Philip Bynoe

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Philip Bynoe
GenresInstrumental rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, R&B, Jazz
InstrumentsBass guitar, Keyboards, Cello
Associated actsSteve Vai
Rick Berlin Band
Mike Sullivan band
Ring of Fire
Tony MacAlpine
Dave Weiner
Jerry Etkins
Kevin Eubanks
Gary Cherone[1]

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,[2] 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 Guns N' Roses), 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 [3] 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.


  1. ^ Rhee, Peter. "Philip Bynoe Website". Philip Bynoe Website. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ Archived 2006-04-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Philip Bynoe". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-04-03.