Phil Emmanuel's Last Gig

Phil Emmanual was known best for his legendary guitar skills, Aussie larrikin humour and entertaining antics on stage. Off-stage he was known best for all of those things and much more. He was a very loving husband, father and friend. Everyone who met Phil was touched by his contagious and uplifting energy.

We are all deeply saddened by his unexpected passing at just 65 years old. He will always be in our hearts and we know that he is probably already taking a swig of Jack Daniels and rocking out with the angels up in heaven. Despite being considered by many as a rock god, possessing guitar skills most musicians spend a lifetime only dreaming of, Phil lived a very humble life and joins a medley of musical greats who left this world with not a penny but a legacy to their name.

This fund is to help support his family through this time and to give him the send-off we all know he deserves. These funds will be used to pay for the expenses for Phil´s funeral, burial and wake, as well as the transportation of his body. It will also be used to pay for expenses incurred as a result of his death including current outstanding debt. 

A little about the organiser:


My name is Naomi McKenzie and I am from the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland Australia. I am the step-daughter of Phil Emmanuel (Subject of the Go Fund Me) and the daughter of his wife and widow, Amanda. I will be personally withdrawing these funds into my bank account where I will manage them to pay for all the expenses mentioned in the description above e.g. funeral home, wake expenses, unpaid bills that were left unpaid as a result of Phil´s death.

Thank you for all your kind words and donations.

Best regards, 


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Naomi Mckenzie
Kunda Park QLD

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