Singer-songwriter Eilis Phillips is one of South Belfast’s most promising musicians, having garnered a fan base through a series of gigs across the globe. A seasoned traveller, Eilis has performed her unique folk sound everywhere from Stranmillis to New Orleans, and she’s never without her trusty bass guitar.

I was born in Hong Kong

I grew up in different parts of South Belfast

I now live on the Lisburn Road

I was educated at musically, at the Guitar Institute and Bass Tech, London

My earliest memory is sitting in a wardrobe playing with coat hangers

When I was a child I wanted to be an astronaut

I actually became a musician

Worst job I’ve ever had having to clean the toilets of the Front Page bar in Belfast

Best job I’ve ever had was playing last year’s Harley Davidson Hog n’ Bog rally

The bravest thing I've ever done were manoeuvres in a Cessna 152 plane over Scrabo Tower

The stupidest thing I've ever done was not pay attention while driving a snow mobile through the Rocky Mountains, resulting in several broken ribs

The biggest thing I've yet to do is go into space

The people who inspired me most are my Dad, the Boston Bruins ice hockey team, and Tina Turner

The most important thing in the world is hope

I'm very bad at cooking

I'm very good at booking ridiculous holidays

I'm most proud of quitting the booze and writing a book

My best friend would say I don’t eat properly

I like to relax by watching ice hockey

My favourite quote is ”We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls” Winston Churchill

The last book I read was ’Stories’ a compilation of short fantasy stories by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

My favourite movie is Forrest Gump

The actor that would play me in a movie of my life would be Ellen Page from ‘Juno’ or Sigourney Weaver, though she’s a bit tall

The song that makes me dance is anything by Sly and the Family Stone

The song I would have played at my funeral would be ’Rocket Man’ by Elton John

The best place I've ever been Oahu in Hawaii

The place I have to visit before I die is the moon

The last person I talked to on the phone was a journalist

The last text message I received was from my other half

If I was a politician I would resign immediately

If I won the lottery I would move to Maui, Hawaii’s second largest island

If I could describe myself in five words they would be tiny, fastidious, brave, foolhardy and hopeful

If I could invite five people (living or dead) to a dinner party they would be Christopher Walken, Zdeno Chara, Bob Dylan, Carrie Fisher and Buzz Aldrin

If I could change one thing about South Belfast it would be the weather

My favourite thing about South Belfast is  the abundance of coffee shops