About me

Profile of Phil Bailey

Photo of Phil Bailey at drum kitForty years professional experience has seen me working world wide in every sphere of live music in virtually every kind of venue: Theatres, stadiums, ships, top hotels, even the ‘big top’

Having begun playing drums at a very young age, I then on the recommendation of Premier Drum Company, went on to complete 4 years intense study with Max Abrams, the foremost London percussion tutor of the day.

Then began a period of working in numerous rock, jazz and cabaret bands touring internationally, before I elected to create what became a successful career in the light entertainment industry, working with many and varied professional performers in musicals, cabarets, pantomimes, concerts, functions etc (see abridged list below). Eventually the decision was made to commit 100% to helping youngsters (from 5 to 75) reach their full potential, many achieving professional status.

A snapshot of performers I have worked with:

Danny Williams; Jeremy Beadle; John Inman; Joe Pasquale; Vincent Price; Burt Weedon; Vince Hill; Larry Grayson; Kenny Baker (R2D2); Roy Castle; Craig Douglas; Clinton Ford; Frank Ifield; Danny La Rue; Paul Melba; Ken Goodwin; Kenny Cantor; Bernie Clifton; Jimmy Cricket; Bob Monkhouse; The Roly Polys; The Fantastics; Swinging Blue Jeans; Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas; Black Abbotts; Freddie & the Dreamers; Mersey Beats; The Bachelors; Beverley Sisters; Bucks Fizz; Searchers; Sophisticates; Chipperfields, Gerry Cottle and Austen Brothers Circuses; Royal Viking Line Cruises; musicals such as Joseph; Grease; Meridian and Sheraton hotels; various T.V. appearances etc..


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