With long term experience in the music industry through performing, corporate workshops and school incursions Martin Phillips formed Rhythm Fix, a Fremantle / Perth based band booking agency, drumming tuition, sales and services provider. As performer and local facilitator he has his ear to the beat of Freo (Fremantle); the cultural mecca of WA.
He has teamed up with some of his friends; the best WA has to offer in world musicians, African dance teachers, dancers, street performers, and djs.
Martin has been playing drums in his home town of Perth since he was 12 years old. He established, whilst in Art School, ‘The Childlike Primitives’ 1987-1992 a seminal experimental folk rock band. Soon after, Martin helped create ‘Initiation Studios’ from 1990 -1995, an underground art space and legendary DIY recording studio in Perth. This was home to many Perth bands including ‘Arc’ a power pop group in which he played drumkit. He was hungry for more percussion skills and embraced African styles and rhythms while playing Marimba and percussion in the much loved and nationally acclaimed Sundiata Marimba Band for 5 years, 1990-1996. Later, after coming back from a musical study tour of Zimbabwe, he joined the award winning African Music Congress (1997-2001). Martin is praised for his solid knowledge and talent as one of Perth best drum kit and dun dun players (African bass drums) performing over the years with African drum ensemble, Deredjeff Dubar (1995-2003), Mukwa Marimba Band, now with thundering dynamic, drum and marimba ensemble Village Vibes (2010-present) and plays drumkit in local trio, South West State. Martin has had own electronic dance act ‘Gaiatribe’ and is often invited to play percussion with touring contemporary didgeridoo artists whilst they are in town such as Ganga Giri and Si Mulumby.
283 Spearwood Ave
Spearwood, WA 6163
0417 953 810