Biography

Popular Music

Lionel Ritchie, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Mick Hucknall, Steve Hackett, Joss Stone, Paul Carrack, Beverley Knight, Lewis Taylor, Eliza Doolittle, David McAlmont, the fantastic up and coming Jo Harman, Annie Lennox, Lemar, Mica Paris, Ruby Turner, Ronan Keating, Westlife,  Take That, Will Young, The Bee Gees, Paul Young, Leo Sayer, Atomic Kitten, Tom Jones, Alexandra Burke, Donna Summer, Ann Nesby (Sounds of Blackness), Mark Almond, Vic and Bob, Rose Royce, The Trammps, Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, Robbie Macintosh, Odyssey, David Benoit, Elkie Brooks, Gail Ann-Dorsey, Leona Lewis, Raymond Quinn and Gloria Gaynor.

 

Classical

Evelyn Glennie, John Williams, R.P.O, L.S.O, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

 

Jazz

John Dankworth, N.Y.J.O, Jim Mullen, Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, Dick Pearce, Nigel Hitchcock, Mornington Lockett, Derek Nash/Sax Appeal, Janette Mason’s Diva and D’Ranged Projects, Ola Onabule.

Phil has appeared with many US groove jazz artists visiting the UK including saxophone star Nelson Rangell, guitarists Chris Standring, Jeff Golub, Mark Antoine, Nick Colionne and Peter White. He has also played Concerts with Atlantic Records drumming legend Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie and appears with Freddy ‘V’, sax player from the legendary Average White Band when he Gigs in the UK.

 

TV Shows

ITV “Finding Jesus” for Jesus Christ Superstar Tour 2012. The BBC1 Eurovision Show ‘Your Country Needs You’ 2010. X-Factor (ITV) (6 series). Britain’s Got Talent (6 series).  “How To  Solve A Problem Like Maria?” (BBC), An Audience with Lionel Ritchie, Late Night with Jerry Springer (3 series), The House Of Astonishment, Parkinson, Gloria Hunniford, Des And Mel, Love In The Afternoon, Top Of The Pops, The James Whale Show, Pebble Mill, 3-2-1. Theme tunes for The Good Guys, Eurotrash, The Girlie Show, Carnal Knowledge and other Rapido Productions.

 

West End Shows.

Currently I am playing in ‘The Commitments’ at the Palace Theatre, London. It is a great fun Show, chock full of Stax and Motown Classics.

Previous shows include a 5 year run of ‘Dirty Dancing’ (The Aldwych Theatre), ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’ (The Gielgud Theatre), with Denise Van Outen, ‘The Full Monty’ (Prince Of Wales Theatre), ’The Beautiful Game’ (Cambridge Theatre), ‘Saturday Night Fever’ (London Palladium), ’Leonardo’ (The Strand Theatre), ‘The Fields Of Ambrosia’ (Aldwych Theatre), ‘Joseph’ (Hammersmith Apollo), ‘The Blues Brothers’, (Whitehall Theatre).

 

Adverts

Many Confused Dot Com Adverts, Virgin Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Budweiser, Nescafe, Persil, Andrex and many others I can’t remember or be willing to own up to!

 

Publications

Music Sales/Wise Publications: The Complete BassPlayer, The Complete Bass Player 2

  

Bass Lines Series: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, AC/DC

HeadStart Bass Series: Rock Bass 1, Rock Bass 2

  

  

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