Phillip Boa (born 18 January 1963 in Dortmund, Germany) is a German independent music songwriter, musician, singer, guitarist, composer and producer. His current name is unknown after two divorces and name changes. Phillip Boa lives in Dortmund, Hamburg and on the island of Malta. As a songwriter Boa written over 400 songs, 21 of his studio albums landed under the top 60 in the charts. He has received several "Album & Single of the Week" awards in British magazines like NME, Sounds or Melody Maker. The style was described by NME in a review as "a cross between B52's and Captain Beefheart".[[[Wikipedia:Citation needed|citation needed]]] The style of his lyrics is a mix of irony, love songs, sarcasm, often of bizarre and deranged content.