Philip Gould

Together with Mike Lindup, Mark King and Gould’s guitarist Boon, he formed Level 42 and scored several major hits, writing many of the lyrics and co-writing many of the songs.

The best-selling albums were World Machine and Running in the Family. In 1987 the Gould brothers left Level 42, Phil citing nervous exhaustion and dissatisfaction with their new pop sound. Gould became a respected session musician.

Gould briefly returned as studio drummer and main lyricist on the 1994 album Forever Now. However, baffled by the record company’s incompetence, he did not tour with the band for the Forever Now tour and was quickly replaced as live drummer by Gavin Harrison.

In 2007, Gould contributed to Italian singer Diana Winter’s debut album Escapizm, co-writing and producing the tracks “Rain” and “Dream Alone” and playing drums. In 2009 Gould released his first solo album Watertight on the Bongo Saloon label.

In 2021, Gould released the album Beautiful Wounds on Abbey Records, which includes contributions from singers Diana Winter, Keira Osment, Anji Hinke and Allison Mareek.

Philip Gould Masterclass

h 10:00 – 18:00
Saint Louis

49 Urbana Street

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