I am a freelance drummer working out of the UK.

Originally from Austria, I began hitting the pots and pans in my parents bakery from very early on and after a couple of years studying piano, I eventually acquired my first set of drums at the age of 8. I started playing my first gigs at 15 and soon after was booked on professional level.

In the following years I was member of countless bands, working alongside successful Austrian acts like multi-platinum selling band Die Seer before moving to Vienna to study at the Vienna Jazz Conservatory.


During my time in Vienna I played drums alsongside Tower Of Power's legendary frontman Hubert Tubbs, 2002 latin grammy nominee Celeste Carballo and toured Europe working as drumtech for Terry Bozzio.

In 2003 I felt the urge to experience a new scene and a brief spell of touring the UK triggered a move to London in 2004.

I have since enjoyed a versatile and busy schedule both live and in the studio and have gained a wealth of experience from amazing songwriters, producers, film composers to touring with established acts and studio sessions with some top names in the industry.



Mike + The Mechanics

Go West

Taylor Dayne


Nik Kershaw

Chris de Burgh

Bonnie Tyler

Kim Wilde


Paul Young

Ministry Of Sound

Wang Chung

Tony Hadley


Chesney Hawkes

The Christians


Celeste Carballo

Cutting Crew

Katrina & The Waves

Ramin Karimloo

The Dhol Foundation

Shawn Escoffry

Sophie Delila

Lucinda Belle

Marina Kaye

Julien Lawrence


Nicole Russo

Jaki Graham

Manolo Badrena

Mike Rutherford

Hubert Tubbs

Rosabella Gregory

Jean Patrick Capdevielle

Lenny Zakatek

Lee Mead

Terry Bozzio

Nick Hayward

Brother Beyond



I play ALTO BEAT DRUMS, a one man custom operation based in Vienna. I have been using ALTO BEAT for 15 years now and have a big selection of handcrafted drum kits and snare drums in all shapes (well, round) and sizes and crafted in woods ranging from maple to merbau as well as carbon fibre to cater for any musical situation.

I also use ISTANBUL MEHMET cymbals, VIC FIRTH sticks, REMO heads, ROLAND electronics, PORTER & DAVIES tactile monitoring systems, JH Audio IEMs and PROTECTION RACKET cases and BASKEY accessories.

I'd like to say a big THANKS to all these great manufacturers for their continuing support!


Follow me Along the road



Mike + The Mechanics
IOW Festival 2016

German live TV 2016



To check my availability and rates for live and studio work, or any other queries you may have, please get in touch via this form.

I look forward to hearing from you! 

See you down the road!

Phil G

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Together with ONLINE SESSIONS, i offer a remote recording service that provides musicians, producers and composers with high quality,  live drum tracks. With a big selection of drum sets, snare drums and cymbals to choose from, i can cater for most musical styles. For more information get in touch or click here for your complete online recording studio.