Phil Lunn Is…
…whoever tonight’s audience wants him to be.
A new person, with new songs, every show.
All completely improvised, based on ideas from the audience.
And with excellent groups…
I work with several theatrical and comedy improv groups, in London and elsewhere.
I’m either providing the music, or I’m on stage.
And some groups from other places
Teatribu (Milan) • Le Théâtre de l’Oignon (Strasbourg) • Neil + 1 (Dublin) • Renegade Saints (Vienna) • La Carpe Haute (Strasbourg) • Lusty Mannequins (Toronto) • EuroTrash (San Francisco) • Kuje Impro (Jyväskylä) • Trickle (Belgium) • Crumbs Garage (Winnipeg / Atlanta) • History Under The Influence (Austin, Texas) • Girls Girls Girls (Austin, Texas)
Teaching and courses
I regularly teach and coach improvisers in improvised singing.
This course covers song structures, rhyming, opening numbers, and moving from scene into song.
In this course we look at more advanced structures and patterns, and further explore group performances.
I also run shorter courses, for groups in London and internationally. As well as introductory courses, I’m currently teaching the following two workshops:
Improvised songs for non-singers
This workshop provides tools for players who don’t want to perform musicals but want to have ‘a tool in their toolbox’, particularly for short form games.
Songs you can’t get out of your head
This workshop looks at creating songs that are catchy, non-narrative, fun and that work well in groups.
I’m always pleased to coach groups in using music in their improvisation, whether for songs or for incidental music. Get in touch.
By (fairly) popular request, I have put up some Spotify playlists demonstrating some song structures. It's best to consider these building blocks rather than a formula for making a song. I've tried to order them starting with the most archetypal and then becoming less obvious.