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Simon Phillips

dr, *1957 GB, London
Musician / Producer of Rock

Simon Phillips (born 6 February 1957) is an English jazz, pop and rock drummer and producer, best known for his 22-year stint with Toto.Phillips first started to play professionally at the age of twelve in his father’s Dixieland band for four years. Phillips was the drummer on the 1976 LP 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He is also a prolific session drummer, having played for Jeff Beck, The Who, Judas Priest, Tears for Fears, Mike Oldfield and Gary Moore, among others. He was The Who’s drummer in their 1989 American reunion tour. He has released four of his own solo albums. Phillips joined Toto in 1992 after Jeff Porcaro died during rehearsals for an upcoming tour. On January 26, 2014 Phillips left Toto to focus on his own career.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
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Five Steps On The Sun on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
Soul Police on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
Inside This Zoo on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
Be That Man on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
The Sun on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
Imitation Suede on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
Seasons Of A Life on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin
Jagannath on Protocol V by Simon Phillips
If Six Was Nine on The State of Things by David Garfield and Friends
What Do We Know on Five Steps On The Sun by DarWin

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Protocol 4Simon Phillips • Greg Howe • Ernest Tibbs • Dennis Hamm2017Album
Protocol IIISimon Phillips Featuring Andy Timmons, Steve Weingart, Ernest Tibbs2015Album
Protocol IISimon Phillips Featuring Andy Timmons, Steve Weingart, Ernest Tibbs2013Album
Empty TimeSimon Phillips2012Album
21 SpicesTrilok Gurtu W/ Simon Phillips + The NDR Big Band2011Single
Special Eurotour March 2011PSP − Simon Phillips . Philippe Saisse . Pino Palladino2011Album
DestinationMSM Schmidt Featuring Dean Brown, Brandon Fields, Ric Fierabracci, Mitchel Forman, Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Chuck Loeb, Alex Machacek, Eric Marienthal, Simon Phillips, Joel Rosenblatt, Tom Scott, Steve Tavaglione2009Album
Tuesday Night At The EspySimon Phillips2006Album
Vantage PointSimon Phillips, Jeff Babko2000Album
Out Of The BlueSimon Phillips1999Album
Another LifetimeSimon Phillips1997Album
SymbiosisSimon Phillips1995Album
Force MajeureProtocol - Simon Phillips, Ray Russell, Anthony Jackson, Tony Roberts1993Album
Simon Phillips (With Play-Along CD)Simon Phillips1992Album
V8Simon Phillips1990Single
ProtocolSimon Phillips1988Album
Balko - Down On My LuckSteve Lukather, David Garfield, Simon Phillips & John PeñaAlbum
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