|Genres||Instrumental rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, R&B, Jazz|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, keyboards, cello|
|Associated acts||Steve Vai |
Rick Berlin Band
Mike Sullivan band
Ring of Fire
Philip Earl Bynoe is a recording and touring musician. Though best known for his work with guitarist Steve Vai, Bynoe has also has worked with Kevin Eubanks and The Tonight Show Band, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson), Slash (of Guns N' Roses), Charlie Farren, Ring of Fire with Tony MacAlpine and Warlord with Mark Zonder.
Bynoe 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 Bynoe to drummer Mike Mangini. Bynoe and Mangini played together in the Rick Berlin Band. They entered and won a rhythm section competition in Massachusetts. Mangini later got Bynoe an audition with Steve Vai.
He recorded and toured 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. Bynoe 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.
- Philip Bynoe Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2020)