Phil Burns


Hammond/Rhodes/Mellotron/Synths type Keyboard Player (also Bassist/Guitarist/Vocalist) looking primary for PAID WORK only, but will consider anything. Into classic 70's prog rock (Genesis, Yes, Floyd, King Crimson, Gong, Steve Hillage, ELP, Van Der Graaf Generator etc) and am ideally looking for a working covers or tribute band in this genre! A little Hammond based blues/rock band for playing local pubs during my other bands' down time would be nice.
I would consider any working covers/tribute/function band on any instrument... got to eat!!
I could not join an original band at this time, unless it was absolutely the right band, and there was some ££ involved!!!!

Played Roger Waters in a top Pink Floyd tribute for nearly 20 years. We retired in 2009.
Have also played Jon Lord in Deep Purple tribute, JPJ in Led Zeppelin tribute and Ray Manzarek in a Doors tribute!
Have lots of regular dep positions with various tribute, covers and function bands.

I am currently...
Keyboard Player with Classic Prog Tribute PROGFATHERS

Keyboard Player with original Prog Band TRAFFIC EXPERIMENT

Keys/Guitars/BV's in function band THE AUTHENTICATORS

I am also an extremely experienced backline/stage technician and sound engineer (live & studio) having worked for some of the biggest names on the planet.

Screen name:
Phil Burns
Member since:
Aug 13 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Classic Prog Rock - Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, ELP, Van Der Graaf Generator, Frank Zappa, Gentle Giant etc
Psychedelic/Acid Rock - Hawkwind, Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Steve Hillage etc
New Prog - Porcupine Tree, Beardfish, Steven Wilson
Classic Rock - Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, Zombies, Queen, The Who, Led Zep etc
Acid Jazz/Funk - Corduroy, Jimmy Smith, Sly & The Family Stone, JB's, Parliament etc

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Tenor:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


Hammond XK3C Pro System & Neo Ventilator
Yamaha P Series Piano (soon to be upgraded to Korg SV1)
Nord Electro 3-61
Moog Sub 37 Tribute
Mellotron M4000D Mini in M400 cabinet
Various pedals

Fender 'David Gilmour 001' Stratocaster
Line 6 Variax 500
Epiphone John Lennon J160E Acoustic
Fender '79 Precision Bass
Hofner Violin Bass

I do play the drums, and I do have a Flat kit in my studio, but I wouldn't use it in a live situation (although it does record brilliantly), so please don't contact me about live drumming!!

I have my own studio, running Logic X, with an analogue Soundcraft desk at the front end, and analogue mixing too!!