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So where is he now?
Roy now lives in Christchurch with his partner Robyn. There is a lot more work for musos here and the location is central, providing an ideal base for Roy to travel around the country with his one man show. Roy says, "The scenery isn't as spectacular as Queenstown, but the attitude is closer to, shall we say... British?"

Here's Roy in his Christchurch studio.

Roy in his home studio

Roy's Current Music
These days Roy spends most of his time composing songs for other people and writing film soundtracks.  Live at the 2003 Queenstown Jazz Festival He introduced his one man show at the Queenstown Jazz Festival in 2003 and has toured it around New Zealand ever since.

For two and a half hours, "An Evening with Roy Phillips" combines his skills as a raconteur and musician and draws critical acclaim from those fortunate few who secure tickets.

Roy admits that his current jazz fusion style is influenced by Donny Hathaway. Although he still enjoys "...a plonk on a Hammond", Roy's keyboard of choice these days is a Kurtzweil 2500x. As he says, "It's a damn site easier to lug around."

Future commitments include an album of originals with friend and jazz diva, Hine Marchand.

SEE ALSO:
  Roy's Discography
  The Hammond Organ



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