Phil Robertson plays the drums on the song “Grounded II”.
Phil has been playing in studios for 24 years, the last 10 or so as a first call session player and online studio drummer. He has performed on many albums for Warner, Polygram, Electra, EMI, Atlantic, Sparrow, Reunion and Word records as well as 1 of 3 drummers on the 2010 Winter Olympics music and countless jingles and soundtracks.
He performed on 3 multimillion selling NBA games for Electronic Arts and the now world famous Humble Brothers remix team with their intense soundtracks as well as Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2, Motor City USA and The Simpson’s Road Rage. He also played on the NBA promotional video starring Montell Jordan that went around the world in 2003, as well as tracking for Holly McNarland, Shari Ulrich, top Hong Kong star Eason Chan, Serena Ryder, Juno Award winning tracks for Brian Doerksen and 2 albums for young guitar virtuoso and sensation Hedra Ramos of Guatemala.
Phil has worked with producer/engineers such as Michael Bienhorn (Chili Peppers), Chad Kreoger of Nickelback, county music hit writer Brett James, Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue), Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith), Dave Pierce (composer and producer for the 2010 Olympics, Broadway and the Calgary Stampede), Michel Fadel (Nader Guirat), Rhys Fulber (Delirium, Fear Factory), Hedras Ramos Sr. (Hedras Ramos, Jr.), Gred Reely (Sarah McLachlan, Delirium), Rolf Hennemann (Heart, Al Stewart), Bill Henderson (Chilliwack), Dave Slagter (Klaatu, Rush), Pat Glover (BTO, Paul Rogers) along with many others.
In a live setting he’s backed American music legend Ray Charles on live television, along with Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Sara McLachlan, K.D. Lang, Nikki Yanofsky and Garou before a live television audience of 3 billion people as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. 2011 also saw Phil recording tracks for the closing ceremonies of the Arab Games. In other live work, Phil has played with the David Foster Band, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Burton Cummings, The Canadian Tenors, Michael Buble, Paul Janz and Hong Kong’s Anthony Lun.
He was a founding member of the Juno award winning recording act Idle Eyes who toured with Bryan Adams, Toto, Tears For Fears, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider and Human League. Phil was also the drummer and anchor for the 40 piece “Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show” showband from 2004 to 2008 which played to 22,000 people per night as well as Gemni Awards.
As a writer, Phil has songs published in New York, Hong Kong and Nashville. He has written, recorded and produced music for film and television, and a variety of up-and-coming Canadian artists. He also recorded, produced and co-wrote the widely acclaimed guitar instrumental album REZ featuring Scotty Hall, which received great press and rave reviews in 2007.