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 a wide 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. You can find a variety of my studio work on this site including compositions featuring Foley work which I also provide.

I also play more exotic stringed instruments (such as Moroccan small gunbri (lotar), dotara from Bangladesh and kamaln’goni from Burkina Faso.)

If you want to discuss music for a live or studio project, please drop me a line at info(at)phildawsonmusic.co.uk.



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Hilife Allstars feat. Modou Toure, Kodjovi Kush - Zedel, London W1 5th January

w/ Cubafrobeat, Ronnie Scott's, London 6th January

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Manchester, 25th January

Afrobeat Vibration, Jazz Cafe, London 22nd February

w/ Ed Keazor and Ayo Odia, Pitanga, London 8th March

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