PJS Music 2016

Welcomes you to the official website for:

Phil Shackleton


Hello & welcome to my website.

This year (2016) has flown by so quickly it's had to believe!
I hope to be able to record a couple of tracks in the north of Germany during November /December, but before that I'm off to the UK  on a professional & personal trip.   I've started recording & archiving material from some of the older singers in the Pendle area of Lancashire.
It's a personal project to try and preserve, for a while ,  the sounds of their voices and their songs.

In June this year I visited the "Green Dragon" pub in Hardraw North Yorkshire & was made really welcome by the "John Martyn group" who were meeting there to celebrate the life & music of my old friend.  It was so good to see Spencer after all these years. all grown up,  I couldn't help noticing his dad's mannerisms shining through. My thanks go out to Jim McKnight, Martin Byrne & all you new friends who made me feel so welcome & at home there.  I really do hope to see you all again next year, I can't imagine anything better.

I completed a series of house/wohnzimmer shows in the North of Germany/Emsland which were very successful,  they were a  pilot series of gigs before promoting this type of show in 2017.  I love the closeness of the audience & the personal interaction .  It all lends to a very cosy atmosphere  for all involved.  True thanks go out to all who opened their homes to their  guests & myself for making this an uplifting & lovely experience.

 My heartfelt thanks also go to John Montague (www.montysmusic.com) & his luthier friend Bob for resurecting my trusty old Martin D35, and also introducing me to the lovely people of Syston Leicestershire & to various members of his touring bands here in Germany.

Last but not least,  I will be playing a rare concert on the 3rd February 2017 with my dear friend & guitarist Ulli Bögershausen, taking place at the Alte Schule Gestringen/Espelkamp, Germany. Please  see/click below for details.

As usual, I will try and keep this site up to date as much as possible depending on what's going on and time available. Have a good look round & if anything catches your interest, let me know & send a mail.

Support freedom in the arts & keep the music live 

thanks for visiting,  love to all ,

Phil,  November 2016


Please click below :

  Retrospective 1     1970's - 1980's

  Retrospective 2     1990's - 2000 -onwards

  Audio Samples / Discography     


Remembering John (Martyn).

A Spontaneous song & pics  ( Phil & Alan Silson)  

Live Gig : Cafè Waldkristall, 4th February 2016    Deutsch/German Language only.

"Soul Within"  free download & info.

Kritik: Live Auftritt/Gig in Cafe Grosskopf Herezebrock  Deutsche /in German language only.

Promo Vid & Details,  "Old Friends" concert with Ulli Bögershausen, Alte Schule Gestringen , February 2017.


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or mail direct to: Philshack@t-online.de