Phil Casey – Drums
Phil has been playing the drumset for 15 years, including 4 years at Drumtech (now BIMM) where he was awarded the Rhythm Scholarship and Vice Chancellor’s Award, and also 6 years under the instruction of Bob Armstrong, widely regarded as one of the best instructors in the country. This has given him a strong technical and theoretical underpinning, a broad knowledge of styles and a deep understanding of technique.
Phil has dealt with a cross-section of students from different backgrounds and with differing abilities (including students with visual impairment). These experiences have helped him develop a flexible and student-oriented teaching style which draws on his own experiences as a student and also as a performer.
Phil is currently the drummer on the touring rock n roll tribute show, Be Bop A Lula, which had enjoyed a brief run at The Ambassadors Theatre in the West End, to much critical acclaim. Phil also plays with a number of rockabilly and rock n roll artists and has played some of the biggest festivals in Europe dedicated to these styles; namely Bethune Retro and Americana in Tours (both in France). Phil has also played at the prestigious SxSW in Texas and Glastonbury Festival.