Phil Dutra is an Austin, Texas alt-pop singer songwriter who runs the gamut of 90s-era power-pop and suburban Americana with unforgettable melodies and hooks that drop like sacks of gold, in the tradition of Matthew Sweet, Gin Blossoms, Toad The Wet Sprocket and Oasis.

After struggling with anxiety for most of his life, Phil transformed those emotions to write and deliver passionate performances of some truly catchy Retro-Pop Music.

One of the most respected voices in his genre, Phil's career spans the last several decades and is inspired by his love of Melodic Pop, filled with catchy hooks and heartfelt lyrics about life, love, loss and ultimately hope! Phil's emotion filled songs will grab and hold on to your heart, whether it's breaking or breaking free!!

Phil grew up loving AM Pop Radio in New York City. But as he traveled the U.S. and soaked up Soul, Country, Folk and Southern Rock along the journey, his writing reached new levels.

Now, he takes all these influences and pours the elements into his emotional-filled sound!

He has created some of the most memorable Retro-Pop tunes of the past several years. Phil’s EP “Right Behind The Rain” has garnered much praise. His song “She Walks Away” won the National Michael Lloyd song contest at the TAXI Road Rally held in Hollywood, California.

Phil's Song “Right Behind The Rain” was placed in the Warner Brother’s Romantic Comedy “Something Borrowed” Starring Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin and Colin Egglesfield.

Phil sounds like REM dreaming of BNL on a hit of XTC


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Our loss is Hollywood’s gain…Dutra’s sunny, shimmering melodic brand of pop and witty wordplay remains intact, even surrounded by earthquakes and ’round the clock traffic jams.”

-Gorgeous Magazine

“Phil Dutra has released his latest CD “Right Behind The Rain”-and it’s GOOD. Really Good!!…A great addition to your CD library”

-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Phil Dutra- “Talented singer-songwriter Dutra’s sparkling pop-rock is showcased on his recent CD, “See the World,” a beautifully produced collection that displays an impressive range of influences from soul to Beatles-inflected pop.”

-ETC Magazine

"Phil Dutra- One of Atlanta’s best singer/songwriters"

-Radio Stonewall

Phil Dutra -flawlessly produced, very radio-friendly hooks, top-notch vocals that range in style from soul, rock, blues and spiritual-pop, “Faithless” is Dutra’s musical prayer. He not only invokes every living, breathing spirit with his music, he gives it wings. This music definitely flies, and should fly right to the top of the charts.

-Creative Loafing

Phil Dutra- A CD release party for Dutra’s debut solo album, See The World. Formerly a part of the acoustic duo The Singles, who made the rounds back in the early 90s, Dutra proves a capable as lone frontman on his new 11 song set. He overcomes the tendency to slick up the mix with a middle-of-the-road professionalism by offering passionate performances of some truly catchy songs.