Phil Dudley is an independent artist based in Birmingham, Alabama. As a third-generation musician, playing was not so much a choice as a calling, having been an integral part of his life for as long as he can remember. With influences drawing from Celtic Folk, Americana, Rock, Pop and Jazz, Phil Dudley's music blends these influences seamlessly, incorporating the styles of many of his favorite artists and bands such as Kansas, Boston, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Loreena McKennitt, Eddie Vedder and Jamie Cullum to create a musical tapestry that reflects his individualistic style. The Phil Dudley Band is made up of four core members; Phil Dudley, Jack Dudley, Erich Cousins and William Yarbrough.
Erich Cousins is the drummer for The Phil Dudley Band. Cousins first met Phil Dudley back in 2008 in Columbiana, AL while performing in a band at a local church. Dudley and Cousins started playing music together on a consistant basis until Cousins left for Afghanistan in 2012 for a 9 month tour with the National Guard. Cousins returned home in the summer of 2013 and started recording with Dudley on his debut album "Wonderland". They released the album on October 12, 2013. Cousins draws influence from bands such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Foreigner and Journey.
Jack Dudley is a custom guitar builder/luthier living in Columbiana, AL. All of the instruments that you see him perform on stage, with the exception of his banjo, were crafted with his own two hands. Jack Dudley owns a small guitar building company called Don't Fret Instruments, a company that specializes in the making of custom bass guitars, lap steels, dobros, mandolines, acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Jack is an accomplished fretless bass player and the bassist for The Phil Dudley Band. Growing up in the 70's Jack was highly influenced by the music of bands such as Weather Report, Pink Floyd, Kansas and Aerosmith. Jack has been perfecting his craft since the age of eleven.
William Yarbrough started playing guitar with The Phil Dudley Band in late summer 2015. A rocker at heart, Yarbrough started playing music at the age of 8, begining his musical journey in school choir at Creek View Elementary in Maylene, AL. Later in his childhood he started playing in the drum line at Thompson Middle School in Alabaster, AL, also picking up the saxopnone and guitar around the same time. Yarbrough has been a working musician since 2003. He draws influence from several artists and bands such as Incubus and John Mayer.