Phil is a professional freelance drummer/teacher with 22 years experience drumming. Originally from The Ottawa Valley he is now located in Toronto. He is a versatile drummer with hundreds of live dates with Original acts, Concert, Big bands as well as Cover bands and Tributes.
Phil has played in many of North America’s top clubs, theater’s, casinos and studios. Including; O2 Academy london, The Roxy (LA), Metalworks Studio, Fiddlers Green Ampitheater, The Bath House Studio, Seneca Casino (NY), Soundarts Studio (Houston), RMW Studio, Barrymores, St Michael’s Theater, Fallsview Casino, The Horseshoe, Regent Theater, The Opera House, Chez Maurice, Turning stone Casino (NY), The Mod Club, Circa, Distortion Studios, Le Medley (MTL), Richmond Hill Performing Arts Center.
Phil has had the pleasure to have worked with great recording producers / engineers including Matt Dematteo, Vic Florencia, Kevin Dietz, Aaron Holmberg, Brian Baker, Peter Gilroy,Dustin Anstey, and Brian Virtue .
Phil has shared the Stage with many amazing musicians / artists including; Zakk Wylde, Korn, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Kings X, The Headstones, The Agonist, Marianas Trench, Dan Kanter, Sirenia, Big Sugar, Die Mannequin, The Birthday Massacre, Alpha Galates, Miss Emily, Amanda Rheaume to name a few.
Phil has been interviewed on Etalk and live on air on CTV News Ottawa. He has also had an article in the Ottawa Sun in 2005 and recently he had the honor of one of his articles being published in Modern Drummer Issue Sept 2014!
As well as keeping a busy gigging and recording schedule Phil also teaches 40 private students weekly in the school year.
Phil also teaches a percussion program in the summers at Camp Zodiac since 2012.