Ray Phillips (musician)

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Ray Phillips
Birth name Raymond Anthony Phillips
Born (1949-03-01) 1 March 1949 (age 68)
Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1967-present
Associated acts Tredegar, Budgie

Ray Phillips (born Raymond Anthony Phillips, 1 March 1949, Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales)[citation needed] was the original drummer for the Welsh rock band Budgie. He left the band in 1974.[1]

Phillips formed his own band in the mid 1970s known as Ray Phillips Woman. They pursued a touring schedule, and when the former Budgie guitarist Tony Bourge joined the band in the early 1980s, they became known as simply Woman. In 1982 he rejoined with Bourge and formed Tredegar.

In the 1990s, Phillips founded another band, Six Ton Budgie, alongside his son Justin Phillips on guitar and Tom Prince on bass. Phillips, alongside playing drums, also took over on lead vocals. The band toured the UK extensively for the next few years.

In 2008, he was working on a solo album.[2] In May 2011, his solo album Judgement Day was released.


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Budgie - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.