Art's career began in the early '70's in Los Angeles where he was one of LA's top session guitarists, composers and orchestrators, working and recording for popular artists Barry Manilow, Minnie Riperton, Demis Roussos, The Carpenters, Smokey Robinson, Dory Previn, Burl Ives, The Lettermen and a long list of television series and feature films before moving to Sydney, Australia in 1987.
Art was musical director, conductor and orchestrator on live concert tours for Demis Roussos, Dory Previn, John Rowles and toured as guitarist for Barry Manilow for over three years. He produced recordings for Demis Roussos, Barry Manilow and Sally Kellerman ('Hot Lips' from M.A.S.H.) and John Rowles
Art has a long list of credits with writing and producing original music for production music companies out of the U.S and U.K. respectively, where during the past 12 years he has accomplished releases of 51 CD album titles in a diverse array of styles.
Art's earlier composition credits include background music for 'The Love Boat', penned the R & B single 'Here We Go' for Minnie Riperton and co-wrote the Motown Records release 'Now That I Have You' for artist Teena Marie.
A highlight of his most recent scoring credits include the television series 'Missing Persons Unit' ( series 1 - 5 ), 'Catalyst', 'The Lost Treasure of Fiji' (Pirate Islands), 'Dead Tired' (2 part series), 'Made In China', 'The Secret Lives Of Sleepwalkers', 'Outback House', the telemovie 'Reprisal', 'Neighbours', 'The Flying Vet', 'Guiding Light', 'Secrets', 'The Fatal Bond', 'Signal One - Bullet Down Under' and 'Sher Mountain Mystery'.
Art Phillips Discography
- 7 Instruments & Performance
- 35 Writing & Arrangement
- 5 Conducting & Leading
- 3 Production
- 1 Visual
|BRM 16||Art Phillips||TV Suspense / Tension (CD, Album)||Bruton Music||BRM 16||UK||1995||Sell This Version|
|BRJ41||Art Phillips||Human Drama (CD, Album, Smplr)||Bruton Music||BRJ41||Australia||1996||Sell This Version|
|BRM17||Art Phillips||Television Suspense / Tension 2 (CD, Album)||Bruton Music||BRM17||UK||1997||Sell This Version|
|CHAP AV160||Art Phillips||Impact Trailers 2 (CD)||Chappell Recorded Music Library||CHAP AV160||UK||2000||Sell This Version|
|FC-W 2Q||Art Phillips||Pacific Adventurs (CD)||FirstCom Music Library||FC-W 2Q||UK||2000||Sell This Version|
|FC-E22M||Art Phillips||Acoustic Atmospheres (CD)||FirstCom Music Library||FC-E22M||UK||2000||Sell This Version|
|FC-E27Q||Art Phillips||World Beat (CD)||FirstCom Music Library||FC-E27Q||UK||2002||Sell This Version|