Simon Phillips with Protocol IV

Simon Phillips with Protocol IV

Monday 20th November 2017 - Tuesday 21st November 2017
Dates: Monday 20th November - Tuesday 21st November Ticket Prices: £25.00 - £45.00 Book Your Tickets
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Monday 20th November 2017
- Tuesday 21st November 2017

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Line up confirmed: SIMON PHILLIPS (drums), GREG HOWE (gtr), ERNEST TIBBS (bass) & OTMARO RUIZ (keys)

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Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his 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.

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Simon's professional musical career began at the early age of twelve, performing and recording with his father's - Sid Phillips – Dixiel and band until he turned sixteen. With an offer to play in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, his path was marked and his career in full bloom. Simon soon became one of London's most celebrated session drummers. In his early twenties he was well on his way to having a musical career nothing short of brilliance. To date he has toured and recorded with many bands and artists, including: Mick Jagger, The Who, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, Tears for Fears, Judas Priest, Roxy Music, Michael Schenker, Nik Kershaw, Phd., Al DiMeola, 801, Pete Townshend, Russ Ballard, Robert Palmer, Stanley Clarke, The Pretenders, Jon Anderson, Whitesnake and Dave Gilmour... to name but a few.

 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. After recording the Toto album "Tambu" in 1995, another year of touring followed in 1996, covering Europe, Japan, SE Asia and South America.

In 1997 Simon took a break from Toto in order to reach a personal milestone: He took his own band on tour, and for the first time he was the bandleader, and it was his music. This great year included tours of Europe, Japan and The United States, and a performance at The North Sea Jazz Festival.

1998 saw the recording of another Toto studio album entitled" Mindfields", followed by 2 years of touring around the world of which the live CD "Livefields" captures. The most recent Toto record "Through the Looking Glass" took the band in 2002/03 on extensive concert trips to Europe and Asia.

Expanding his career from drumming to writing solo projects, Simon recorded his first album "Protocol" in 1988, followed by "Force Majeure" in 1992. "Symbiosis", which he recorded in 1995, was as spirited but more inspired than ever, and showed a change of direction in the compositions. Simon likes to link his growth in songwriting and new artistic depth to his move to the States. The 1997 record "Another Lifetime" shows yet another layer of his tremendously resourceful playing and an even more motivated composing. "Out of the Blue", a live album, followed in 1998 and in 1999 another complete change of style took place in his latest record "Vantage Point", which is a pure, straight ahead jazz album.

Yet another expansion to Simon's musical career is producing and engineering, which he first started back in England with British composer Mike Oldfield, working on three albums with him. Aside from his solo projects, Simon also co-produced Toto's "Tambu" in 1995,followed by "Mindfields" in 1998. Simon was asked to engineer the latest Toto album, and spent a couple of months during the winter of2001/02 recording "Through the Looking Glass" in his own studio. Simon is currently back in his studio mixing a recently recorded show for the next Toto DVD.

In 2000 Simon took a break from Toto and recorded with Derek Sherinian, formally of Dream Theater, as well as produced and engineered "Inertia". The following year included the recording of progressive band Planet X, "Moonbabies" and mixing a live CD "Live From Oz".

Simon's sympathy to the various styles of music and his interest in sound and arrangements will always drive him to expand his career. 

Steve Weingart/keyboards

Steve Weingart is a jazz-funk keyboard player who has recorded and performed internationally with, among others, Chaka Khan, Steve Lukather, Dave Weckl, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Rankin, Ernie Watts, Alain Caron, Jimmy Haslip, Terry Lynn Carrington, John Patitucci and Bunny Brunel.

- See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/simon-phillips-protocol/#sthash.Q0WA4Vsb.dpuf

Simon Phillips is by far one of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his 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.

Phillips found an early prominence as the drummer on the 1976 LP 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He went on to play with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Pete Townshend, Big Country, Toto, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Phil Manzanera, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Nik Kershaw and Gordon Giltrap.

He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour, and appeared on solo recordings by band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. He has also worked with Tears For Fears, with heavy metal act Judas Priest on Sin After Sin (1977) and Michael Schenker’s debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

Among other co-producer credits, he also co-produced and mixed two albums by Mike Oldfield.

In 1992, Phillips was asked to fill in for Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro.  Guitarist Steve Lukather stated that he would only go on tour if Toto could get Phillips to play the tour, so he was the first and only drummer that the band contacted to replace Porcaro. After the 1992/93 tour Phillips was asked to join Toto as a permanent member.

In 2009, Phillips joined with keyboardist Philippe Saisse and bassist Pino Palladino in forming an instrumental jazz/funk rock trio: Phillips Saisse Palladino or PSP. As well as touring with his own Protocol Simon also currently tours with Hiromi and Toto.

