With soaring vocals and expressive guitars and keyboard, Mojo Filter puts an edgy spin on classics from bands across the musical spectrum, from The Beatles and The Eagles to Pearl Jam, Radiohead, and Joni Mitchell. This talented trio brings some of the greatest songs of all time back to life, injecting enthusiasm, fun, and raw power into an experience that engages and ignites audiences.
Given the opportunity, Phil has the ability to “balladize” any song from any genre, possibly due to growing up in the 80s listening to hair bands and easy listening radio stations. Phil learned piano at an early age and loves playing keys at local Open Mic nights, in church bands, and jamming with friends at the cottage. After finding it hard to transport pianos to campfires, Phil’s wife bought him an acoustic guitar, adding that to his arsenal of musical talents. An expressive player, Phil brings an energy and an acoustic depth that fills out the soundscapes of the group’s performance.
Heavy metal guitarist turned soft, Kelton started playing guitar at 14 years of age after listening to an excessive amount of Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. While living in Australia, he discovered a band in need of a bass player, which he joined and played with for quite some time. Bass quickly became Kelton’s favourite instrument to play, though he still maintains his love for guitar. He revels in being in the rhythm section and foundation of a band, a good excuse for never having to solo. Playing at Open Mic night with friends is Kelton’s way of getting back
into the music scene after his hiatus and looks forward to more of these nights to come.
From humble beginnings rocking the mic at karaoke nights, Hilary advanced to performing small intimate gigs and various Open Mic nights throughout Toronto, the Ottawa Valley, and Muskoka. Her first love being writing, Hilary quickly discovered the undeniable link between music and words at a young age. A grunge girl at heart, she grew up listening to bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots, and also draws inspiration from female vocalists like Alanis Morissette, Janis Joplin, and Fiona Apple. With vocals that range from low and raspy to soft and cheerful, Hilary brings a unique and powerful presence to this musical group she is so proud to be a part of.