PHOENIX rose to life in 1977 and now three of its original members have joined forces again to present the PHOENIX BAND Our aim is to perform songs that we grew up on in a modern and professional show.
Marlon (bass guitar) is one of the original PHOENIX line up. Marlon has also performed with Keith Urban, Nik Phillips, Karma, Maxwell, FX, Skintite, Rusty & The Ayres Rockettes, Young Lions, Chris Lloyds & The Rogues plus Three Magic Words. Marlon recorded and co- wrote 5 songs on Keith Urban’s first album with EMI & is currently signed to Universal Publishing. He toured the USA with Keith Urban in 1991 and played in his first live performances in Nashville TN. Marlon, drummer Peter Clarke and Keith co-wrote an instrumental titled “Clutterbilly” which won a Tamworth Golden Guitar Award in 1992 and again in 1998. Recently he has recorded and performed with Nik Phillips including his China tour in 2007.
Pee Wee (vocals) is an original PHOENIX member who hails from Dundee in Scotland. Pee Wee has performed & worked with many acts since the late seventies including Cougar, Gonefishin 1 & 2, the acoustic outfit Full Circle, Air Supply, Skyhooks and Mondo Rock.
Griffo (drums & percussion) is also an original member of PHOENIX. He studied with renowned drum teacher Harry Lebler and has worked around the world for over 25 years. He has been the drummer/ musical director on many P&O, Princess and NCL cruise ships, has worked at 5 star resorts in Thailand, Tahiti, Vanuatu & New Caledonia and has played on many recording sessions. Early in his career he performed with Karma, The Shots, The Castaways, and Brian Adams Show.
More recently Griffo has performed in China and recorded with singer/songwriter Nik Phillips.
George (guitar) our new import, came to us from Cape Town, South Africa. George started playing guitar at age 14 and at 19 played his first ever live show on the same bill as Eric Clapton. In SA he performed with various bands including Iron Mask, Alchemy and Max Mindcrime. His band, Earthly Work, took out first place in the Johannesburg Battle of the Bands event with an original instrumental composition called “1771”. His passions for sound engineering, computers and gadgets led him into studio production and news radio before he emigrated to Australia.