Philip Gould

Philip Gould Masterclass: a full day full-immersion in Saint Louis dedicated to songwriting with the founder of Level 42 drummer.

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 am to 06:00 pm, an intensive seminar dedicated to songwriting, open to all, musicians, singers and songwriters, with Philip Gould, drummer, songwriter and British singer from the Isle of Wight, founder with Mark King of Level 42, as well as author of lyrics and music of the band's most famous songs.

Philip Gould Masterclass
Saturday, April 15th, 2023
h 10:00 am - 02:00 pm and 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Saint Louis, via urbana 49/a

Credits for academic courses 0,5 CFA

Limited number of masterclasses, open to songwriting students and all instruments, by reservation

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Participation fees:: € 20 Saint Louis students; €40 external public

Philip Gould British drummer, songwriter and singer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. He founded the band Level 42 with Mark King. Born in Hong Kong, he studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music in London , where he met keyboardist Mike Lindup.

Gould's first major chart breakthrough came with the pop group "M," playing drums on their single "Pop Muzik," a number one on the U.S. top charts. He later appeared on the Top Of The Pops show along with "Roxy Music" for their performance of More Than This and also in the promotional video for this song.

Together with Mike Lindup, Mark King, and his brother, guitarist Boon, he formed the funky-jazz-rock-pop band Level 42 and together with them recorded several albums, one better than the other, coming to make Level 42 one of the best-loved bands in Europe and the US. In 7 years together, Phil composes many of the band's songs, often writing the lyrics as well. Their best-selling albums are True Colors, the beautiful live A Physical Presence, World Machine, which launched them to the top of the charts with the top hits Something About You, Leaving Me Now and I Sleep On my heart, then 1986's Running In The Family which contains Lessons In Love, Running In The Family and other hits.
At the end of 1987, the Gould brothers left Level 42, due to total dissatisfaction with their new band's pop sound.
Phil will return briefly with his old bandmates Mark and Mike for the album Forever Now, on which he plays a few phrasings and records a considerable amount of drum loops to be inserted into the tracks.
From that moment on, Phil Gould became a respected jam session musician and star session musician.
In 2007, Gould contributed to Italian singer Diana Winter's debut album as drummer and as co-writer and producer of the tracks Rain and Dream Alone.
In 2009, he released his first solo album Watertight that was released with contributions from Mike Lindup, Wally Badarou, and Berenice Scott under the Bongo Saloon label.
This was followed by the album Terraforming under the group name Gould, Brown and Black.
In 2021 he released his last solo album, Beautiful Wounds, dedicated to the memory of his brother Boon, who passed away a few years earlier.

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