Christian Phillips

Christian was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales and has been a professional musician for the past 20 years.

He has worked in a diversity of genres, as a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and vocal arranger, playing and/or arranging for Duffy, opera star Bryn Terfel, West End star Steve Balsamo, Shan Cothi, Rhydian Roberts, The Allesi Brothers, The Zombies, Colin Blunstone, Las Vegas act The Tenors of Rock, The London Community Gospel Choir, members of Queen and The Tom Jones band.

Christian has also composed film scores and countless TV signature tunes, been the Musical Director and creative force behind numerous radio and TV music/entertainment programmes and theatre productions and provided music and arrangements for Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor.

In 2009, Christian was awarded a royal television society award and a BAFTA.

A film, for which he wrote the score and co-wrote the script, was also nominated for a Kidscreen award in New York.

More recently, Christian has been the main composer, vocalist and instrumentalist with The Sonic Executive Sessions who have received praise from Carole King, Donald Fagen, Stephen Bishop and members of Brian Wilson’s band.

In 2013, he created a series of children’s books (about a nature reserve for mythological animals) and created two popular children’s television shows for S4C. He has also been nominated for a Rose d’Ore in Cannes for his music for television.

In 2014, he wrote and played on Colin Blunstone’s new album, wrote two musicals and over the years has worked closely with Kim Gavin (Take That, Westlife, Olympic Games ceremonies) on corporate projects.

In 2015-16 Christian has mostly been devoting his time to a brand new stage show of Christmas music, arranging for vocal harmony band The FlyBoys and big band throwbacks, the KatPack. He is musical director for a brand new touring show in Asia, working alongside the team that stages Katy Perry’s world tours and the Super Bowl half time shows, which will have its Las Vegas premiere at Caesars Palace in late 2016.