PROTOCOL - SIMON PHILLIPS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR +support: Steve Hunt’s Elektrik Market

Monday 4th November 2019 - Wednesday 6th November 2019
Dates: Monday 4th November - Wednesday 6th November Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £47.50 Book Your Tickets
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PROTOCOL - SIMON PHILLIPS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Line up: SIMON PHILLIPS -drums OTMARO RUIZ - keyboards ERNEST TIBBS - bass ALEX SILL - guitar JACOB SCESNEY - sax

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Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected musicians, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion, Jazz or World, 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 record¬ing with his father's, Sid Phillips, Dixieland band until he turned sixteen when he joined the London production of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. 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, Al DiMeola, 801, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Stanley Clarke, The Pretenders, Whitesnake and Dave Gilmore... to name but a few. 
Expanding his career from drumming to composing, Simon recorded his first solo al¬bum “Protocol” in 1988, followed by a live album, “Force Majeure”, in 1992.
During that year he got a call to join Toto on their Kingdom Of Desire tour of the World and this was the start of a 21 year collaboration.
He recorded his third solo album, “Symbiosis”, in 1995 and “Another Lifetime” in 1997. He formed his own band and toured Europe and Japan. In 1999 a complete change of style took place and resulted in “Vantage Point”, which is a pure, straight ahead jazz album in collaboration with pianist Jeff Babko.
Simon is also known as a producer and engineer and collaborated with British composer Mike Oldfield, on albums Crises, Discovery & Islands. Aside from his solo projects, Simon also co-produced Toto’s “Tambu” in 1995, followed by “Mindfields” in 1998 and adding engineering duties to co-produce “Through the Looking Glass” in 2002 and “Falling In Between” in 2005.
In 2009 he partnered up with longtime associate and friend, Philippe Saisse and together with Pino Palladino formed PSP. A live CD and an EP was produced and tours of Europe and Japan in 2011 & 2012.
In 2010 he joined Michael Schenker for a short tour of Japan – the first time playing with Michael since the recording of the Michael Schenker Group in 1980. Also that year he performed with Trilok Gurtu and the NDR Big Band for an amazing project resulting in the “21 Spices” CD – a fusion of Indian, World and Jazz music.
As if not busy enough in 2010 Simon was approached by Japanese virtuoso pianist Hiromi to form “The Trio Project” together with bass legend Anthony Jackson. The trio has recorded four CDs, “Voice”, “Move”, “Alive” and “Spark”. The trio toured throughout the World from 2010 to 2017.
25 years after his first solo recording, Simon released “Protocol II” featuring Andy Timmons (Gtr), Steve Weingart (Keys) and Ernest Tibbs (Bass). The band, under the name of “Protocol II”, toured  in Europe, the US and Japan.
At the beginning of 2014 Simon felt that, after 21 years, it was time to leave Toto. “Protocol III” was recorded and tours of Europe, Japan and the US followed.
A new CD, Protocol IV, was released in October of 2017 featuring a new band – Greg Howe (gtr), Dennis Hamm (keys) and Ernest Tibbs (bass) and followed up by tours in Europe, Japan, China & the US.
Simon continues to tour with Protocol, who is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2019, as well as with Zen Amadeus with Bill Evans and Soul Bop with Randy Brecker and Bill Evans. 

Simon’s professional musical career began at the early age of twelve, performing and record¬ing with his father's, Sid Phillips, Dixieland band until he turned sixteen when he joined the London production of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. 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, Al DiMeola, 801, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Stanley Clarke, The Pretenders, Whitesnake and Dave Gilmore... to name but a few. 

Expanding his career from drumming to composing, Simon recorded his first solo al¬bum “Protocol” in 1988, followed by a live album, “Force Majeure”, in 1992.

During that year he got a call to join Toto on their Kingdom Of Desire tour of the World and this was the start of a 21 year collaboration.

