PHIL JOHNSON (NaturalPhil)

Phil Johnson (NaturalPHIL) was only 11 years old when he played his first professional gig. Since then his versatile and driving drumming style has garnered endorsements and seen Phil share stages with renowned performers around the world.

Phil has toured with platinum recording artist Don Omar and served as the Music Director and drummer for the B.B. King All-Star Band. His endorsements currently include Pro-Mark sticks and Amedia cymbals. And in 2012, Modern Drummer published a featured article about Phil and his remarkable video collaboration with Michael McPherson (DJ M-Squared) on Sam Spence's "The Equalizer.".

More than just a performer, NaturalPHIL created and managed his own drum school and has produced music for
Disney among others. He has also judged The National Drum Competition, hosted by Guitar Center.

NaturalPhil rings in the 2015 New Year running full throttle: he debuts his new cover band NP Article, already the primary act at Bar Louie. He is also busy preparing for the Winter NAAM conference, where he'll represent Amedia cymbals. Phil's latest EP is being considered for television episodes. 

Accomplishing all he has is not a completely solo project. Phil takes his inspiration from his mother, who had also been an accomplished drummer and the first female drum major at Elizabeth State University. He is also quick to credit his early drum teachers, who laid Phil's percussion foundation from 7th to 12th grade. Phil also thanks and appreciates his high school band director, who graciously allowed Phil to switch from brass to percussion. Professionally, Phil's influences include Bernard Purdie, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, and Brian Blade.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • B.B. King All Star Band
    Music Director/Drummer | Live Performance
  • Sisaundra Lewis (The Voice)
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Don Omar European Tour (Universal Records)
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Kevin Cossom (Grammy Award Winner)
    Drummer | Studio Recording/Live Performance
  • Eddie Shaw of Howling Wolf (2014 Blues Hall of Fame)
    Drummer | Studio Recording/Live Performance
  • Marcus Anderson (Prince)
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Veit Renn (NSync, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson and Aaron Carter)
    Drummer | Studio Recording
  • Thomas McClary (The Commodores)
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Derrick Harvin (Hillary Duff)
    Drummer | Recording
  • B.B. King Holland America Cruise
    Music Director/Drummer
  • Wonderland Creative Group (Disney Graduation  Advertisement)
    Music Production
  • Wonderland Creative Group (CHEP Intl. Promo Video)
    Music Production

 

 

  • Ronzel Pretlow (Phenomenal Album-MGA Records)
    Drummer | Recording
  • Daryl Colley (Diego Music Group)
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • New Life Christian Church (Johannesburg South Africa Mission)
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Norfolk State University Chorus
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Jakiem Joyner
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Steve Cole
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Brian Simpson
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Jeff Golub
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Nick Colione
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Matt Marshak
    Drummer | Live Performance
  • Elam Trotman
    Drummer | Live Performance

NATURALPHIL TECHNICAL RIDER

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