Highlights of Phil's career have been appearing at the age of 17 with Des O'Connor, playing on the same bill as his idol Klaus Wunderlich, backing such artists as Norman Collier, playing as supporting act every year with the late Joe Loss and his Orchestra, also Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra at the Derby Assembly Rooms, where he has been the resident organist since 1982 playing for both social and tea dances.
Phil is also a very accomplished pianist, having played the piano since he was 16 and passing many exams and diplomas in quite a short space of time, including Grade 8 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, CT FVCM, Hon VCM.
With his most recent highlights of his career he can call himself truly international. He has performed as far afield as America, Spain, Channel Islands where he has also been on the "air waves" playing on Radio Guernsey. He has also performed in Germany and Switzerland for Bohm Electronic GmbH at Organ Festivals.
Broadcasting is definitely not a new venture for Phil as he has been regularly featured on BBC Radio 2's programme, The Organist Entertains.
Phil's life at the moment is a very busy one, performing from John O'Groats to Lands End and teaching people in and around the Derby area, where Phil is also the President of the Derby Organ & Keyboard Club, just click this link. www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/derby.html
Until 2000 Phil played in front of 30,000 people every September for Derby City Leisure services with the East of England Orchestra at an open air concert in the park.
Not content to sit back on his laurels Phil recently studied for even more qualifications, not music this time though, Microsoft qualifications. He is now also a qualified IT Professional with MCP and MCDST after his name (Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician). Also a Web page designer - this page you have visited, Phil created.
When he is not entertaining people with his musical talents he is entertaining guests at home, because his idea of relaxation is cooking a curry for friends - he may be pretty hot on the organ but when it comes to an Indian curry, there is no-one hotter!!