Phil Short is a singer/guitarist from South London, UK. He has performed all over the UK and abroad, at prestigious venues such as Leeds Castle, Brands Hatch, Castle Howard and The National Indoor Arena, and for many well-known clients such as Virgin Atlantic, John Lewis, Heineken and NATO.
Phil is the lead singer/guitarist with one of the UK's leading function bands, The Headliners, and he has also performed on national tours in a number of theatre shows.
With "Phil Short Acoustic", Phil brings a wonderful, eclectic mix of stripped-back acoustic rock and pop songs, perfect for any occasion, from toe-tapping background music to foot-stomping singalongs!
Featuring songs by: The Beatles, The Black Keys, George Michael, Bryan Adams, Oasis, Elton John, The Kinks, Green Day, The Killers...the list goes on...!
Phil is available as a solo act, or in a duo. He is also available with the function band, The Headliners.
Steph T• March 9, 2018
Phil was absolutely brilliant right from the first enquiry. He was totally accommodating regarding the type of event I wanted, choice of tracks and even provided music between his sets. My event was a 50th Birthday Party and Phil had the whole room on its feet. We have had so many compliments about Phil- a total professional who certainly knows how to make a Party go with a bang !! No one wanted the party to end - every track was fab and Phil’s voice was wonderful - we would definitely book him again!!
Maarten A• Feb. 22, 2018
Phil is a real musician, a true performer and a great communicator. We discussed my preferred songs and he played them whilst creating the perfect ambiance for that night. Without a doubt, I would recommend Phil for a great night out!
Iona M• Feb. 16, 2018
"FANTASTIC, would highly recommend Phil. He entertained in our bar and everyone who joined commented how good his voice was, will definitely be looking to book Phil to come back.
Thank-you again for a wonderful evening!"
Kirsty F• Dec. 16, 2017
Phil was an absolute pleasure to have play for our customers! Such a variety of songs and impressed our customers and they all left with a smile on their faces! Will definitely rebook for future events!
Mehri P• Oct. 6, 2017
He was excellent on his equipment , lights & sound system. He worked fantastic with me and customer requests. I definitely will call him back. Fantastic voice, well done Phil!
Joanne N• Oct. 3, 2017
Excellent. Thank you for making a memorable evening, Phil. All my guests enjoyed you and the music. Rest assured I will definitely book you again!
Here's a flavour of the songs a typical set would contain (listed alphabetically). If there's specific songs you would like, I'm always happy to add these in, too:
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something)
Bright Side Of The Road (Van Morrison)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Counting Stars (One Republic)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Easy (The Commodores)
Faith (George Michael)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone / Muse)
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
Hey There Delilah (Plain White Tees)
Ho Hey (The Lumineers)
Hold Back The River (James Bay)
Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones)
Hotel California (Eagles)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Itchicoo Park (Small Faces)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons)
Lonely Boy (The Black Keys)
Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Rule The World (Take That)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)
She's Electric (Oasis)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)
Sit Down (James)
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Starman (Davie Bowie)
Substitute (The Who)
Summer Of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns ‘n’ Roses)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
The One I Love (REM)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Time Of Your Life (Green Day)
Valerie (The Zutons / Amy Winehouse)
Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
With Or Without You (U2)
You Can't Always Get What You Want (The Rolling Stones)
You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller)