Born and raised in Sydney Australia, Phoebe Day is her own flavour of silky smooth soul. With an unmistakable vocal, the sultry tones of her music are a unique blend of old and new inspired by the greats of jazz, soul, RNB and blues. There's a quiet vulnerability in Phoebe's music. It transports the listener into her world, extending a warm invitation to look around and stay a while. Phoebe is a natural story-teller, connecting with her audiences through expressing the raw emotions of human experiences. Tasty, sophisticated melodies, soothing harmony and laid-back grooves complete her signature sound.
"Phoebe Day has something special...A sultry songstress making high-octane,jazz-infused soul." - Australianjazz.net
Phoebe spent most of her childhood listening to her father's records and was heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. Infatuated by these sounds, Phoebe's great love affair with the romantic tones of jazz and soul began with piano lessons at five years old. Although her relationship with the keys flourished for many years, Phoebe's true passion for music was only discovered when she found her voice.
Phoebe spent four years studying at The Australian Institute of Music (Sydney). Here, she developed her skills as a vocalist and songwriter recording original music in the world-class studios at AIM. Phoebe has performed in some of Sydney's most renowned venues such as Foundry 616, Django Bar and PLAYBAR. She has worked with various local artists, composers and producers including saxophonist Joel Sena. The couple began working together in 2015 on Joel's debut, self-titled EP (released November 2016). After a successful release, Phoebe received praise for her performances on Truth and Be With You feat. Phoebe Day. Phoebe has also worked in studio with Sydney based composer and lyricist for stage and screen, Maria Alfonsine. Phoebe was the featured vocalist on Maria's original composition Changing Seat, which aired on the ABC TV series Pulse (2017).
Phoebe's debut single Place In Time was released in September 2017. Inspired by the deep desire for human connection, Place In Time tells the story of two people finding a sense of belonging in each other when feeling as though they don't belong to the world. The single received praise across various publications and radio stations including TheMusic.com.au, AMNPLIFY, Flavourmag (UK), Northside FM, Eastside FM and Bondi Radio.
"Phoebe Day oozes jazz and evokes emotion with her vulnerable track 'Place In Time'..." - AMNPLIFY
Releasing two more associated singles over September/October 2017 (Fading and Without You), Phoebe's collection of carefully crafted songs were inspired by the changes in her life. There's an honesty in Phoebe's songwriting that resonates with the listener. Exploring themes of self-doubt, true vulnerability and the journey of opening up to love, all three singles complete Phoebe's debut EP Place In Time. The recording showcases her raw, original sound and the virtuosic musicality of the featured musicians - Mike Pensini (Deni Hines, James Morrison), Buddy Siolo (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy) and Joel Sena (Lionel Cole, Deana Martin). The EP was mastered by Sony Australia's in-house engineer, Peter Holz (Gang of Youths, Peeking Duk).
"Phoebe Day will tug at your heart strings...Unapologetically raw, she fearlessly blends strong emotions." - Skopemag