The Book of Lost Songs Volume 1 is a 15 track collection of unreleased material recorded betwixt 2001-2008 – and will be released on 25th September 2017. It will be available as a free/pay-what-you-like download from our Bandcamp store. More details and track listing here.

This is the first of three albums to be released over the next few weeks!


Phil will be appearing at the 2017 National Celtic Festival in Portarlington on June 9-11 with his band The Gathering Tide. Three shows over the weekend, see the program for details. Zeptepi played at this festival 4 times, it’s an absolute cracker!

Phil will be joined by Peter O’Shea on fiddle, former Zeptepi drummer Paul Angas, and bass player Steve Temple.

Jul 31 2015

New merchandise

A couple of new additions to the online shop

Firstly, we have a few more CDs available of our Ladder Factory Sessions album available – these come with a bonus track not available on the download. This sold out ages ago, but a studio clear-out has unearthed a few extra copies!

We also have a limited edition run of our Live 07.06.2014 album now available on CD, which also comes with a live DVD from the same show. The DVD has a bunch of extras on it too. Previously this album was only available as a download.

Here’s a few pics from Phil’s recent solo tour in the UK in July…

You can get more info on Phil’s new project at



Phil returns to the UK in July, this time without Zeptepi, and will be playing a select few shows – full details can be found at


May 12 2015

What’s happening?

Well, not very much at Zeptepi HQ as we take a bit of a break. However, if you want to see what the various band members are up to, read on…

Phil is working on a solo project, The Gathering Tide, and hopes to be releasing some new music soon as well as playing a few solo dates in the UK in July. CC Thornley is doing some solo shows. Claire Johnstone is playing with Melbourne band Samassin. You can catch Brian Caffrey drumming in and around Melbourne with the Gun Barrel Straights. And you can keep up with Patrick Lyons here!

Mar 18 2015


We sold out of the CD version of our 2010 album Stormclouds ages ago, but it turns out you can still get a version at the Trad & Now online store here. Get in quick, only a few left!

Mar 11 2015

Some Port Fairy pics

We had a fantastic time at the Port Fairy Folk Festival last weekend, what an event! You can see some pictures of our adventures on our facebook page (no login/account required).


Excited to be heading back to the Port Fairy Folk Festival this weekend!

Here’s our stage times…

Fri 6th – Reardon Theatre, 10:30pm
Sat 7th – Shebeen Stage, 1:15pm
Sun 8th – Stage 2, 10:00am
Sun 8th – Folk Circus Stage, 12:45pm (kids concert)
Sun 8th – Railway Stage, 5:45pm

Wow, we’re doing a mighty 6 performances at the Bonnie Doon Music Festival this weekend…

Fri – 9.45pm, Session Stage
Sat – 2.45pm, Session Stage
Sat – 8.15pm, Bendigo Bank Stage
Sat – 10.00pm, Rec Hall
Sun – 1.00pm, Rec Hall
Sun – 3.30pm, Session Stage

All performances as the acoustic trio – Phil, CC, Claire.