Phil Turcio is the Australian music industry’s quietest achiever. Born into a family of professional musicians, Phil commenced playing the piano at a very early age. He has worked with both local and international artists as a pianist, composer and producer, and has penned hits for Australian Idols and icons alike. His recording studio in Melbourne now sets the scene for Phil to develop upcoming artists, record, program, compose, and produce. He is unquestionably one of Australia’s finest all around musicians.
“When I found out that drummer Will Kennedy was coming to Australia to do workshops, I immediately contacted him to record several tracks for my album Signals. A few months later I was playing sessions on a brief trip to LA, and had the privilege of recording with drumming great, Dave Weckl. I had been doing sessions with Dave at his studio, and was so impressed by his mixes, that I asked him to mix the Signals album. At the same time, I took the opportunity to feature him on the track, ‘Am I Awake.’ On the same trip I met and recorded with Gary Meek, who provides all the sax work on the album. Two of my dearest friends, LA bass great Ric Fierbracci, and local Australian session king, Craig Newman, were both kind enough to provide bass work for the album. I’m so excited to be re-releasing Signals through ALFI RECORDS. This will only be the beginning of what I expect to be a long and creative collaboration.”