Philip joined Just Brass in January 2013, having taken early retirement to enjoy life in the sun with his wife and five cats. He has worked predominantly as a software engineer for most of his life, designing bespoke renal and general healthcare systems, and is now responsible for the Just Brass website.
Philip learnt to play the tenor horn at high school, but on leaving college work commitments and travel worldwide led to a 20 year break in playing. On return to the UK he took up the instrument again and has been playing regularly since. He played with Broseley Development Band in Milton Keynes as Solo Horn, where he first experienced brass band contesting. He later joined Stantonbury Brass as First Horn, taking part regularly in brass band contests and helping the band to reach Second Section.
For the last four years Philip played with Secklow Brass, a well-known and much-loved concert brass band based in Milton Keynes. Then in January 2013 he moved permanently to Spain, and has played regularly with Just Brass from that moment on.