Phil Dutra began his musical career in his hometown, New York City, helping form “Fiveplay” which performed on the legendary Joe Franklin Show and opened for Regis Philbin. Moving to Atlanta in 1999, Phil teamed with singer/songwriter Brian Matson and the duo, known as “The Singles”, soon developed a loyal following with their regular gigs on the Atlanta local scene. Now based in Austin, TX and working solo, Phil has honed his songwriting skills, and evolved his own unique crowd drawing performance style.
• Winner of prestigious National TAXI ROAD RALLY song writing contest
• Top 5 Finalist in the Durango Songwriting Expo Contest
• Performed at Atlanta Pride, Main stage at Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Pride Festivals
• “Right Behind The Rain” EP features lead track “She Walks Away” Re-mixed by legendary producer Michael Lloyd as bonus track
• 2 tracks from Phil’s debut CD “See The World” featured in the independent film “Phoenix”
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said of the recent L.A. transplant: “Our loss is Hollywood’s gain…Dutra’s sunny, shimmering melodic brand of pop and witty wordplay remains intact, even surrounded by earthquakes and ’round the clock traffic jams.”