Phil Heuzenroeder

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Phil Heuzenroeder
Birth name Phil Heuzenroeder
Genres Gospel, community singing rock
Occupation(s) Singer, community development
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts BiPolar Bears, Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir

Phil Heuzenroeder is a musician and community cultural development leader working in Melbourne, Victoria and Australia with people with a disability, people living with mental illness and in community music making.

Phil directs the 90-voice Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir, is founder and Executive Officer of Wild At heART Community Arts (which runs the Music Network for Mental Health) and Club Wild.[1]

Phil Heuzenroeder leads the Bipolar Bears rock band for people living with mental health issues. The band is a rock'n'roll institution in Melbourne, Victoria and Australia, performing their own brand of rock music and advocating for mental health issues for over 18 years.[2]

Heuzenroeder completed a diploma course in music at the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. He has performed publicly for most of his life, winning South Australian busker of the year in 1985,[3] performing with numerous bands in his home town of Adelaide and for a number of years leading and singing with the popular a cappella quartet Naked.


  1. ^ Wild for a night of our own, The Sun Herald, 1 August 2004. Accessed 11 October 2008
  2. ^ Mental as anything, The Age, 16 May 2006. Accessed 11 October 2008
  3. ^ Heidelberg Leader News, 22 August 2007.