Philip Raby – Keyboards
After many years moving and storing his late father’s VOX Continental organ, Philip decided to have it restored to full working order. It was a simple matter of taking this iconic piece of the British 60’s music scene to the experts and parting with sack full of cash. Six weeks later in October 2010 Philip became the poorer, but proud and privileged owner of a fully working Vox Continental II organ. The next step proved to be a little harder: Learning how to play it! Philip is self-taught, learning to read music, play scales and chords and then, progressing onto his local live music scene. When there’s room on-stage, the Vox Continental is in the show along with the Hammond, piano, synthesiser and Leslie speaker. Claim to fame? Some years ago, Philip jostled Alan Price at the bar to get served at the Bull at Barnes. Philip also performs at Benmont Tench in the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute band Petty Criminals. There are many great and popular American bands that have captivated Philip and influenced his playing and musical preferences; The Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty, Doors, Eagles, and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Favourite American band – Steely Dan.