I started song-writing in 2006. I had dabbled with poetry and creative writing much earlier than that, but the song-writing bug really hit me around then. I initially released a demo that was well received, and that led to a full album called Follow the Sun, which was released in December 2007. The album did quite well and received substantial airplay across Australian Community Radio and
I received AMRAP artist of the month in May 2008.
Most of those early songs can be found here www.myspace.com/phillipragan
I then had a break from recording music until September 2009, when I released a single called Dance with me.
It was around about this time, that I had a dabble at electronic music and released a song called In the clouds.
Needless to say electronic music wasn't my highest calling!
In August 2011 I released a 6 track EP called Windswept, which given the limited budget I had to work with, was fairly well received,
especially the track Emily Come Home which received substantial airplay.
In October 2012 I re-released Dance with me, and published some of my poetry and writing, now using the name South of the Clouds. www.soundcloud.com/southoftheclouds
In March 2013 I put 6 songs together and released an EP independently called Keep on Rolling, again using the South of the Clouds title. Later that year, I switched back to using my real name, and released a single called Golden Streets. www.soundcloud.com/philragan
In March 2014 I released a 6 track E.P called Freedom comes from within
In September 2014 I finally finished my 2nd full album, Several Thousand Dreams which you can buy for $10 or listen to at
In April 2015, I re-released an old song from my first album, called Be Someone my friend.
In late 2015, I released a song called Solitude is a sensation.
In November 2015 I moved to Melbourne, Victoria, I recorded several songs in 2016 and began performing at small venues around the city. Later that year in December, I released my 3rd album, Framework.
In early 2017 I wrote and released a Christian song called Walk into the light which again can be found at www.phillipragan.bandcamp.com
In 2017 I was accepted for online distribution by Amrap.
This has been great and allowed for more exposure and airplay across Australian community radio.
Here is my profile airit.org.au/Phillip-Ragan-Walk-Into-The-Light.html
I am currently working on my 4th album, Parameters, and hope to release this by June 2018..
3 of the songs from this new album, Don't suppress your love , The Symphony of a thousand dreams and Great South Land can be found on my bandcamp page, as can my newest song, released April 21st 2018, Truth is the greatest gift of all. https://phillipragan.bandcamp.com/track/truth-is-the-greatest-gift-of-all
Finally, to anyone who's ever encouraged me on this journey, be it with constructive criticism, positive feedback, an interview, airplay,
a new chord or lyric or simply your kind words and well wishes... I appreciate it :)