one of the most powerful drum tracks I have ever heard!"
Phil has been playing in studios for 24 years, the last 10 or so as a first call session player and online studio drummer. He has performed on many albums for Warner, Polygram, Electra, Nettwerk, EMI, Atlantic, Sparrow, Reunion and Word records, 1 of 3 drummers on the 2010 Winter Olympics music pre-record, closing ceremonies pre-record of the 2011 Arab Games, as well as countless jingles and soundtracks.
He performed for Electronic Arts on the best selling NBA game series of all time, NBA LIVE as a member of the NBA LIVE Orchestra for the now world famous Humble Brothers remix team with their massive soundtracks as well as Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2, Motor City USA and The Simpson's Road Rage. Other notables were playing on the NBA promotional video starring Motell Jordan that went around the world in 2003 and gaming music for Bally Casinos in Las Vegas. Other recent tracking includes Holly McNarland, Lebanon's Julia Boutros and Michel Fadel, Iranian recording artist Kaveh Yaghmaei, Hong Kong male sensation Eason Chan, Serena Ryder, Juno Award winning tracks for Brian Doerksen and guitarist Hedras Ramos of Guatemala.
Phil has worked with producer/ engineers such as Micheal Bienhorn (Chilli Peppers), Chad Kreoger of Nickelback, Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue), Mike Fraser (ACDC, Aerosmith), Dave Pierce (Composer and producer for the 2010 Olympics, Broadway and the Calgary Stampede), Michel Fadel (2011 Arab Games), Rhys Fulber (Delirium, Fear Factory), Hedras Ramos Sr (Hedras Ramos Jr), Greg Reely (Sarah McLachlan, Delirium), Rolf Hennemann (Heart, Al Stewart), Bill Henderson (Chilliwack), Dave Slagter (Klaatu, Rush), Pat Glover (BTO, Paul Rogers) along with many others.
In a live setting he's backed American music legend Ray Charles on
live television, along with Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan and K.D. Lang before a live television audience of 3 billion people as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Phil has played with the David Foster Band, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp,
Burton Cummings, The Canadian Tenors, Michael Bublé, Alfie Zappacosta, Paul Janz and Hong Kong's Anthony Lun. He was a founding member of the Juno award winning recording act Idle Eyes who toured with
Bryan Adams, Toto, Tears for Fears, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider and
Human League and played the Gala for Prince Charles and Lady Dianna at Expo 1986. Phil was also the drummer and anchor for the 40 piece 'Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show' showband from 2004 to 2008 as well as a Gemini Awards live TV broadcast.
As a writer, Phil has songs published in New York, Hong Kong and Nashville. He has written, recorded and produced music for film and television, and a variety of up-and-coming Canadian artists. He also recorded, produced and co-wrote the widely acclaimed guitar instrumental album REZ featuring Scotty Hall, which received great press and rave reviews in 2007. RIP Scotty!
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