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Jodi Phillis

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Hello everyone, I am a composer, singer, songwriter and musician, now based in Wollongong.

I have been making music of all kinds for over 30 years and studied screen music at AFTRS in 2013.

I'm happy and grateful to be living on Dharawal country, surrounded by so many wonderful, creative people. I look forward to creating music for some locally produced projects.


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Jodi Phillis is an multi-ARIA nominated singer songwriter and composer who first made her mark on the Australian cultural landscape with alt-rock band The Clouds, who formed in 1989.

Jodi has forged a parallel career as a composer for the stage and screen, most recently collaborating with Amanda Brown to compose for Encounter, which premiered at Sydney Festival in 2020 and Seven Stories which premiered at Vivid Festival in 2017.

With live performances that are raw and heartfelt, idiosyncratic and warm, Jodi’s expressive voice, original melodies and deeply personal lyrics engage listeners from all walks of life. Her songs have featured in numerous film and tv productions, including Black Rock, Garage Days, Stepfather of the Bride, Lochy Leonard and more.

Jodi’s compositions are highly original, with a keen sense of melody and harmony. Whether creating scores for orchestra, or using unorthodox instrumental or vocal palettes, Jodi’s music is moving and emotive and has spanned feature films, television, shorts, live dance performance, and documentaries.


Encounter, a Form Dance Projects, muti-disciplinary, site specific dance and orchestral performance. Original score by Jodi Phillis and Amanda Brown and performed by the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra. Directed and choreographed by Emma Saunders with text by writer Felicity Castagna. Encounter premiered at Sydney Festival in January 2020 and will travel to other territories throughout 2020 and beyond.

Seven Stories was spear headed by Jodi in collaboration with Ensemble Offspring and 6 other prominent Australian composers, including Amanda Brown, Caitlin Yeo, Bree van Reyk and Sally Whitwell. It debuted at City Recital Hall through Vivid in 2017.

Merrigong Theatre in Wollongong chose music from Jodi's album In Dreams I Live to promote their 2017 line-up.

Mambo Documentary - Composed music for Art Irritates Life, the documentary about iconic Sydney based surf wear company, Mambo Graphics. The show went to air on ABC in November 2016 and was directed and produced by Paul Clarke at Bombora.

Roger Loves Betty's song 'Forever'  features in the Wildbear Entertainment mini-series, 'Changed Forever'. It features David Field and Colin Freils and goes to air on Foxtel in November 2016.

Convict - Composed the score for the feature film, starring George Basha, Richard Green and David Field, released in 2014.

Screenwise TVC - Composed music for the tvc, produced by Mic Gruchy in March 2012.

AGLactew - Composed music for an AGL Energy tvc in the ACT in October 2011.

Toybox - Jodi and Tim Oxley composed the theme song and five songs of the week for the channel 7 children's show, first aired in September 2010, produced by Beyond.

Winners and Losers - Multiple song placements in the Channel 7 TV series, in 2012 and 2013.

New McDonald's Farm - Jodi and Tim Oxley wrote twenty two songs for all three series of the channel 9 children's show, produced by Beyond in 2004-2007.

St George Bank - Composed their jingle in 2008.

Bill Grainger's Travelling Cooking Show - Jodi composed five pieces of music for the series in 2008.

Just Being Eve - Composed the theme song and underscore for the teen animated pilot, produced by SLR in 2008.

Love is a Four Letter Word - A 2001 ABC production featuring Jodi as a live artist, performing Waiting, Wanting, Holding on the show.

Rockwiz - Jodi was a featured guest on Australia's favourite music trivia show in 2004, SBS.

Garage Days - Jodi's song ‘For the First Time’ (In Dreams I Live) was in the Australian film Garage Days.

Black Rock - Jodi's song, Ghost of Love Returned (The Clouds) featured in the Australian film, Blackrock.

Stepfather of the Bride - Jodi and Trish Young's song, Beyond the Clouds (The Girls From the Clouds) was in the ABC tele-movie, Stepfather of the Bride, starring Garry McDonald.

Bossanova, The Sound That Seduced the World - Composed underscore for the ABC documentary, produced by Greg Appel in 2005.

Lockie Leonard - Roger Loves Betty's Polkadots of Purpletown is featured in episode 4 of the second series, written by Tim Winton.


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