Philip Bynoe

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Philip Bynoe
Genres Instrumental rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, R&B, Jazz
Instruments Bass guitar, Keyboards, Cello
Associated acts Steve Vai
Rick Berlin Band
Farren
Slavior
Mike Sullivan band
G3
Ring of Fire
Warlord
Repo!
Notable instruments
Yamaha BB series, Yamaha TRB series.

Three-time Grammy nominee and Emmy Award-winning bassist Philip Earl Bynoe is a prolific recording and touring musician. Though best known for his work with virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai,[1] Philip has played everything from heavy metal to R&B to classical, and has worked with the likes of Kevin Eubanks and The Tonight Show Band, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson), Slash (of Velvet Revolver), Charlie Farren, Ring of Fire with Tony MacAlpine and Warlord with Mark Zonder.

Philip attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied with Wit Brown. He changed bands several times in the ensuing years. Eventually, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme introduced Philip to Mike Mangini. He and Mangini played together in the Rick Berlin Band. They entered and won a rhythm section competition in Massachusetts. And it was Mangini who later got Philip an audition with Steve Vai.

He recorded and played on many world tours with Vai. He received three Grammy Award nominations for his work. In 2005, he received an Emmy Award for his work on the soundtrack for a remake of Reefer Madness. Philip continues recording, touring and playing out. He also teaches bass and ensemble work at the L.A. Music Academy in Pasadena.

Philip also recorded some bass tracks for the soundtrack to the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera in 2008.

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