He recorded his third solo album, “Symbiosis”, in 1995 and “Another Lifetime” in 1997. He formed his own band and toured Europe and Japan. In 1999 a complete change of style took place and resulted in “Vantage Point”, which is a pure, straight ahead jazz album in collaboration with pianist Jeff Babko.

Simon is also known as a producer and engineer and collaborated with British composer Mike Oldfield, on albums Crises, Discovery & Islands. Aside from his solo projects, Simon also co-produced Toto’s “Tambu” in 1995, followed by “Mindfields” in 1998 and adding engineering duties to co-produce “Through the Looking Glass” in 2002 and “Falling In Between” in 2005.

In 2009 he partnered up with longtime associate and friend, Philippe Saisse and together with Pino Palladino formed PSP. A live CD and an EP was produced and tours of Europe and Japan in 2011 & 2012.

In 2010 he joined Michael Schenker for a short tour of Japan – the first time playing with Michael since the recording of the Michael Schenker Group in 1980. Also that year he performed with Trilok Gurtu and the NDR Big Band for an amazing project resulting in the “21 Spices” CD – a fusion of Indian, World and Jazz music.

As if not busy enough in 2010 Simon was approached by Japanese virtuoso pianist Hiromi to form “The Trio Project” together with bass legend Anthony Jackson. The trio has recorded four CDs, “Voice”, “Move”, “Alive” and “Spark”. The trio toured throughout the World from 2010 to 2017.

25 years after his first solo recording, Simon released “Protocol II” featuring Andy Timmons (Gtr), Steve Weingart (Keys) and Ernest Tibbs (Bass). The band, under the name of “Protocol II”, toured  in Europe, the US and Japan.

At the beginning of 2014 Simon felt that, after 21 years, it was time to leave Toto. “Protocol III” was recorded and tours of Europe, Japan and the US followed.

A new CD, Protocol IV, was released in October of 2017 featuring a new band – Greg Howe (gtr), Dennis Hamm (keys) and Ernest Tibbs (bass) and followed up by tours in Europe, Japan, China & the US.

Simon continues to tour with Protocol, who is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2019, as well as with Zen Amadeus with Bill Evans and Soul Bop with Randy Brecker and Bill Evans. 

 

 

teve 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

Supporting Artist/Band

+support: Steve Hunt’s Elektrik Market

Line-up:

Steve Hunt – keys

Ervin Dhimo – bass

Jovol Bell - drums

 

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nternationally acclaimed keyboardist Steve Hunt (Allan Holdsworth, Stanley Clarke, Virgil Donati) has teamed up with Albanian born powerhouse bassist Ervin Dhimo and virtuoso drummer Steve Michuad to create a new energetic and exciting power-trio called “Elektrik Market”.
These highly proficient and talented musicians have been electrifying their audiences with high-energy captivating performances blending creative expressions of soundscaping and grooves with mesmerizing improvisational interplay. This group brings the listener with them on a thrilling psychedelic musical journey with their harmonious arrangements full of soaring dynamic textures and colors all laid upon a foundation of funk and groove. The show without a doubt leaves the spectators craving for more.
“As a band and individual artist, we draw on the influences and inspiration from the past 50 years of contemporary jazz, funk and fusion music and blend that with our own original concepts” - Elektrik Market

Internationally acclaimed keyboardist Steve Hunt (Allan Holdsworth, Stanley Clarke, Virgil Donati) has teamed up with Albanian born powerhouse bassist Ervin Dhimo and virtuoso drummer Jovol Bell to create a new energetic and exciting power-trio called “Elektrik Market”.

 

​These highly proficient and talented musicians have been electrifying their audiences with high-energy captivating performances blending creative expressions of soundscaping and grooves with mesmerizing improvisational interplay. This group brings the listener with them on a thrilling psychedelic musical journey with their harmonious arrangements full of soaring dynamic textures and colors all laid upon a foundation of funk and groove. The show without a doubt leaves the spectators craving for more.

“As a band and individual artist, we draw on the influences and inspiration from the past 50 years of contemporary jazz, funk and fusion music and blend that with our own original concepts” - Elektrik Market

 


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