Jodi Phillis is an award winning, multi-Aria nominated singer, songwriter, composer and artist who started out in the early 90's with alt-rock band The Clouds. The band earned a gold record for debut album Penny Century and went on to achieve a global following.
She has released five critically acclaimed solo albums , with her sixth on the way and spearheaded niche musical groups The Dearhunters, Roger Loves Betty and The Glamma Rays, influencing countless budding musicians along the way.
With a fine ear, adept at crafting beguiling melodies and harmonies and deeply personal, sometimes mystical lyrics, Jodi follows her genre-defying muse wherever she leads.
In 2013, Jodi graduated from AFTRS with a screen music degree and has gone on to compose music for film, tv and the stage, including Seven Stories, which premiered at City Recital Hall for Vivid Festival in 2017 and was broadcast on ABC’s Classic FM, in collaboration with Amanda Brown, Caitlin Yeo, Bree van Reyk and Ensemble Offspring.
In 2019, Jodi collaborated with Amanda Brown to write music for Encounter, a multi-faceted site-specific dance work for Sydney Festival 2019, in collaboration with Emma Saunders, Form Dance, performed by the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra.
Screen credits include feature film Convict, St George and AGL TVCs, children’s network tv shows Toybox and New McDonald’s Farm, Whirld web series, winning a London Movie Award for best original song in 2021, Mambo - Art Irritates Life documentary, with an upcoming ABC TV teen series in the works.
Jodi has been the recipient of numerous arts grants, most recently Create NSW has in part funded her forthcoming sixth solo album ‘We Need To Be Free’. The album will be released mid 2022 through Melbourne based Cheersquad Records, and King Forward in The Netherlands.
Award winning composer Damien Lane has created a deeply enigmatic soundscape to underscore Jodi’s classic songs and unmistakeable voice. With hints of chamber folk, warped psychedelia and melancholy pop, Jodi’s mellifluous vocals shine, front and centre.
In 2020, with gigs cancelled during the first lockdown, Jodi turned her creative energies to painting. Her first exhibition of watercolours sold out in an hour and she is onto her next body of work.