September 29th, 2016

During the preparation for the moogmemory live show with Michael England, earlier this year, a number of new pieces came out of our collaboration together. moogmemory plus brings these new tracks together, along with reworked versions of Daniziel and Sam; reflecting how these pieces have changed through live performance. In addition, there is a homage READ MORE


September 3rd, 2016

‘SPATCHCOCK‘ nights were legendary: hosted by a community of extraordinarily creative people living in amongst the warehouses in Overbuy Road, London. Raucous, intense, powerful, FUN. As the evenings progressed, one could be guaranteed of becoming quite mashed-up, and continuing well into the following morning… SPATCHCOCK had asked if I would play an old upright piano – one they READ MORE


September 3rd, 2016

Back in 2015, NIGHTPORTS (AKA Adam Martin and Mark Slater), asked if I would be interested in working with them on a new recording project. So, I said YES – and we begun. The first recording session took place on a rainy day at home in Airedale, and the second, in my most favourite place in Leeds READ MORE


September 2nd, 2016

Back in June, I played a selection of pieces from moogmemory for Daylight Music at Union Chapel, London. Later on, in the evening, I also played a solo piano concert as part of the Transmission Concert Series, at St. Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill. It’s about forty minutes in length, and is not a bad representation of READ MORE

Fresh Yorkshire Aires – Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, June 30

June 27th, 2016

Don’t forget, the second instalment of Fresh Yorkshire Aires exhibition and performances comes to Bank Street Arts, Sheffield this week, on Thursday June 30, 18:30. Pop in, browse the exhibition, and watch myself and Philip Thomas interpret the scores (which are also available for purchase). Tickets and information are available HERE.

moogmemory w/HAUSHKA, Friday 24, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

June 21st, 2016

  I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll playing a selections from moogmemory at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, June 24. This will be the FIRST TIME I’ll have played any of this material in what has now been my home town for TWENTY YEARS this year… After a chance meeting with the lovely Haushka at a READ MORE

moogmemory, BBC3 Late Junction, The Great Escape Festival

June 14th, 2016

There’s still time to catch an exclusive moogmemory set on the BBC iPlayer. Recorded for BBC3’s Late Junction, in front of a lovely, welcoming crowd at The Great Escape Festival just a few weeks ago. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear me struggling with a brand new new piece: Dave.

Recent Interviews

May 25th, 2016

This interview with The Quietus focuses on the process of making moogmemory, and also features a Synthesiser Mixtape, made especially for the article. Jazz Dis-Junction features an interview with myself, and with fellow pianist Marc Schmolling. Both Synthesiser Mixtape and Phil’s Jazz Dis-Junction can also be found on Soundcloud.

Emerson’s Lake and Sussudio

May 20th, 2016

Emerson’s Lake was an impulsive recording, made on hearing the sad news about Keith Emerson’s untimely death in March this year. As a fellow man of synthesis, he was arguably one of the great pioneers of live synthesiser performance; paving the way for others to follow… Sussudio has always been one of my most favourite READ MORE


April 21st, 2016

moogmemory is a forthcoming album for The Leaf Label, recorded entirely on a Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog (LAMM) – a standard Moog Memorymoog that has been specially modified by engineer Rudi Linhard . moogmemory is also taking the form of a live, audio-visual show, touring from March-April 2016, where I will be collaborating with filmmaker and READ MORE