During the late 70's Phil encountered his first experiences of live shows playing bass for a local band in pubs, and moved on to operating a small sound system for an offshoot of that band - Alkatrazz- (not to be confused with the American band with a "c" in their name)

Many tours were to follow for the likes of Gary Numan, Marillion, The Communards, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Fish, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Ian Dury and Warren G, to name but a few, working either at front of house or monitors.

He has looked after FOH sound for some of the country's best loved comedians - Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Dara O'Briain, Michael McIntyre, Al Murray and many more, working in venues ranging from medium sized to some of the biggest in the UK. This work has included many recorded shows for DVD and TV including a large number of episodes of Live At The Apollo

Gaining a job in a wood/metal workshop making sound equipment was a stepping stone to his first proper tour in 1980, when he was willingly thrown in at the deep end operating monitors and driving trucks for the punk/goth band Bauhaus. He then went on to tour Europe with Birmingham reggae outfit Steel Pulse in the same capacity.

Between tours and festival dates he worked on lengthy runs for TV shows TFI Friday and Later with Jools along with shows at the Southbank Centre and other London venues  before moving to Devon with his partner and their young family.

Phil continued touring with different bands, then moved into working on comedy shows and hasn't stopped since.

Phil continues to experiment with recording techniques, writing and recording his own compositions when not out on the road. He not only has a hefty experience in mixing live sound for musicians in a vast array of genres but also a talent for presenting the spoken word at its best.

He is by nature a consummate professional, driven by his passion for understanding the art and science of sound.