Instruments: Guitar (including Bass) and Piano
Philippe grew up in Bingley, West Yorkshire, playing piano and cello from a young age. At 11 he moved to the bass guitar, which has remained his main instrument ever since. Throughout school Philippe was a member of many extra-curricular music groups, and several bands with friends, playing shows in Leeds and Bradford. In 2006 he went to study Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster in London, meeting many inspiring tutors and peers across styles and disciplines.
In the last decade Philippe has played shows at many of the country's major music festivals (Glastonbury, Leeds/Reading, Lattitude) and prestigous venues (Shepherd's Bush Empire, Brixton Academy), as well as live sessions for the BBC, Channel 4 and Virgin Media. His favourite work is studio recording sessions, and he has worked for Island/Universal, Atlantic/Warner and Virgin/EMI in legendary studios such as Abbey Road, SARM and Konk. Artists include Elli Ingram, Kwabs, Birdy and Ray BLK. He currently performs with Oh Papa, Universal Tree and Franz Von.
Philippe teaches piano and guitar in schools throughout Sheffield and Derbyshire, as well as teaching bass guitar privately.