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Phil has just given an exclusive four page interview to respected UK arts and culture magazine "Garageland" (issue # 9: "Immigration"). The interview contains an extract from Phil's fictionalised autobiography "Stripped", set in the mean streets of late 70's/early 80's NYC. Availabe from all branches of Borders, and at selected outlets such as The ICA, Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery.



13.10.2009 A Tribute To Bruno Adams - 16 October 2009 - 19.30 h - @ Club Pilot, Donska 19, Praha 10 Vrsovice

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross

ACME Poets' Union
(feat. members of Once Upon A Time, Lunar Lounge)

Jon Evans

Rany Tela

Conrad Adams & Chris Russell

Katerina Adams & Phil Shoenfelt

Giles Schumm

Baron Van Hustler

Dimitri Kucharzewski & Katerina Adams


Sidi Santini & The Decadents

Secret 9 Beat

Constance Rudert, Carsten Klatte & Neil Black

Phil Shoenfelt & Lucie Reichrtova

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Plus a documentary film about Bruno Adams
by Mick Harvey & Nick Boddington 


24.09.2009 The duo gig in Vienna on Thursday 12th of November has now been changed to Wednesday 11th of November 2009.





New Online - Releases:


The following records of Phil Shoenfelt are now available as downloads at itunes, musicload and amazon:


Phil Shoenfelt with Tichá Dohoda - Live In Prague (CD-album 1995)

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross - Dead Flowers For Alice (CD-album 1999)

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross - Ecstatic (CD-album 2002)

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross - Electric Garden (CD-single 2002)


as well as the previously unreleased records, which are now available as a download only:


Phil Shoenfelt - Rare Tracks

This collection of rare tracks contains five previously unreleased songs: The original version of "Charlotte's Room" (mixed by Tony Cohen), the B-side "The Long Goodbye" (both 1988) as well as acoustic demo versions of "Hateful Heart" and "Devil's Hole" (1988-89), furthermore a studio version of "Devil's Hole" (1990), featuring Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond.


Phil Shoenfelt - Dead Flowers For Alice - Unplugged

Rare acoustic and previously unreleased versions of songs from "Dead Flowers For Alice", recorded in 1998.




A Tribute To Bruno Adams - 02. September 2009, 20.00 h

@ Bassy Cowboy Club
Schönhauser Allee 176a
10119 Berlin

Entrance is Euro 10,00

Master of Ceremony: Phil Freeborn


Anastis van Hustler & Mark Boombastik

Ben Becker

Claudius Kielholz

Comedian Pharmacists

Carsten Klatte, Neil Black & Constance Rudert

DJ Scratchy

Fatal Shore

Herbst in Peking


Konrad Adams

Katerina Adams & Friends

Kitty Solaris

Les Hommes Sauvages

Mark Steiner

Martin Dean


Methylated Spirits

Mick Harvey (via live transmission from Australia)

Once Upon A Time

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross

Rany Tela

Sarah Asling & Peter Hofmann

The Fullbliss

The Inchtabokatables

The Jetlag Junkies

Two Dollar Bash


18.07.2009 "Golden Vanity" by Nikki Sudden & Phil Shoenfelt can already be purchased through Easy Action
The official release date is July 24th, 2009.

Phil guest vocaled and played acoustic guitar on a song by a Greek band called Dustbowl

Phil and his band are currently working on new songs for their upcoming album.... More information will follow.


16.06.2009 The gig at Nova Sin on 18th of June 2009 is cancelled.


10.06.2009 Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross will play memorial concerts for Bruno Adams of Once Upon A Time and Fatal Shore:

29.08.2009 at Kino in Ebensee, Austria, with Les Hommes Sauvages
02.09.2009 at Bassy Cowboy Club in Berlin, Germany, with many more bands, including Hugo Race and Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)
16.10.2009 at Pilot Bar in Prague, Czech Republic with many others


29.04.2009 The gig in Athens, Greece on 10th May 2009 has been changed. It is no longer at the Blue Bar, Athens, but at The Tiki Bar, Athens, Greece.

Wolfgang Gürster has uploaded live pictures of Fatal Shore and also a selection of photos of Bruno (Special - We Will Remember) - have a look at



Thanks to all of you who attended Bruno's funeral on Saturday in Berlin. And thanks, too, to the hundreds of well-wishers who sent messages through the post, by phone and through My Space, but who couldn't be there in person. It was a sad, but beautiful affair, a fitting send-off for a man whose big heart, warmth and musical talent affected so many people. And as someone who loved life and loved people, I am sure that Bruno would have been touched by the huge outpouring of love and affection that his passing occasioned.

