- Phil Gould (musician)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Phil Gould
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Philip Gabriel Gould
Born = birth date and age|1957|02|28
Hong Kong, China
Instrument = drums
Genre = Rock
Years_active = 1979 – Present
Label = Polydor
Philip Gabriel Gould, also know as Phil Gould (
February 28, 1957) is a British professional drummerfrom the Isle of Wightin southern England.
singerMark King, he was one of the founding members of the band, Level 42.
Gould's first foray into the charts came with pop group M, drumming on their single '
Pop Muzik', a number one singlein the US, and No. 2 in the U.K..
Gould studied percussion at the
Royal Academy of Musicin London, where he met keyboardist, Mike Lindup. Together with Gould's guitaristbrother Boon, they formed Level 42 and had several major hits, writing many of the lyrics and co-writing many songs. Their biggest selling albums were " World Machine" and " Running in the Family". In 1987, the Gould brothers left Level 42, Phil citing nervous exhaustion and being unhappy with their new pop sound. Phil became a respected session musician. The single "It's Over" was a fitting end to the siblings' stay in the band.
King and Lindup have continued with Level 42. They released a new album in September 2006, titled " Retroglide".
In 2007, Gould have contributed to the launch of a young and talented Italian composer and singer, named Diana Winter, playing in her debut album "Ezcapism".
During 2008 a brand new album from Phil Gould is expected to be available either via Internet or via retail stores: it will have the contribution from various artists including Mike Lindup and Wally Badarou. Some samples are already available through www.myspace.com/gouldphil
New York • London • Paris • Munich"
*1980: "The Official Secrets Act
w/ Level 42
*1981: "Level 42"
*1982: "Strategy / The Early Tapes"
The Pursuit of Accidents"
Standing in the Light"
Running in the Family"
*1994: "Forever Now"
* [http://www.level42.com/ Level 42 official website]
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