Phil Mellen is BlackSheepLad

Phil writes lyrical, melodic, indie-folk/pop.  Phil sings and plays guitar, drums, keys, bass and various ukuleles. His influences include John Bramwell, Prefab Sprout, Doves, Badly Drawn Boy, Ben Folds, Elbow, Cherry Ghost, Lloyd Cole and Neil Finn. 

Thus far he has released 3 EPs (Sleeping Alone in the Daytime, Badly Made and Lost Time) and 5 singles. All available on all streaming platforms. Latest single 'Fighting all the way (on and on)' is out everywhere now.

Debut album 'Love Songs and Laments' came out in 2022. Just the Crust describe it as follows:  ' his new album only expands on his great collection of songs - you can really hear the progression and evolution of his songwriting, with songs like the opener "Homeland" which is a calm and mellow tune about his childhood town, and then the eerie and haunting sound of "Pantomime" with violins and more of a full band sound behind Phil and his ukulele. it's a real great listen and well worth checking out!'


BlackSheepLad - Singer/Songwriter from Cheshire, UK


Phil sings and plays drums, guitar, bass, ukuleles (soprano, baritone and bass) and piano/keyboards. 

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