Phil McKnight

  • Acoustic Musician in Cooks Hill, NSW

  • Travels Nationwide
  • From $500 to $2,000
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

  • 31 people have checked out this act in the last fortnight. Calendars book up fast!

My act is 3 hours plus of memorable rock, pop and country from the fifties through to now. From Beatles to Black Keys. From Slim Dusty to Jimmy Buffett. From The Who to Red Hot Chilli Peppers. You will hear the music of your life covered with dynamic guitar playing and powerful vocals delivered with high levels of showmanship and audience rapport.
My show stands apart from many others in that I perform all the songs absolutely live with self-played percussion and not a backing track or loop to be heard. This complemented by state-of-the-art PA and lighting, delivers a memorable entertainment experience for audiences in pubs, clubs or for private and corporate clients.


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My show is energetic, enthusiastic and fun. I tend to perform longer sets than many acts, up to 2 hours, as this keeps audiences dancing and buzzing.

About Booking

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A small stage is appreciated, but not obligatory. One power point is all I require for lighting and PA.

After Midnight-J. J. Cale
A Hard Day’s Night-The Beatles
Alone With You-The Sunnyboys
A Walk in the Light Green (I Was Only 19)-Redgum
All Along the Watchtower-Bob Dylan
American Pie-Don McLean
And I Love You So-Don McLean
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda-Eric Bogle
A Pirate Looks at Forty-Jimmy Buffett
April Sun in Cuba-Dragon
Around and Around-Chuck Berry
As Tears Go By-The Rolling Stones
Bad Moon Rising-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Battle of New Orleans-Johnny Horton
Beggar on the Street of Love-Paul Kelly
Behind Blue Eyes-The Who
Better Man-Robbie Williams
Black is the Colour-Traditional
Black Velvet Band-Irish Traditional
Blister In the Sun-The Violent Femmes
Blue Bayou-Roy Orbison
Blue Skies-Willie Nelson
Blues Power-Eric Clapton
Both Sides Now-Joni Mitchell
Breakfast at Tiffany’s-Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones
Californication-The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Cat’s in the Cradle-Harry Chapin
Cheap Wine-Cold Chisel
Cliffs of Doneen-Irish Traditional
Come Monday-Jimmy Buffett
Comes a Time-Neil Young
Coming in to Los Angeles-Arlo Guthrie
Concrete and Clay-Unit Four Plus Two
Copperhead Road-Steve Earle
Cracklin’ Rosie-Neil Diamond
Cruel to be Kind-Nick Lowe
Dancing Queen-ABBA
Daniel-Elton John
Dead Flowers-The Rolling Stones
Dead Skunk-London Wainwright III
Delilah-Tom Jones
Diamantina Drover-Redgum
Dirty Old Town-Ewen McColl
Don’t Start Me Talking-Paul Kelly
Down Under-Men At Work
Drift Away-Dobie Gray
Early Morning Rain-Gordon Lightfoot
Eve of Destruction-Barry McGuire
Everybody’s Talking-Nilsson
Evil Ways-Santana
Fairytale of New York-The Pogues
Father and Son-Cat Stevens
Ferry Cross the Mersey-Gerry and the Pacemakers
Fire-Bruce Springsteen
Fire and Rain-James Taylor
Five Feet High and Rising-Johnny Cash
Flame Trees-Cold Chisel
Flying High-Karla Bonoff
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
For the Good Times-Don McLean
Four Strong Winds-Neil Young
Four Until Late-Robert Johnson
Friday on My Mind-The Easybeats
From Hazelbrook to Rosemarkie-Phil McKnight
Galway Girl-Steve Earle
Get Off My Cloud-The Rolling Stones
Get Rhythm-Johnny Cash
Gonna See My Baby Tonight-The La De Dahs
Good Companions-Mike McLellan
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)-Green Day
Grievous Angel-Gram Parsons
Guitar Man-Bread
Half the World Away-Oasis
Hallelujah I Love Her So-Ray Charles
Hanging Five-The Delltones
Harvest-Neil Young
Harvest Moon-Neil Young
Have You Ever Seen the Rain-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Heart of Gold-Neil Young
Help Me Make It Through the Night-Kris Kristofferson
Hey Good Lookin’-Hank Williams
Hey Joe-The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Highway Patrol-Junior Brown
Highway to Hell-ACDC
Honky Tonk Women-The Rolling Stones
House of the Rising Sun-Traditional
Hurt-Nine-Inch Nails
I Am a Rock-Simon and Garfunkel
I Can See Clearly Now-Johnny Nash
I Can’t Hold On-Karla Bonoff
If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body-The Bellamy Brothers
If I Should Fall from Grace With God-The Pogues
If It Makes You Smile-Phil McKnight
If I Were a Tower of Strength-Gene McDaniels
If We Try- Don McLean
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight-Bob Dylan
I’ll Tell Me Ma-Irish traditional
I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)-The Proclaimers
I Saw Her Standing There-The Beatles
I Need A Lover-Johnny Cougar
It’s All Over Now-The Rolling Stones
It’s a Long Way to the Top-ACDC
It’s Now or Never-Elvis Presley
I’ve Just Seen a Face-The Beatles
I Wonder-Rodriguez
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere-Jimmy Buffett
I Walk the Line-Johnny Cash
Jambalaya (on the Bayou)-Hank Williams
Jessie’s Girl-Rick Springfield
Jet Airliner-The Steve Miller Band
