomes Hendrix when he plays one of Jimi’s songs”  – Eric Burdon

Phil Para is a guitarist/ singer/ songwriter and undoubtedly one of the most exciting performers in Australia. Distinctive guitar talents push all the boundaries and are combined with exceptional vocal abilities and a powerful stage presence. Phil’s energetic performance includes a remarkable degree of showmanship such as playing with his teeth and behind his head. Phil earns great respect from peers and audiences alike and attracts a cult-like following wherever he plays.

New Zealander, Phil Para has been a professional musician since age 9 & with Jimi Hendrix as his absent mentor and inspiration Phil’s talent soon grew to the point where he could accurately replicate the playing and vocal styles of the guitar greats including Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray & Santana to name a few.

Phil writes many original songs, drawing from a diverse range of music with blues, jazz, Latin and rock influences fusing into a style of his own. Phil’s performances combine original music with covers to create an exciting stage show that never fails to enthral.

Phil claims vast and loyal audiences of an incredibly varied mix of ages and backgrounds that have allowed him to become one of the most successful and continually booked acts in Australia with his band, various duos and special tributes.

Available solo, duo, trio and full band for corporate and hotel entertainment.


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