Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips is undoubtedly one of the most renowned and respected drummers worldwide. His style reflects impressive technical skill and distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is rock, fusion or jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.

Simon's professional musical career began at the early age of twelve. To date he has toured and recorded with many bands and artists, including Mick Jagger, The Who, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, Tears for Fears, Judas Priest, Roxy Music, Michael Schenker, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, The Pretenders and Derek Sherinian to name but a few. Expanding his career from drumming to writing solo projects, Simon recorded his first album "Protocol" in 1988, followed by six more solo albums. In 1992 Simon decided to move to the USA, coinciding with being asked to join Toto for their world tour. He has remained a full time member ever since. Yet another expansion to Simon's musical career is producing and engineering, which he first started back in England with British composer Mike Oldfield.

Date of birth
February 6th 1957

Place of birth

Starclassic Maple/Bubinga/Maple
„The Monarch“ Snare Drum (SP1465H)
„The Gladiator“ Snare Drum (SP1455H)
„The Pageant“ Snare Drum (SP125H)
Iron Cobra bass drum and hi-hat pedals
4 TAMA Octobans
Starclassic 20“ Gong Drum

Musical styles
Rock, Jazz, Fusion

Protocol 2, Hiromi