Phil spent almost 20 years performing in Melbourne on TV, at various live venues and touring with overseas artists including Herman’s Hermits, Freddie & The Dreamers, Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller and Jose Feliciano.
In 1999 Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club chose the song “We are the Storm” written by Phil and friend Jon Mol, as their theme song from over 650 songs submitted. Almost 20 years later, the song is still proudly played after each victory and is well and truly etched as part of the clubs history.
In 2012, Phil had the opportunity to co host a morning radio show on community station, RPP FM called Friday on my mind. During the year on air, Phil and co host John Wells, interviewed many of the biggest names from Australian showbiz. The pair made history, when for the first time ever in Australia; they broadcast a full, live recreation of the historic, 1938 Orson Wells’s production of War of the Worlds in front of a live audience to celebrate Halloween.
In 2014, Phil decided to get back on stage and created his show, Sinatra & Friends which celebrates the music and stories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Phil performs the show across Melbourne and is fast becoming an in demand performer for the huge Morning Melodies circuit.
Today, Phil has 4 shows, Sinatra & Friends, It’s All About Frank, Broadway to Hollywood and Ready, Steady, Go – The Swingin 60’s Show.
As well as his musical performances, Phil also runs his own creative writing and MC business called simply, ‘Words by Phil’ which includes Pet Celebrant services for Pet Naming Days, Pet Weddings and Pet Funerals. Phil also runs Flashy Bits & Furbaby Bits with wife Maryann.
In 2014 and 2015, Phil was a finalist in the Australian Bridal Industry Academy awards as Victorian wedding MC of the year.
Phil has lived in Bayside Chelsea for more than 40 years and has been a volunteer member of the Chelsea SES unit for more than 15 years. In 2010, Phil was named Victorian Central Region, SES Volunteer of the Year.