My recording credits include several UK top 20s, a US No. 1 and an official FIFA World Cup Theme, but also some tasty projects in more unusual genres. Below is a sample pictorial discography, a mixture of sessions, collaborations and writing, with links being added. I also record and collaborate remotely, using great quality instruments, amps and recording gear for my guitar work. I also play bass guitar and piano and have frequently acted as a one-stop shop for singer/songwriters developing their material; I work in Logic and Protools and of course have an extensive network of top quality colleagues on other instruments to draw on to supplement my own work.
I’ve recorded hundreds of tracks as a player and have run my own commercial studio at times, giving me the background and technical experience to provide creative and well-crafted and recorded instrumental tracks. There are samples of my work on this site including compositions featuring Foley and sound design which I also provide.
I also play more exotic stringed instruments (such as Moroccan small gunbri (lotar), dotara from Bangladesh and kamaln’goni from Mali/Burkina Faso.)
If you want to discuss music for a live or studio project, please get in touch via info(at)phildawsonmusic.co.uk.
+44 7809 882153
A SELECTION OF RECENT AND UPCOMING GIGS
w/ Dele Sosimi, Cape Town, South Africa, 23-25 March 2019
w/ Nina Miranda, Maurizio Ravalico - Burgh House, London NW3, 27th March
w/ Hilife Allstars, Zedel, London, 13th April
w/Cubafrobeat, Jazz Cafe, London, 29th April
w/Cubafrobeat, World Village Festival, Helsinki, 25th May
Phil Dawson trio w/Jon Clark and Guillaume Ottaviani, Harry Cook, Cheltenham, 30th May
Phil Dawson/Chris Cobbson duet, Cheltenham, 18th July
Felabration w/ Falz, Awilo, A.Star etc, Indigo at the O2, 30th August
w/Domenico Lancelotti, Nina Miranda, Carwyn Ellis, House of St Barnabas W1, 22nd November
w/Rowland Sutherland Ensemble (w/ Mae McKenna, Alec Dankworth, John Parricelli etc)
EFG London Jazz Fest, Purcell Room SW1, 24th November
Phil Dawson Quartet (Maurizio Ravalico, Filipe Moreno, Marius Rodrigues)
91 Living Room, 4th January 2020
w/Lokkhi Terra and Cubafrobeat, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, 12th January 2020
w/Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orch, Jazz Cafe, London 24 January 2020
w/Tony Allen, Church of Sound, 12/13 March 2020