Phil is a UK-based session drummer and percussionist. He has played/toured/recorded with the likes of Jake Bugg, Jon Hopkins, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Ed Harcourt, Carl Barat, Brett Anderson, Duke Special, Iain Archer, Leo Abrahams, Brian Eno, Psapp, Snow Patrol and Foy Vance, amongst many others. His work has featured on numerous chart topping records, Mercury Prize nominated albums, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated soundtracks and Tony award winning projects at the National Theatre. Find out more




  • Phil has a unique sound, a great creative approach and a beautiful feel. He is also a thoroughly nice man.
    — Leo Abrahams
    (artist/producer: Carl Barat, Brian Eno, Brett Anderson)
  • I’ve been making music with Phil for well over a decade - in the studio, live and writing too. From the classic to the deconstructed, he’s always taking tracks to a new level.
    — Iain Archer (artist/writer/producer: Jake Bugg, James Bay, Snow Patrol)
  • Whether it’s expertly laying down a solid rhythm track or coming up with the most creative parts and sounds, Phil is always an inspiration to work with. All this comes with an amazing attitude and a big smile.
    — Dave Lynch (producer/engineer: Ed Harcourt, Kathryn Williams, The Magic Numbers)
  • Phil is an incredibly musical drummer - a rare combination of feel and technical ability. He instinctively understands what a song needs.
    — Paul Pilot (artist/producer/engineer: Duke Special, Athlete, Finding Oscar)