Andy Timmons/guitar

As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger DangerAndy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)


Ernest Tibbs/bass

Ernest Tibbs graduated from the Bass Institute of Technology in 1989 receiving the Bass Student of the Year Award. Since then, he’s gone on to develop an impressive list of credits, including work with Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, and Melba Moore. Ernest has also toured and/or performed with Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers, Jeff Richman, David Benoit, David Garfield, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Eric Marienthal, Brian Auger, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, John Pisano, Brian Bromberg, Mike Stern as well as symphony orchestras in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.


Steve Weingart/keyboards

Steve Weingart is a jazz-funk keyboard player who has recorded and performed internationally with, among others, Chaka Khan, Steve Lukather, Dave Weckl, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Rankin, Ernie Watts, Alain Caron, Jimmy Haslip, Terry Lynn Carrington, John Patitucci and Bunny Brunel.

- See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/simon-phillips-protocol/#sthash.Q0WA4Vsb.dpuf

Simon Phillips is by far one of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his 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.

Phillips found an early prominence as the drummer on the 1976 LP 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He went on to play with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Pete Townshend, Big Country, Toto, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Phil Manzanera, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Nik Kershaw and Gordon Giltrap.

He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour, and appeared on solo recordings by band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. He has also worked with Tears For Fears, with heavy metal act Judas Priest on Sin After Sin (1977) and Michael Schenker’s debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

Among other co-producer credits, he also co-produced and mixed two albums by Mike Oldfield.

In 1992, Phillips was asked to fill in for Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro.  Guitarist Steve Lukather stated that he would only go on tour if Toto could get Phillips to play the tour, so he was the first and only drummer that the band contacted to replace Porcaro. After the 1992/93 tour Phillips was asked to join Toto as a permanent member.

In 2009, Phillips joined with keyboardist Philippe Saisse and bassist Pino Palladino in forming an instrumental jazz/funk rock trio: Phillips Saisse Palladino or PSP. As well as touring with his own Protocol Simon also currently tours with Hiromi and Toto.

Andy Timmons/guitar

As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger DangerAndy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)


Ernest Tibbs/bass

Ernest Tibbs graduated from the Bass Institute of Technology in 1989 receiving the Bass Student of the Year Award. Since then, he’s gone on to develop an impressive list of credits, including work with Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, and Melba Moore. Ernest has also toured and/or performed with Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers, Jeff Richman, David Benoit, David Garfield, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Eric Marienthal, Brian Auger, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, John Pisano, Brian Bromberg, Mike Stern as well as symphony orchestras in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.


Steve Weingart/keyboards

Steve Weingart is a jazz-funk keyboard player who has recorded and performed internationally with, among others, Chaka Khan, Steve Lukather, Dave Weckl, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Rankin, Ernie Watts, Alain Caron, Jimmy Haslip, Terry Lynn Carrington, John Patitucci and Bunny Brunel.

- See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/simon-phillips-protocol/#sthash.Q0WA4Vsb.dpuf

Simon Phillips is by far one of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his 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.

Phillips found an early prominence as the drummer on the 1976 LP 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He went on to play with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Pete Townshend, Big Country, Toto, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Phil Manzanera, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Nik Kershaw and Gordon Giltrap.

He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour, and appeared on solo recordings by band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. He has also worked with Tears For Fears, with heavy metal act Judas Priest on Sin After Sin (1977) and Michael Schenker’s debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

Among other co-producer credits, he also co-produced and mixed two albums by Mike Oldfield.

In 1992, Phillips was asked to fill in for Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro.  Guitarist Steve Lukather stated that he would only go on tour if Toto could get Phillips to play the tour, so he was the first and only drummer that the band contacted to replace Porcaro. After the 1992/93 tour Phillips was asked to join Toto as a permanent member.

In 2009, Phillips joined with keyboardist Philippe Saisse and bassist Pino Palladino in forming an instrumental jazz/funk rock trio: Phillips Saisse Palladino or PSP. As well as touring with his own Protocol Simon also currently tours with Hiromi and Toto.

Andy Timmons/guitar

As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger DangerAndy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)


Ernest Tibbs/bass

Ernest Tibbs graduated from the Bass Institute of Technology in 1989 receiving the Bass Student of the Year Award. Since then, he’s gone on to develop an impressive list of credits, including work with Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, and Melba Moore. Ernest has also toured and/or performed with Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers, Jeff Richman, David Benoit, David Garfield, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Eric Marienthal, Brian Auger, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, John Pisano, Brian Bromberg, Mike Stern as well as symphony orchestras in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.


Steve Weingart/keyboards

Steve Weingart is a jazz-funk keyboard player who has recorded and performed internationally with, among others, Chaka Khan, Steve Lukather, Dave Weckl, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Rankin, Ernie Watts, Alain Caron, Jimmy Haslip, Terry Lynn Carrington, John Patitucci and Bunny Brunel.

- See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/simon-phillips-protocol/#sthash.Q0WA4Vsb.dpuf
Andy Timmons, Ernest Tibbs & Steve Weingart

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