top of page
Phil Circle at Elbo Room

"Phil Circle's prolific songwriting and powerful performance make him a staple of Chicago music."

- Centerstage Chicago Who's Who in Music

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Phil Circle has always preferred to pursue his career on his terms, mostly by disregarding the much sought-after “record label” in favor of his own, booking more intimate venues that appreciate the musician and his work, and receiving attention from shows across the country and world that look for independent talent.

Phil Circle is by no means your ordinary songster picking away quietly on his acoustic guitar.  He blends elements of rock, jazz, blues, folk, and classical, to seamlessly create a style truly his own.  Add to this his often flawless and energetic live performance, and he lands far away from what most people think of as "Singer/Songwriter."

Phil's music is timeless. His debut release was hailed by In The Mix as "just what the doctor ordered...[Phil Circle] defies rock, jazz and blues. His songs [are] from the master class." 20 years later, Illinois Entertainer confirmed Phil was "one of our town's [Chicago's] most unique voices."

Now a Los Angeles resident, Phil Circle continues to provide new listeners with a fresh sense of what a singer-songwriter-guitarist can provide, at any age and with any genre.

Photo Gallery