Phil is a busy gigging guitar player, recently appearing with Damon Albarn, Ginger Baker, and legends of African music, Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen and Mulatu Astatke. He’s also collaborated with many contemporary artists, including Akala, Ty, Natty, Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Martina Topley Bird, and Heliocentrics, plus has been involved in a huge variety of Brit Jazz and world music projects.
Phil’s played shows at the National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells Theatre, and has performed at some of the world’s most highly regarded festivals, including Glastonbury, Reading, Montreux Jazz and various WOMADs. He’s gained huge amounts of recording experience working for major labels such as Sony Music, PolyGram, EMI, Island Records, Parlophone and Warner, playing on a wide range of successful tracks including a US No.1, a FIFA World Cup theme and several UK chart Top 20s.
Phil is also an experienced writer and producer, with releases on Sony BMG and a variety of niche labels.