Phylis Renee Marconi | I'll Find My Way

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I'll Find My Way

by Phylis Renee Marconi

bluesy variety rock with a strong gutsy female vocal delivering passionate deliberate story lines and emotion. Phylis' music on this cd is in its purest form overproduction or preservatives added (or needed).
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mold Me Into Her
4:16 $0.99
2. Back No More
2:54 $0.99
3. I'll Find My Way
3:38 $0.99
4. Meet Me At The Cafe
3:40 $0.99
5. It All Gets Old
3:44 $0.99
6. Bad Love Is Like Poison
5:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
Phylis was born and raised and still lives on Chicago's very south side.

At a very young age she knew that she wanted to sing.

While other grade school girls her age were playing Barbie & Ken, Phylis was playing Barbie & her rock band! She soon traded her Barbie in for a guitar.

Then the ritual lessons...

church guitar group...etc.After attending her first rock concert at the tender age of twelve(not so young and tender by today's standards...but it used to be!), she was hooked.

Phylis grew up with many older brothers and sisters who had an influence on her musical taste.

Beatles, Stones,Janis(Joplin & Ian!), Zeppelin, Traffic, Joni, Cat Stevens, Motown...all varied kinds of great music."I remember begging my sister to let me take her Beatle albums to school for show and tell when I was in first grade!"

Her early vocal influences were definitely the power or soul voices.....Heart...Manchester...Ronstadt...Aretha......When just starting out, her friends used to call her in Melissa Manchester.

Phylis's influences continue to flow and change with the times.....Now today she is still sometimes called in Etheridge...

But she really has her own flavor and sound.

"I feel that I am not a very good emulator...and really don't like to try and do that.....Although I may remind you of someone(which can be flattering at times)...I really don't think I sound anything like that one person!" As you can tell by these opening sentences, Phylis has been singing most all her life,starting out early with just her guitar.

She reaches many different audiences with her church singing and her rock singing.

Her first love though is singing rock music mixed up with a little pop and a lot of bluesy soul.

Throughout her life she has woven through a long thread of bands.

She's had some great experiences...with her most recent cover band..Phyl 'n the Cracks...she was featured on Jonathon Brandmeier's Radio Showgram on WLUP...getting pulled out of the shower early one summer good old mom..."Johnny B's on the phone!" "I received so many positive calls from listeners from surrounding states...aaah, so this is what fame tastes like...pretty good...only if I had originals recorded back then." She and her band also got the opportunity to play at some great venues in Chicago.

After that band expired,with achieving great success, Phylis longed to take it a step further by recording her own music.

She had been writing for quite sometime but didn't feel the time or present band members were right.

Carefully hand picking her participants, she rehearsed them diligently, then went into the studio for the first of many sessions.

"It was very fun and exciting to see these great musicians/friends bring my music to life.

They really helped me nail what I wanted to express.

Thank you Mike, Doug, Frank, Scott and Ted." She started playing out again under a more "eclectic" name (so she thought) with still her signature ...


Many people told her it was a good name because a philodendron is hard to kill and it always comes back! And that is what Phylis wanted have staying power ....keep coming back with her songs/ music/voice! For the past few years Phylis has been on her own, debuting her music at various incredible showcases ( *, at great venues (Beat Kitchen, Abbey Pub, Fitzgerald's) in Chicago.

She wanted to write as a goal but has gained more than she has ever imagined (She's a realist, you see!).

"It is really a different feeling....getting applause and acceptance for performing an artist's song...but when you are the artist...that's even's very different from doing a cover tune's amazing and humbling all at once!" With her music she earned a spot on a Chicago cable show about the arts, a cd review ( in an internet songwriter's magazine, a finalist placement in Sennheiser's Evolution Mics Band Contest in February 2000 ("I won a righteous mic among other little goodies!").

Well, what is happening right now in March 2001 for Phylis musically......

Joining cd baby is a big step..."after selling more cds than I could fathom at my last 2 showcases..I thought..maybe someone else would like my music...I am always stunned and ecstatic when people want to buy!" This month also marks the Phylis's premiere on Gurlwhurls indie internet station featuring women, (

"I got to record a station I.D. for, fun, fun!" "Again I am deliriously happy, like Julia Roberts at the Oscars, when someone likes my music...enough to play it on their gimmicks...I've listened to so much blah, blah, should sound like should look like should produce your songs like this...It's thrilling and refreshing to be accepted for yourself...Art is individual.....I try to record my songs with the initial gut feelings I penned them fancy studio hocus if it can't be done probably won't hear it on any of my recordings....I am a realist and know that...I also know that....I am a work in progress..." Sign up for Phylis's mailing her with your email info AND address (yes she still believes in the personal touch of snail mail) at



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Amy Mowery

Great songwriting, powerful vocals, lots of soul
Phylis entwines soulful, heart-felt lyrics with melodies that cross over into classic rock, funk and folk. Listening to each song makes you want to hear more.


love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice job! I would give it like more stars but it only goes up to 5!!

Ben Ohmart, Muse's Muse

Phylis reaches into her soul and rips out some raw women sounds.
Phylis is a strong voice. You know how at times Jewel sings from her depths? Reaches right down into her soul, where all the powerful vocals come from, and rips out some raw women sounds? Well that's what happens nearly all the time with Phylis. She's helped out with fine guitars by Frank Anastos and Mike Cannon. But the songs, they are the champions here. Meet Me At The Cafe is pretty damn good. Phylis backs herself up sleekly too, with a chorus of cat-like voices. Snare begins "Bad Love Is Like Poison" and it's got that wild wanky guitar from the 70s....a great way to end this cd. Sometimes I don't think this singer needs a mic. And if you sit too close to the stage in the cafe, you'll be blown away.

Rik Formentini

Nice Page Music Sounds Great.
Great sound on the recording Great Sound On The vocals Also

Kellie Lara

I loved this cd dudes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so toally awesome.:)


Fantastic. She has a great voice and sings with such feeling. She was born to sing--can listen to her all night.

Ellen Stenard, Chicago Gigs

Bonnie Raitt or Melissa Etheridge on a cup of strong coffee
Though Phylis sings about love's great difficulties, she is unafraid of announcing to the world with the utmost confidence that she is taking it all in stride.I found that the more I listened to this album the more I believed every word Phylis said, it's the way she sounds,as though singing was the very thing she was put on earth to do.