At 19 as a guitarist, Phil joined new wave band Essential Logic (fronted by X-Ray Spex saxophonist Lora Logic) releasing their LP on Rough Trade & gigging with Iggy Pop, Joy Division, Human League, Echo & The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, The Raincoats, The Slits, The Pop Group & Young Marble Giants. During this time he also worked at Sony Distribution selling in releases by Michael Jackson, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & The Police. During the 80s Phil worked as an engineer-producer with Sade, Terence Trent D’Arby, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Rolling Stones, Boy George, Heaven 17, Desree & The Waterboys + producers Robin Millar, Bob Rock, Allen Toussaint, Martyn Ware, Mike Hedges, Bruce Dickinson & Dave Gilmour. After a period in the 90s D&B scene, Phil released tracks ft. UK rapper Rodney P & Swedish star Neneh Cherry as Futureproof Records. Then as physical releases declined & the emerging digital industry was in its infancy, Futureproof morphed into a UK promo operation for Radio, TV, Press, Digital & Online PR. Now well respected within the industry, Futureproof has built an enviable database of gatekeepers who they work closely with on a regular basis. Covering a wide range of genres, clients include Afrikan Boy, Damien Dempsey / Kae tempest, Fortitude Music, Glen Matlock, Malin Andersson, Mark Stewart, My Vitriol & Right Said Fred. With regular exposure secured on BBC 6Music, Radio X & Amazing Radio + coverage in Clash, DIY, Louder Than War, MOJO, Record Collector + Uncut & playlisting on the various digital platforms, the team is passionate about artist development & brand awareness. Meanwhile, Futureproof Publishing pitches catalogue for sync opportunities, landing placements with Sony, MTV, Channel 4 & BBC, ensuring all performance income is picked up worldwide via their agreement with BMG. The record label was relaunched in 2020 releasing LPs by Fat White Family’s Dan Lyons & lo-fi artist Rainn Byrns – the story continues…


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