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Matt Phillips & the Philharmonic sounds like a genre-hoppjng blend of pop cliches arranged by music majors. Matt Phillips (vox, guitar, keys) formed the band with Gregory Williams (bass), Tre Harrison (percussion), Travis Huff (saxophone), and Connor Mangold (trumpet) while they were studying at ECU. Drawing on his experience street performing in Chapel Hill, Matt makes for a good front man. He allows his bandmates' collegiate music background to shine through, with rich arrangements and conversational improvisation. For select shows, the core 5 are joined by blues power-duo Daniel Fields (guitar) and Joe MacPhail (keys) who tour independently as The Oblations. Bring your dancin shoes.