people know me as a recording engineer and as the founder of Last Stop Records. I'm also a singer, composer
and multi-instrumentalist. When I'm not working in my recording studio. I'm often at the
rehearsal space writing music with Black-Tape or
performing around town with Tall Shadows. I've
played the classic rock songbook for many years and I'm a huge fan of bands with hard rock
roots like Alice In Chains, Clutch, Tool, Melvins, System of a Down, Faith No More....
You'll also find everything from the Beastie Boys to Jellyfish in my recent plays folder.
I grew up buying records, then cassettes and tons of CD's, which I still have.
In the digital age, I've released three albums
of my singer/songwriter material with Last Stop
Sad Songs and
Dedications, The Ghost of
Electricity) I love ROCK 'N ROLL..... I have always been fascinated by the lyrics
of Bob Dylan. I think Neil Young is one of the finest songwriters and performing artists
of our time. Evan Dando, Jason Falkner, Killian MacGeraghty... I'm a huge fan. I'm always
working on new stuff and so I have dozens of unreleased songs that are in some stage of
the recording process. If you have been kind enough to purchase any of my albums on iTunes or cdbaby. Thank You!
new instrumental album Soundtracks
is available now! Many hours were labored to put together this special album of emotional
melodies and modern composition. A big departure from the American songwriting of the last
three efforts. A milestone in my musical evolution.
Music composition is a very important part of my
daily life. I'm not always inspired to write lyrics, but I hear music all the time. I'm so
lucky to live in a time where the tools for composing and recording music are so
accessible and affordable. There's pretty much no excuse for being lazy. I write almost
every day and so I have a lot of self-published instrumental works available for license.
Over the last few years, I have been listening
to modern and contemporary period composers (Claude Debussey, Pierre Boulez, Arnold
Schoenberg). I'm a huge fan of music that is avant garde and experimental (Ornette
Coleman, John Zorn, Harry Partch). Born in the 70's, I was influenced by the
commercial soundtrack/film score genres (Bernard Hermann, Henry Mancini, John
Williams, Danny Elfman).
In 2009, "Near Wandering" was licenced
for the film Dumping
Lisa. It also appears on the Soundtracks album 2011.
in bands for over 20 years, I consider myself a theatrical and athletic performing artist.
I've always been a seeker of attention and a creative misfit. My passion for playing live
music has taken me all over the United States and put me on stage in the company of many
brilliant musicians and artists too numerous to mention here.
I have released music under the name Phil Void. (Delusions of the pampered,
Scoliosis, Book of Noise)
I was a founding member of Boston based rock
band Ten To Six. Our album CLOCKWORK is available
at the usual digital outlets.
I discovered circuit bending a few years back
and have built and/or modified a bunch of electronic toys with my own artistic slant. My
youtube video channel has well over One Million views! Check out the old blog.
More to come this year at the Circuit
Well... enough about me. Let's start recording
your next project. Call me 415.999.4764