Johnny B.Goode-Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash-The Rolling Stones
Kansas City-Fats Domino
Kentucky Woman-Neil Diamond
Khe Sanh-Cold Chisel
King of the Road-Roger Miller
Knocking on Heaven’s Door-Bob Dylan
Lady Jane-The Rolling Stones
Last Kiss-Wayne Cochran
Let It Be-The Beatles
Lights on the Hill-Slim Dusty
Like Wow Wipeout-The Hoodoo Gurus
Little Queenie-Chuck Berry
Lola-The Kinks
Lonely Boy-The Black Keys
Long May You Run-Neil Young
Looking Out My Back Door-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Love Never Runs on Time-Paul Kelly
Love Potion No 9-The Clovers
Love the One You’re With-Crosby, Stills & Nash
Lullaby-Shawn Mullins
Man that I’ve Become-Nick Lowe
Me and Bobby McGee-Kris Kristofferson
Moondance-Van Morrison
Moonshadow-Cat Stevens
Mountains o’ Mourne-Irish Traditional
Move it on Over-Hank Williams
Mrs Robinson-Simon and Garfunkel
My Future’s So Bright (I’ve Got to Wear Shades)-Timbuktu
The Needle and the Damage Done-Neil Young
No Particular Place to Go-Chuck Berry
North to Alaska-Johnny Horton
Norwegian Wood-The Beatles
Not Fade Away-Buddy Holly
Oh Lonesome Me-Don Gibson
Old Man-Neil Young
Old Man Emu-John Williamson
Old Time Rock ‘n Roll-Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
On the Road Again-Willie Nelson
Pencil Thin Mustache-Jimmy Buffett
Perfect Day-Lou Reed
Pinball Wizard-The Who
Please Please Me-The Beatles
Presents to Send You-Jimmy Buffett
Promises-Eric Clapton
Proud Mary-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rawhide-Frankie Laine
Reason to Believe-Tim Hardin
Reckless-Australian Crawl
Return to Sender-Elvis Presley
Rhiannon-Fleetwood Mac
Rhinestone Cowboy- Glenn Campbell
Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
Rio-Mike Nesmith
Rock and Roll all Night-Kiss
Rock and Roll Girls-John Fogarty
Rock and Roll Heart-Eric Clapton
Rock and Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life-Kevin Johnston
Rock And Roll Lady-Mike McLellan
Rocking All Over the World-John Fogerty
Rosie-Jackson Browne
Ruby (Don’t Take Your love to Town)
Ruby Tuesday-The Rolling Stones
Runaway-Del Shannon
Running Bear-Johnny Preston
Run to Paradise-The Choir Boys
San Francisco-Scott MacKenzie
Save Tonight-Eagle Eye Cherry
Say You Love Me-Fleetwood Mac
Seven Drunken Nights-The Dubliners
Sex on Fire-Kings of Leon
Shaking All Over-Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
Sister Goldenhair-America
Six Days on the Road-Dave Dudley
Slip Sliding Away-Paul Simon
Slipping Away-Max Merritt and the Meteors
Solitary Man-Neil Diamond
Something So Feminine About a Mandolin-Jimmy Buffett
Song and Dance Man-Mike McLellan
Sorry-The Easybeats
Sounds of Silence-Simon and Garfunkel
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me-Sam Cooke
Starman-David Bowie
Star of the County Down-Irish Traditional
Start Me Up-The Rolling Stones
Stay-Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
Streams of Whisky-The Pogues
Streets of London-Ralph McTell
Substitute-The Who
Sultans of Swing-Dire Straits
Summer of 69-Bryan Adams
Sunday Morning Coming Down-Kris Kristofferson
Sunny Side of the Street-Louis Armstrong
Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond
Sydney From a 727
Take It Easy-The Eagles/Jackson Browne
Take the Money and Run-The Steve Miller Band
Teach Your Children-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Thank God I’m a Country Boy-John Denver
Thank the Lord for the Night-time-Neil Diamond
The Biggest Disappointment-Slim Dusty
The Boxer-Simon and Garfunkel
The Gambler-Kenny Rogers
The Holy Ground-Irish Traditional
The Joker-The Steve Miller Band
The Letter-The Boxtops
The Midnight Special-Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Needle and the Damage Done-Neil Young
The Star and the Slaughter-The Heroes
The Times They Are a Changing-Bob Dylan
The Waiting-Phil McKnight
They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More-Jimmy Buffett
Things-Bobby Darren
Throw Your Arms Around Me-Hunters and Collectors
Ticket to Ride-The Beatles
To Her Door-Paul Kelly
True Blue-John Williamson
Try a Little Kindness-Glenn Campbell
Tuesday’s Dead-Cat Stevens
Under the Boardwalk-The Drifters
Under the Milky Way-The Church
Unknown Legend-Neil Young
Vincent-Don McLean
Wake Up Little Suzie-The Everly Brothers
Way Out West-The Dingoes
When I Come Around-Green Day
When You Were Sweet Sixteen-Irish Traditional
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)-Peter Sarstedt
Whiskey in the Jar-Irish Traditional
Who’ll Stop the Rain-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wild Rover-Irish Traditional
Wings of an Eagle-Russell Morris
Winter in America-Doug Ashdown
Winterwood-Don McLean
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Yesterday-The Beatles
You’ve Got a Friend-Carole King
Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie

1. I can provide a 2 to 3 hour performance of continuous music if required for your function.
2. I can provide a ‘Morning Melodies’- style performance of older classics including Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Bobby Darren, Perry Como, John Denver etc. if required.

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