Phil Shoenfelt

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Phil Shoenfelt
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Background information
Origin Bradford, England
Genres Indie rock, gothic rock, post-punk
Website http://www.philshoenfelt.de

Phil Shoenfelt (born 18 December 1952 in Bradford, Great Britain) is an English musician and author who lived for many years in New York City and who now lives in Prague, Czech Republic.

In New York, early 1980s, he founded together with Barry "Scratchy" Myers (tour DJ of The Clash) and Marcia Schofield (ex-keyboarder of The Fall) the post-punk band Khmer Rouge.

From 1983-1984, Khmer Rouge was managed by noted photographer and Andy Warhol collaborator Nat Finkelstein.

In 1989 his first solo EP, Charlotte's Room, was released by Mark E. Smith's label Cog Sinister. The title track and the b-side "The Long Goodbye" were mixed by Tony Cohen and Mark E. Smith.

One year later Paperhouse Records put out his album Backwoods Crucifixion, in 1993 Shoenfelt's second album God is The Other Face of The Devil was released by Humbug Records. Since 1995 Shoenfelt lives in Prague, where he put together his current band, Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross (also: SHOENFELT). With Southern Cross he recorded by now four albums (Blue Highway, Dead Flowers For Alice, 'Ecstatic and Paranoia.com) and one EP called Electric Garden (2002).

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 album CDs - Fatal Shore, Free Fall and Real World.

Phil Shoenfelt also collaborated with Nikki Sudden. On Sudden's 1997/1998 tour Shoenfelt was the lead guitarist. After the tour Sudden and Shoenfelt went into a Berlin studio and recorded Golden Vanity, which was finally released in 2009 by Easy Action Records.

As well as being a singer/songwriter, Shoenfelt is a published author. His autobiographical novel Junkie Love won a "Firecracker Alternative Books Awards 2002". The novel is available in original English, Czech and Italian languages.

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross released their fourth studio album Paranoia.com on 1 November 2010. This album contains nine new songs and a cover version of Iggy Pop & The Stooges' "Open Up And Bleed".

Together with Chris Hughes and Dave Allen Shoenfelt formed a new band called Dim Locator.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • 1988 Charlotte's Room / The Long Goodbye (EP)
  • 1990 Backwoods Crucifixion (LP/CD)
  • 1993 God Is The Other Face Of The Devil (CD)
  • 1995 Live In Prague! With Ticha dohoda (MC/CD)
  • 1997 Blue Highway (CD)
  • 1997 Fatal Shore (with Fatal Shore) (CD)
  • 1999 Dead Flowers For Alice (CD)
  • 2002 Electric Garden (CD-single)
  • 2002 Ecstatic (CD)
  • 2003 Free Fall (with Fatal Shore) (CD)
  • 2004 Deep Horizon - Selected Songs Of Phil Shoenfelt (2-CD)
  • 2004 New York - London 1981-86 (with Khmer Rouge) (2-CD)
  • 2007 Real World (with Fatal Shore (CD)
  • 2008 Live At The House Of Sin (Phil Shoenfelt & Pavel Cingl) (2008)
  • 2009 Golden Vanity (Nikki Sudden & Phil Shoenfelt) (CD)
  • 2010 Open Up & Bleed (Download-Single)
  • 2010 Paranoia.com (CD)
  • 2011 Immortalised (with Dim Locator, Download-EP)
  • 2011 Setting the Sails for El Dorado (with Fatal Shore CD)
  • 2012 Performing Songs By Rowland S. Howard (with Dim Locator 7"-Single)
  • 2013 Wormhole (with Dim Locator EP-CD and 10"-Vinyl)

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