20TH CENTURY BOYS
Ever since 2010 when he first moved to Dubai, the New Zealand born Phil Doughty has become one of the most sort after accomplished professional performing Dubai guitarist /singers in the United Arab Emirates. Phil’s influences & style Phil has described his style as a mix of rock, blues, jazz, fusion, and funky-soul . Phil is heavily influenced by blues-rock guitar players such as Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Andy Timmons, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. However he has developed his own easily recognizable style. Rock, Blues & Funky dance music may well be some of his strongest styles as a guitarist, Phil is still a very good all-rounder for most genres. With over seventeen years of full time solo, duo & (up to ten piece) live band performance work experience this Dubai guitarist has entertained audiences from all over the world, from all walks of life & has delighted higher-end corporate clients & companies. United Arab Emirates has many musicians, many are Dubai guitarists from all parts of the world. Some are also singing Dubai guitarists, some are okay & some are good, but not many great. Phil falls into the ‘great’ category. In all aspects of his life, whatever he is doing, Phil is known for his attention to detail & passionate desire for perfection. Whether as a writer creating a new composition, a Dubai guitarist studying a piece of music, a web-designer designing a site or simply meeting people for the first time. He always wants whatever it is that he’s doing to be as good as it can possibly be. Phil started learning performance guitarist when he was 13 years old at secondary school. He auditioned and was accepted into a music school where he learnt classical theory & history. Once those studies were completed, he then went on to study performance Jazz. Jazz training made almost every other genre of music easy for him to perform, learn & understand. During his jazz studies he was offered a job as an international touring musician, Phil accepted the position & learnt more in 3 months about music during those day and night rehearsal & performances than what learnt from the past 4 years of music schools! Music has given Phil the opportunity to travel the world, meet many amazingly talented interesting people & learn from different cultures.