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Date of Birth: May 15, 1953 (65)

Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND
Simon Phillips Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'Protocol' With 6-CD Box SetSimon Phillips Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'Protocol' With 6-CD Box Set
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Drum legend Simon Phillips will be releasing a 6-CD box set on April 12th on Phantom Recordings. This truly deluxe set celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Protocol, the powerhouse jazz-rock vehicle for the music of legendary drummer Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, Toto, The Who, Mike Oldfield, Hiromi). Included are all of the previous Protocol releases (I, II, III & IV), re-mastered for an even better sonic experience. Plus two full CDs of previously unreleased demos, with the embryonic tunes that would later become finished material for the Protocol II, III & IValbums. Protocol 4, included, was nominated for a Grammy in 2018 for Best Contemporary Instrumental Recording. (more...)

Mike Oldfield's 'The Killing Fields' Soundtrack & DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set Available for Pre-OrderMike Oldfield's 'The Killing Fields' Soundtrack & DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set Available for Pre-Order
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Mike Oldfield's “The Killing Fields” Soundtrack & DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set is now available for pre-order. “The Killing Fields” is a 1984 British biographical drama film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which is based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. It was directed by Roland Joffé and produced by David Puttnam for his company Goldcrest Films. Sam Waterston stars as Schanberg, Haing S. Ngor as Pran, Julian Sands as Jon Swain, and John Malkovich as Al Rockoff. The adaptation for the screen was written by Bruce Robinson; the musical score was written by Mike Oldfield and orchestrated by David Bedford. (more...)

John Greaves To Release New Album 'Life Size'John Greaves To Release New Album 'Life Size'
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

British bass guitarist and composer John Greaves, best known as a member of Henry Cow and his collaborative albums with Peter Blegvad is releasing a new album titled “Life Size” on Manticore Records on November 30, 2018. John was also a member of National Health and Soft Heap, and has recorded several solo albums, including “Accident” (1982), “Parrot Fashions” (1984), “The Caretaker” (2001) and “Greaves Verlaine” (2008). (more...)

Maria Matveeva And Grammy-Award-Winning Electronic Music Pioneer Deep Forest Share 'Two'Maria Matveeva And Grammy-Award-Winning Electronic Music Pioneer Deep Forest Share 'Two'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Soprano opera singer Maria Matveeva together with well-known French Grammy-award-winning composer and producer Eric Mouquet aka Deep Forest present a three-track EP titled 'Siberian Trilogy Project' inspired by the harmony and magic of Siberia, birthplace of the singer. In addition to her career as a lyric soprano in the Opera, Matveeva has experimented various musical genres. She is always on top of her game - and in the past she has collaborated with notable musicians such as David Bowie's pianist, Mike Garson, notable for working with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alessandro Alessandroni Jr and Alex Elena, just to name a few. Matveeva's latest delivery, 'Siberian Trilogy Project' is an experiment with an innovative musical idea, which fused different styles: lyric voice, electronic sounds and the ethnic elements. (more...)

BWW Review: SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: ABRACADABRA at Palace Nova CinemasBWW Review: SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: ABRACADABRA at Palace Nova Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Apr 20, 2018

This is a fine piece of cinema from writer/director, Pablo Berger. (more...)

Photo Flash: CONCRETE DREAMS Exhibition Brings To Life Iconic Arts VenuesPhoto Flash: CONCRETE DREAMS Exhibition Brings To Life Iconic Arts Venues
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

A new Southbank Centre exhibition, Concrete Dreams, is announced today, bringing to life the creative spirit of iconic arts venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room and celebrating their public reopening after two years of extensive restoration and redesign. (more...)

CONCRETE DREAMS Exhibition Brings To Life Iconic Arts VenuesCONCRETE DREAMS Exhibition Brings To Life Iconic Arts Venues
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

A new Southbank Centre exhibition, Concrete Dreams, is announced today, bringing to life the creative spirit of iconic arts venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room and celebrating their public reopening after two years of extensive restoration and redesign. (more...)

MusicWorks to present Three Classic Folk-Rock Concerts at Old School SquareMusicWorks to present Three Classic Folk-Rock Concerts at Old School Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

MusicWorks is continuing its classic folk-rock series next month with three must-see/must-hear concerts at Old School Square's Crest Theatre, located at 51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach. (more...)

David Bowie & More Among 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees; Full List!David Bowie & More Among 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy has announced the newest inductions to its distinctive GRAMMY Hall Of Fame (more...)

Rescheduled Date For Simon Phillips/Protocol IV at Jazz Cafe 2/1Rescheduled Date For Simon Phillips/Protocol IV at Jazz Cafe 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Rescheduled Date For Simon Phillips/Protocol IV at Jazz Cafe 2/1 (more...)

MusicWorks to Present 11 Classic Folk & Rock Concerts in 2018MusicWorks to Present 11 Classic Folk & Rock Concerts in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

MusicWorks today announced that it would be presenting 11 classic folk and rock concerts in Palm Beach County during the first four months of 2018. (more...)

MusicWorks to Present 11 Classic Folk & Rock Concerts in 2018MusicWorks to Present 11 Classic Folk & Rock Concerts in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

MusicWorks today announced that it would be presenting 11 classic folk and rock concerts in Palm Beach County during the first four months of 2018. (more...)

Drum Legend Simon Phillips to Release 'Protocol 4' TodayDrum Legend Simon Phillips to Release 'Protocol 4' Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Drum legend & producer extraordinaire Simon Phillips will be releasing Protocol 4 on October 27th on Phantom Recordings, distributed by AMPED. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. (more...)

Drum Legend Simon Phillips to Release 'Protocol 4' 10/27Drum Legend Simon Phillips to Release 'Protocol 4' 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Drum legend & producer extraordinaire Simon Phillips will be releasing Protocol 4 on October 27th on Phantom Recordings, distributed by AMPED. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. (more...)

Stick Men Ft. King Crimson Members To Tour US & Canada In Support of 'Prog Noir'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

In support of their their critically acclaimed studio album “Prog Noir” and forthcoming digital only live album “Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins,” Stick Men, featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson and Markus Reuter, will tour North America starting in August. (more...)

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room 2017 Announce UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Blues vocalist Sari Schorr is back in the studio this week to record the follow-up album to her critically acclaimed debut album 'A Force of Nature". Before embarking on her UK tour on Wednesday 15th March, Sari is currently recording her new studio album in Bath. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

21C Music Festival - five days of newly-minted music during which audiences have an opportunity to experience fresh new sounds and ideas from the greatest musical minds of today - returns for a fourth year to The Royal Conservatory of Music from May 24 to May 28, 2017. (more...)

Electronic Artist Schiller Releases Highly Anticipated Album 'Future' via OK!Good Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

After 4 years, the wait is finally over for Schiller fans with the release of his brand new album, 'Future,' made available today, Friday, December 16, 2016 via OK!Good Records. (more...)

Sari Schorr and The Engine Room Announce 2017 UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Following the September 2016 of Sari Schorr & The Engine Room's critically acclaimed debut album 'A Force of Nature” featuring guest performances from Walter Trout and Oli Brown, Sari is pleased to announce her upcoming 2017 UK Tour dates. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Electronic Artist Schiller Releases Highly Anticipated Album via OK!Good Records
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

After 4 years, the wait is finally over for Schiller fans with the release of his brand new album, 'Future,' made available today, Friday, December 16, 2016 via OK!Good Records. (more...)

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