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
Phil Dawson Quartet w/Marius Rodrigues, Matheus Nova, Maurizio Ravalico, 91 Living Room, London E1, 16th March
w/ Dele Sosimi, Cape Town, South Africa, 23-25 March
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
w/Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Leeds, 26th May
Phil Dawson trio w/Jon Clark and Guillaume Ottaviani, Harry Cook, Cheltenham, 30th May
w/Francis Fuster, London 8th June
w/Yung Afrikan Pioneers, London 13th June
w/Namvula, Rhythm Tree Isle of Wight, 14th July
Phil Dawson/Chris Cobbson duet, Cheltenham, 18th July
w/Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Wilderness festival, 4th August
Felabration w/ Falz, Awilo, A.Star etc, Indigo at the O2, 30th August