I would just like to mention that there will be at least two tribute concerts in the coming weeks and months to celebrate Bruno's music and his life: one in Berlin and one in Prague. There may be other concerts organised in other cities as well. As soon as we have any idea of the times, dates and venues, we will post this news on the Fatal Shore homepage and My Space sites.

Phil Shoenfelt


20.04.2009 The date and time of Bruno's funeral has now been set, and all those wishing to pay their final respects are welcome to attend. The service will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 25th April at Alter Luisenstadt Kirchhof, Südstern 8-12, 10961 Berlin. 

Update: Apparently there are several entrances to the cemetery. Please use the entrance on Südstern 8-12 (not Bergmannstr. 39-47) And after the funeral there will be an informal get-together in Hasenheide Park, a short distance from the cemetery. Any of Bruno's friends are welcome to come along and make a kind of picnic. Food and drinks will not be provided, so please bring your own refreshments. In the evening there will be an informal reception at the Trödler club in Kreuzberg, a favourite haunt of Bruno's. Again, all are welcome.



For those of you who don't already know, Fatal Shore singer and frontman Bruno Adams died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18/4/2009.


Bruno had been battling cancer for five years with all the strength and courage he could muster. But in the end time ran out, and he passed away at home in Berlin, surrounded by his family and close friends. Although in great physical pain, Bruno never once gave in to self-pity or despair. He loved his wife Katka and his three children with a depth of passion that never faltered, and in spite of his rapidly deteriorating condition, he managed to remain lucid and aware right up until the end. Bruno loved life and he loved people, and for him to be taken from us at such a young age is a tragedy that we will all suffer to come to terms with. The wonderful music he made will continue to inspire, and everyone whose life he touched (and there are many), will remember this unique and beautiful character with the deep love and respect that were the hallmark of Bruno's own attitude to life.


Bruno Adams: Born 02/09/1963, Bacchus Marsh, Australia. Died 18/04/2009 R.I.P. Berlin, Germany.

Details about Bruno's funeral will be posted on the Fatal Shore homepage as soon as we know them. The funeral will take place in Berlin, and all Bruno's friends are welcome to attend. If you would like to send a message of condolence, go to:


Phil Shoenfelt, Prague, 18/04/2009



10.04.2009 Pratajev In Prague - Phil's first and only effort at film-making, in which he plays Charles Cockburn, an effete BBC reporter hot on the heels of the mythical (and non-existent) Russian romantic doctor/poet Pratajev. A satirical poke at the kind of art documentary that takes itself too seriously, the film was commissioned by Leipzig band The Russian Doctors, and is loosely based on Phil's short story "A Little Known Episode" (to be found in the Writings section).

Pratajev In Prague, Part I - YouTube

Pratajev In Prague, Part II - YouTube


15.03.2009 Nikki Sudden & Phil Shoenfelt - Golden Vanity

"The Lost album from Berlin has finally surfaced ten years after the recording finished. One of the most experimental albums recorded by Schoenfelt & the late Nikki Sudden....

With very great pleasure we announce that Troubadour is issuing the Golden Vanity album recorded by Nikki Sudden & Phil Shoenfelt in Berlin in 1998. Ten years later it will see the light of day with full blessing of the Sudden estate and the brilliant Mr Shoenfelt. Easy Action boss Carlton says "this is one f##kin amazing album! Having worked with both Nikki & Phil they have blended their unique talents together to make an extraordinary album. Its like T.Rex (of course) meeting Amon Duul bumping into Hawkwind on the way, very rock n roll indeed. I am really excited about getting this album out at last !!"

01. Hanoi Jane
02. Cloak Of Virtue

03. Jack Ketch
04. Portcullis
05. Love Makes Her Shine
06. Bang A Gong
07. Waiting For You
08. Jamboree Bag

09. Golden Door (early version of Broken Door)
10. Teenage Sheets
11. Wage A Crown
12. Hangman’s Daughter

13. Angel Wings
14. Cullisport
15. Master Sampson

"Golden Vanity" is available to pre-order now for delivery during April 2009 -


Fatal Shore - Bird On A Wire 3-track EP

German online label FUEGO released a 3 track EP:


01. Bird On A Wire
02. Dolphins
03. Friday's Child


"Fuego Collector's Item" is available as a download only:



01.02.2009 Phil Shoenfelt & Pavel Cingl received a GrIndie Award for the CD "Live At The House Of Sin".
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