Keys & Backing Vocals
Graduating with 1st class BA (Hons), and subsequent Master of Music from Newcastle University, Phil rapidly built his reputation as a talented pianist, composer, conductor and educator.
Claypath’s emergence in the music scene provided Phil with the motivation and outlet he needed to explore his creative musical development. Renowned for his distinctive piano arrangements, unassuming musicality and subtlety of taste, Phil is the perfect compliment to Claypath’s unique sound.
Phil has also performed with artists such as Bonnie Tyler, Guthrie Govan, Nick Beggs, Paul Elliott, Shaun Baxter, Lorraine Crosby, and Frith Street. He has even shared the stage with legends Reeves and Mortimer! Phil has also received high profile commissions from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and has had works performed by Northern Sinfonia.
Whilst fully committed to life as a professional musician, Phil also plays a pivotal role in the development of local musicians. He is a highly respected teacher, programme leader, curriculum manager and developer of music curricula. Of late, he was commissioned by the Academy of Music and Sound to write a progressive keyboard
strand for their acclaimed national music programme.
Phil has also recently set up Quay Music, an exciting new venture in bespoke music
solutions for both music performance and education. Check out Quay Music to find
Phil is very much looking forward to getting his teeth into writing the new Claypath
album. Much has happened since Three, so there shouldn’t be any shortage of fresh