|Known for||One half of folk-rebel-rockers|
Phil Odgers is a resident of Hanwell, West London and is best known for being one half of folk-rebel-rockers The Men They Couldn't Hang formed in 1984. Phil was born in Oban in Scotland to an Irish mother and a Yorkshire father and rerouted to the south of England as a child. Phil Odgers says his surname comes from Scandinavia and is a Viking name for Wealth Spear. His writing style tells life stories with a conscience and a heart  and he addresses political issues of inequality, unfairness and a political system that rewards the rich and penalises the poor. With many different influences on his music, the first record he bought was Anarchy in the UK . Odgers has said that being in a rock band should be easy, "anyone within a week or two should be able to bash out a tune". The Shetland Times reflects on Philip Odgers' belty vocals  and The Men They Couldn't Hang have a dedicated cult following.
In the media
- "Gig Preview: Phil Odgers at Cobalt Studios, Newcastle". nevolume.co.uk. nevolume.co.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- Kershaw, Liz. "Liz and Phil Odgers". BBC Sounds. BBC 6 Music. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
- "Phil Odgers". Hanwell Hootie.
- Ewart, Alan. "Interview: Phil Odgers – The Men They Couldn't Hang". Louder Than War. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- Wright, Jade. "The Men They Couldn't Hang on Elvis Costello and Elvis Presley". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "Story of coming to London and starting a band - Phil Odgers plays 'The Story'". YouTube.
- Johnson, Peter. "Men They Couldn't Hang prove they are still alive and kicking". The Shetland Times.
- Denselow, Robin (23 April 2014). "The Men They Couldn't Hang review – rowdy 30th anniversary shindig". The Guardian.