About Phil Shöenfelt
Phil Shoenfelt is an English musician and awarded author who lived for many years in New York City and who now lives in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 1989 his first solo EP, Charlotte's Room, was released by Mark E. Smith's label Cog Sinister. One year later Paperhouse Records put out his first solo album Backwoods Crucifixion, and in 1993 Shoenfelt's second album God is The Other Face of The Devil was released by Humbug Records. He also opened events for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in UK.
Since 1995 Shoenfelt has lived in Prague, where he put together his current band, Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross. With Southern Cross he has recorded five albums to date (Blue Highway, Dead Flowers For Alice, Ecstatic, Paranoia.com and The Bell Ringer) as well as one EP, Electric Garden.
In 1997 Shoenfelt founded a new band Fatal Shore, together with Bruno Adams and Chris Hughes (both ex-members of Once Upon A Time). They made three CDs – Fatal Shore, Free Fall and Real World – and toured widely in Europe and the USA until Adams succumbed to colon cancer in 2009.
Together with the Australian ex-pat musicians Chris Hughes and Dave Allen, Shoenfelt formed a new band called Dim Locator in 2011 – named after a Rowland S. Howard song on The Birthday Party's Junkyard LP. Based in Berlin, Dim Locator play a heavy, repetitive, riff-based rock music, inspired by 1970s kraut rock bands such as Can, Neu and La Düsseldorf.
As well as being a singer/songwriter, Shoenfelt is a published and awarded author with books translated in several languages.
In addition to the aforementioned projects, Phil Shoenfelt has also joined forces with the blues-rock band Band of Heysek. Together they recorded nine tracks for the album Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo, which was released in 2023.