Phil McKnight is a solo vocalist/guitarist who brings decades of experience from performing in clubs, pubs and at functions in Australia, Scotland and Ireland.
Phil performs classic rock, pop, country and traditional songs in a show which has entertained and excited audiences for many years at venues in Australia and beyond.
Phil’s show is absolutely live, with guitar, harmonica, percussion and banjo giving audiences a memorable experience of pulsating live music.

Phil’s repertoire of over 400 songs, together with his “almost a band” huge sound, make his solo show stand out from the rest.

Sample Song List

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
Botany Bay-Traditional
Both Sides Now-Joni Mitchell
Breakfast at Tiffany’s-Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones
Buffalo Springfield Again-Neil Young
Californication-The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can’t Find My Way Home-Steve Winwood
Carrickfergus-Irish Traditional
Cat’s in the Cradle-Harry Chapin
Cheap Wine-Cold Chisel
City of Chicago-Luka Bloom
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
Creep-Radiohead
Cruel to be Kind-Nick Lowe
Cunnamulla Feller-Slim Dusty
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
Dream Lover-Bobby Darren
Drift Away-Dobie Gray
Duelling Banjos-Eric Weissberg
Duncan-Slim Dusty
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-Kris Kristofferson
Four Strong Winds-Ian Tyson/Neil Young
Four Until Late-Robert Johnson
Friday on My Mind-The Easybeats
Free the People-Delaney and Bonnie and Friends
Galway Girl-Steve Earle
Get Off My Cloud-The Rolling Stones
Get Rhythm-Johnny Cash
Go Move Shift-Ewen McColl
Gonna See My Baby Tonight-The La De Dahs
Good Companions-Mike McLellan
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)-Green Day
Grab the Money and Run-Kevin Johnson
Green Green Grass of Home-Tom Jones
Greetings to the New Brunette-Billy Bragg
Grievous Angel-Gram Parsons
Guitar Man-Bread
Half the World Away-Oasis
Hallelujah I Love Her So-Ray Charles
Hanging Five-The Delltones
Happy Together-The Turtles
Harvest-Neil Young
Harvest Moon-Neil Young
Have You Ever Seen the Rain-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Hazelbrook to Rosemarkie-Phil McKnight
Heart of Gold-Neil Young
Help Me Make It Through the Night-Kris Kristofferson
Help Yourself-Tom Jones
Hey Good Lookin’-Hank William s
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-Bread
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
I Fought the Law-Bobby Fuller Four
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’m Into Something Good-Herman’s Hermits
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 Five O’Clock Somewhere-Jimmy Buffett
It’s Now or Never-Elvis Presley
I’ve Just Seen a Face-The Beatles
I Walk the Line-Johnny Cash
I Wonder-Rodriguez
Jambalaya (on the Bayou)-Hank Williams
Jessie’s Girl-Rick Springfield
Jet Airliner-The Steve Miller Band
John Hurt-Doc and Merle Watson
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’s Been Good to Me-Rod McKuen
Love the One You’re With-Crosby, Stills & Nash
Lullaby-Shawn Mullins
Lyin’ Eyes-The Eagles
Maggie-Scottish Traditional
Man that I’ve Become-Nick Lowe
Me and Bobby McGee-Kris Kristofferson
Missing You-Christy Moore
Moondance-Van Morrison
Moonshadow-Cat Stevens
Mother’s Lament-Traditional
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
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
Paint It Black-The Rolling Stones
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
Queen of Hearts-Rodney Crowell
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
Ruby (Don’t Take Your love to Town)-Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
Runaway-Del Shannon
Running Bear-Johnny Preston
San Francisco-Scott MacKenzie
Sandman-America
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
Silver Moon-Mike Nesmith
Sister Goldenhair-America
Six Days on the Road-Dave Dudley
Slip Sliding Away-Paul Simon
Slipping Away-Max Merritt and the Meteors
Smoke on the Water-Deep Purple
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
South of the Border-Gene Autry et. al.
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-Paul Kelly
Take It Easy-The Eagles/Jackson Browne
Take the Money and Run-The Steve Miller Band
Take Me Home Country Road-John Denver
Teach Your Children-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Tennessee Flat Top Box-Johnny Cash
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 Breakup Song-Greg Kihn Band
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
Waltzing Matilda-Traditional
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
With a Little Help From My Friends-The Beatles
Wolverton Mountain-Claude King
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Wonderwall-Oasis
Yesterday-The Beatles
You’re Sixteen-Johnny Burnette
You’ve Got a Friend-Carole King
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling-The Righteous Brothers
Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie

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