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Simon Phillips' Protocol II with Andy Timmons, Ernest Tibbs and Steve Weingart
April 01, 2014
Tuesday, April 1
Premier seating + Meet and Greet $49
PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi's will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet will be one hour before the performance (7PM) and will take place in the club.
Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.
Phillips found an early prominence as the drummer on the 1976 LP 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He went on to play with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Pete Townshend, Big Country, Toto, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Phil Manzanera, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Nik Kershaw and Gordon Giltrap. He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour, and appeared on solo recordings by band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. He has also worked with Tears For Fears, with heavy metal act Judas Priest on Sin After Sin (1977) and Michael Schenker's debut album The Michael Schenker Group. Among other co-producer credits, he also co-produced and mixed two albums by Mike Oldfield.
In 1992, Phillips was asked to fill in for Jeff. Steve Lukather stated that he would only go on tour so shortly after Porcaro died if Toto could get Phillips to play the tour, so he was the first and only drummer that the band contacted to replace Porcaro. After the 1992/93 tour Phillips was asked to join Toto as a permanent member.
In 2009, Phillips joined with keyboardist Philippe Saisse and bassist Pino Palladino in forming an instrumental jazz/funk rock trio: Phillips Saisse Palladino or PSP. As well as touring with his own Protocol II, Simon also currently tours with Hiromi and Toto.
As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, Andy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes. As a session player, he's been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave '60's singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)
graduated from the Bass Institute of Technology in 1989 receiving the Bass Student of the Year Award. Since then, he's gone on to develop an impressive list of credits, including work with Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, and Melba Moore. Ernest has also toured and/or performed with Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers, Jeff Richman, David Benoit, David Garfield, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Eric Marienthal, Brian Auger, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, John Pisano, Brian Bromberg, Mike Stern as well as symphony orchestras in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
is a jazz-funk keyboard player who has recorded and performed internationally with, among others, Chaka Khan, Steve Lukather. Dave Weckl, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Rankin, Ernie Watts, Alain Caron, Jimmy Haslip, Terry Lynn Carrington, John Patitucci and Bunny Brunel.