Phil is the founding member of Heartbeat City and has a solid background in the music industry. He has been part of two different high profile National Level Tribute acts and also has a few Major Label recordings to his credit. Born and raised in New York, he had an active career performing and recording with some of New York State's top bands. He signed his first Major Label recording contract at age 17. He has been signed to five different major labels, and has worked with big name record producers. He has also taken private study with some of the leading drum teachers in the industry.
In the 80's he was part of the band Mastedon and recorded two successful albums with them: It's a Jungle Out There, and Lofcaudio. The band included former members of the bands Kansas, Pablo Cruse, Foreigner, and other major acts. He has three Gold and one Platinum albums to his credit.
He also recorded on the soundtrack album to the 80's movie classic St. Elmo's Fire. He has done many one off recordings with well known musicians and appears on a number of albums and compilation albums just too numerous to list.
He has appeared on TV, live Radio, and Movie Soundtracks. He has appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine and in National/Worldwide advertising campaigns. He has toured extensively in the US and Canada, and also in Europe and the UK.
His work with Tribute acts includes: Hotel California a Salute to the Eagles, and Get Back with the cast of Beatlemania, which included members from the Broadway cast and the Movie.