Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

Protocol 4 featuring Greg Howe, Ernest Tibbs & Otmaro Ruiz
  • Doors open: 19:30
  • Start: 20:30
  • Presale: 30,75 (incl. service charge)
  • At the door: 32,-
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Simon Phillips is one of the best-known and most respected drummers in the world, well-versed in every musical genre imaginable. He is also an old friend of The Boerderij: earlier he made an appearance together with jazz pianist Hiromi, and with Philippe Saisse and Pino Palladino (PSP). Tonight he will be backed by Greg Howe (guitar), Otmaro Ruiz (keys) and Ernest Tibbs (bass).

Describing Simon’s career in a few sentences is no mean task and inevitably involves some serious namedropping. Here we go: apart from being one of the most sought-after studio drummers in England (by the likes of Dana Gillespie, Albert Hammond, Phil Manzanera, Duncan Browne), he also displayed his inimitable and innovative drumming playing with Jeff Beck. And when The Who started touring again in 1989, he replaced Keith Moon. Mike Oldfield, Russ Ballard, David Gilmour, Big Country, Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, and …… they all worked with Simon. And of course there is Toto, where Simon filled in for Jeff Porcaro in 1992 after Porcaro sadly passed away in 1986, and hasn’t missed a tour since. Could go on, but space limitations don’t allow…. suffice it to say that his clinics and shows are an absolute must for every drummer! And most jazz lovers will instantly recognise the name Ernest Tibbs, for instance as the bassist in jazz guitarist Allan Holdsworth’s band, who sadly recently passed away.

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