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The’ One and Only’ Capital B, IS Ottawa born musician Brian McPhillips. Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, & a featured Main-Stage Ottawa Bluesfest performer in 2005. (Canada’s Largest outdoor music festival) and has been a featured performer at many venues before and since. He didn’t choose Music - Music chose him. That sounds a little 'trite’ or 'corny', but it's true, Capital B records his... more

The’ One and Only’ Capital B, IS Ottawa born musician Brian McPhillips. Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, & a featured Main-Stage Ottawa Bluesfest performer in 2005. (Canada’s Largest outdoor music festival) and has been a featured performer at many venues before and since. He didn’t choose Music - Music chose him. That sounds a little 'trite’ or 'corny', but it's true, Capital B records his material, not in a quest for 'fame' or 'fortune' ...but simply because his original tunes/lyrics are just too good not to record.
Capital B is Ottawa musician Brian McPhillips. His life experiences compel him to perform his own original music. He does so with the courage required to perform his own music and bare his life Story and his soul full of intimate feelings to a room full of strangers. It’s a calling and a craft.
Capital B began at the age of 17 by performing out-of-town and local venues until he was 25. He has toured the area extensively, playing clubs and bars in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Peterborough, and Montreal. Locally he played many of the prime venues of the day. He twice performed at the National Arts Centre, the N.A.C. Opera House and, in ‘73, a week-long booking in the NAC theatre.
But… At the age of 25 he quit music entirely, selling all his guitars and musical gear. Instead, he pursued a career as a television cameraman & worked as a freelancer for all the local broadcasters as well as several local production companies.
These years held many struggles for this talented singer/songwriter. In 1995, after a 20-year absence from the music scene in Ottawa he bought a Stratocaster and began to re-learn his instrument in a Blues Style writing his own original tunes, wrought from many years of real-life experience.
Artistically he decided he must be his own person, not a ‘cover-tune-cardboard-cut-out’.
Since returning to the Ottawa music scene 15 years ago after a two decade ‘retirement’, he has consistently set his bar for quality original material at a very high level.
For example: Capital B’s Main Stage set at Ottawa’s Bluesfest consisted of 10 tunes, of which nine were his own.
He didn’t choose Music - Music chose him.
His second CD ‘Completely Blue for You’ was submitted in the preliminary judging for the “Best Blues Album” category in the 2005 Canadian Juno Awards process. That same year several well respected Canadian radio personalities, after hearing ‘Completely Blue for You’, were so impressed that they now frequently play Capital B on their air.

The OTTAWA SUN Says: “Three and a Half ‘Suns’ out of four”
“Quality Musicianship”!!.. ..“Well Written Songs”…
“Capital B the Equal of Established Blues Musicians”!!..
“There is Everything to LIKE”,
“Capital B’s Strong Voice is his #1 Asset”.

OTTAWA CITIZEN; “Voice like ‘Long’ John Baldry”, “Real Strength”
“a Fine Baritone Voice”, “Strong Original Blues Songs” & “A variety of Styles”.

OTTAWA X-PRESS ;
“His songs Shine”, “a voice like a fortified David Wilcox”
“Liberal Guitar licks, in tasteful fashion”, “Solid”, “impressive performances”.

Listen to Capital B: www.capitalB.ca
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listen to complete tracks at:

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(I'm listed as Capital B Blues on Soundcloud.com)
Electronic Downloads and CDs available through:
www.cdbaby.com/cd/capitalb
www.cdbaby.com/cd/capitalb2
www.cdbaby.com/cd/capitalb3
Contact: Through Private Message at my Facebook Page Please. https://www.facebook.com/capitalb.brianmcphillips' target='_blank'> https://www.facebook.com/capitalb.brianmcphillips

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