About Phil:

A bit of history...

 

As a native of St. Louis, Missouri, I began singing pop songs at a very young age and won my first talent show in kindergarten by performing Harry Belafonte's - "Banana Boat Song". Throughout grade school I sang solos at school functions and performed at the parties of relatives, joined my first rock group in the 8th grade, first got paid singing with a band at high school dances in the 9th grade, and continued performing Rock and R & B with bands throughout high school and just after, at high school & college dances, and small clubs & lounges. It was around 1970 when I gave up performing and began devoting my life to the pursuit & promotion of holistic health & medicine, and to that end, have worn many hats from owning health stores, teaching & practicing therapeutic massage & acupressure, writing magazine articles about herbal medicine, and representing various nutritional & herbal product manufacturers.

In the mid 1990's, I authored a number of magazine articles about Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), a powerful herbal medicine native to the Peruvian Amazon Rain Forest. These and other articles I've written, appeared in "The Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients" and over 30 other holistic & natural health publications in The U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Poland. Then from January 2000 to March 2013, I was involved in marketing to, and educating health practitioners on the use of Clinically Effective Nutritional & Herbal Dietary Supplements throughout Illinois.

After a 35 plus year lay off from performing, I came to realize how much I missed it over the years, so I decided to pick up my microphone again (actually a new Sennheiser) and focus on performing the "Songs of Frank Sinatra" & other crooners (Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, etc.) who I have so much enjoyed listening to, going all the way back to my High School days. Since 2007, it has become my passion to perform these timeless classics for everyone's enjoyment.