CECIL B. FARDOULLI (pron: far-dooly) is the name attributed to this music act formed by Australian Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Phill Raymond.
The concept includes the performance of original songs written by Phill and selected cover versions of songs by other music artists that have influenced him throughout his career. Drawing upon a pool of other professional musicians to accompany him, Cecil B. Fardoulli is primarily an acoustic blues duo but, at times, can expand to become a performing trio or quartet. The style of music is essentially of the blues genre and can also include songs from various other forms of music that Phill has played, performed and been influenced by over the years. ie: Blues, Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues and contemporary acoustic music.
In December 2015 he released a debut 6 track CD recorded at Studio 52 in Melbourne Australia. Released to Blues & Roots radio around the country it jumped into the December 2015 Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts (abarac) at #25. It went on and peaked at #10 in the January 2016 charts. The CD entitled CECIL B. FARDOULLI & THE BIG BOO "A Foot a'Tappin' Boogie" is also receiving a steady stream of airplay on international radio in the UK, Germany, Denmark, the USA and Canada. Listen to the sample tracks on the MERCH page.