backing vocals/ guitar
LEARN ALL ABOUT PHILLIPA
Phillipa was born into a musical family and spent her childhood at various festivals and gigs at which her father was playing. With many guitars lying around the house, she started learning to play at around seven years old and quickly fell in love with it. Not long after, she followed her mother into the theatre and began performing in local productions, including Musical Theatre and Pantomime. At age 16, Phillipa went to a specialist theatre college to study performing arts and developed her singing technique. This was around the time she started singing in bands, and this quickly became her main focus.
At 19, Phillipa went to study Commercial Music and after 3 years came away with an honours degree, specialising in vocal performance. Phillipa was fortunate enough to be accepted at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London to study for her postgrad; here, as well as being trained by some of the worldʼs best vocal coaches, she had the opportunity to perform with Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, one of the highlights of her musical career, and gave solo and ensemble performances at many other top London theatres.
After completing her studies, she continued to work as both lead and backing vocalist in many bands around the UK, as well as internationally. Jobs in Dubai, South Korea, Israel, America and Europe fuelled her love of travel and gave her invaluable experience in touring. In 2012, Phillipa started working on cruise ships and still performs as the featured soloist on-board when not working back in the UK. No stranger to tribute acts, she has worked as a backing vocalist for tributes to Adele, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears and One Direction, both in the UK and internationally.
Favourite Springsteen song: ‘Born To Run’
A couple of random facts about Phillipa: she has jumped out of two planes and her debut album and single both went to Number 1 in the UK Country Charts!