Dried Arrangement is the studio band project of Australian singer / songwriter, Phil Cole from Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
A late arrival on the singer / songwriter scene, Phil recorded a new seven track EP "Guys Chasing Girls" in October 2015 at McMusic Sound Studio's in Nashville with creative support from John Foster (vocalist / multi-instrumentalist with Nashville regulars FAB, The Consoulers, The One Hitters and World Turning), Bob McGilpin (vocalist / instrumentalist / engineer / producer and the builder of the hottest and coolest Gemstone Amps) and Brian Foraker (mastering engineer) at Autumnwood Mastering who has worked with .38 Special, Heart, Moby, Starship and Yes.
"Guys Chasing Girls" is a follow up to 2013's "The Hen House Project" and 2012's seven track "Sunset EP" which were also recorded at McMusic Sound Studio's.
With more than 1,200 spins on Phil's local radio stations 1503 2BS Gold and 99.3 B-Rock FM, tunes from Sunset and Hen House have already been well received.
Now an experienced writer / artist with a unique and cool twist to both lyrics and melodies, Phil writes distinct, interesting, quirky, vibey and compelling out of the box eclectic retro feel progressive indie rock and pop (wow that's a mouth full!).
Phil's debut CD "Tick Tock" recorded at home in Bathurst in 2008 by Tim Roebuck was well received and created opportunities for numerous trips to Nashville to play "Writer Nights" at several venues, while working with professional mentors, Richard Helm and Jon Ims and the amazing team at Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
Phil's musical influences are varied and his inspirations include Aerosmith, Avion, Bad English, Death Cab For Cutie, Def Leppard, Eric Johnson, Evanescence, Heart, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Living Colour, Owl City, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Sneak, Thomas Dolby, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Trevor Rabin and ZZ Top, making his music and performances more than interesting!
Phil has been told he sounds like; A-Ha, Alan Parsons Project, John Lennon, Michael Franks, Neil Young, Radiohead, Travelling Wilburys, Whitlams, v.Spy v. Spy and XTC.