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Gould, Phil (28th February 1957-Present)

He is a drummer, songwriter and producer born in Hong Kong and brought up on the Isle of Wight, England.

His musical education was first with his experimenting with instruments as a child and when he was 15 he began to concentrate on the drums.  He was a member of several bands during these years, including Joe Bear, and went on to play in holiday camps during the summer.  He followed it up by attending the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music where he studied percussion and it was here that he met Mike Lindup, a co-member of Level 42.

He began his professional career as a musician joining the group M and with them he saw chart success with the single “Pop Muzik” and appeared on their first two albums.

Getting together with his brother, Boon, Mark King and Mike Lindup he formed the successful pop band Level 42 who would see major success during the 1980s with hits that include “Running in the Family”, “Something About You”, “Lessons in Love”, “Love Games” and many more, some of them being his own compositions.  In 1987 he and his brother left the band due to exhaustion and not being completely happy with the band’s sound and the single “It’s Over” was released.

He took time out to be with his family and concentrated on the piano and also learning to program.  He has since appeared on the Talbot White album United States of Mind and on the CD-ROM Phil Gould on Drums and in 2007 contributed to Diana Winter’s Escapizm. 

In 2009 he released Terraforming by Gould, Brown and Black and from 2013 worked on The Bingo-Saloon project.

M recordings
Pop Muzik (Robin Scott)
M Factor (Robin Scott)

Here’s his “Colour of My Pain”…