Phil Gould (musician)


Phil Gould (musician)

Infobox musical artist

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Name = Phil Gould
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Philip Gabriel Gould
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Born = birth date and age|1957|02|28
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Origin = Hong Kong, China
Instrument = drums
Genre = Rock
Occupation =
Years_active = 1979 – Present
Label = Polydor
Universal
Associated_acts = Level 42
M
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Current_members =
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Philip Gabriel Gould, also know as Phil Gould (February 28, 1957) is a British professional drummer from the Isle of Wight in southern England.

Career

With singer Mark King, he was one of the founding members of the band, Level 42.

Gould's first foray into the charts came with pop group M, drumming on their single 'Pop Muzik', a number one single in the US, and No. 2 in the U.K..

Gould studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he met keyboardist, Mike Lindup. Together with Gould's guitarist brother Boon, they formed Level 42 and had several major hits, writing many of the lyrics and co-writing many songs. Their biggest selling albums were "World Machine" and "Running in the Family". In 1987, the Gould brothers left Level 42, Phil citing nervous exhaustion and being unhappy with their new pop sound. Phil became a respected session musician. The single "It's Over" was a fitting end to the siblings' stay in the band.

King and Lindup have continued with Level 42. They released a new album in September 2006, titled " Retroglide".

In 2007, Gould have contributed to the launch of a young and talented Italian composer and singer, named Diana Winter, playing in her debut album "Ezcapism".

During 2008 a brand new album from Phil Gould is expected to be available either via Internet or via retail stores: it will have the contribution from various artists including Mike Lindup and Wally Badarou. Some samples are already available through www.myspace.com/gouldphil

Discography

w/ M

*1979: "New York • London • Paris • Munich"
*1980: "The Official Secrets Act

w/ Level 42

*1981: "Level 42"
*1982: "Strategy / The Early Tapes"
*1982: "The Pursuit of Accidents"
*1983: "Standing in the Light"
*1984: "True Colours"
*1985: "World Machine"
*1987: "Running in the Family"
*1994: "Forever Now"

External links

* [http://www.level42.com/ Level 42 official website]


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