Hanwell resident Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is well known as one half of the vocal attack of award-winning folk-rebel-rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang. He is also a well-loved and prolific solo artist in his own right.
Born in Scotland to an Irish Mother and a Yorkshire Father and rerouted to the south of England as a kid, his writing style tells life stories with a conscience and a heart. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo, Toronto to Turin, have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in. He has appeared with The Men They Couldn’t Hang as special guest to Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg and David Bowie.