Phil Ceberano is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. Phil is well known for his many years as the sideman, co-songwriter, co-producer, music director and guitarist with his sister Kate Ceberano. He has also played with many of Australia’s premier artists such as James Reyne, Daryll Braithwaite, John Stevens, Olivia Newton-John, Ross Wilson, Joe Camilleri, Vika and Linda, etc. His experience in the business of producing and performing music gives him an extensive knowledge of how playing in bands works and how to achieve greatness as a musician.
Phil started playing the guitar in pubs and clubs in the early ’80s with his band Battle Happy supporting the top bands of the day, The Models, I’m Talking and Kids in the Kitchen. He then formed one of Melbournes’ first supergroups of the 80’s ‘The Wayback five’, which featured his sister Kate Ceberano and James Reyne on vocals with occasional special guests such as Micheal Hutchens and other stars of the day.
Phil’s love of funk music then led him to put together Sexual Chocolate, a popular club band of the late 80’s playing James Brown and rare groove funk and Disco.
From the early 90s through to recent years Phil played exclusively with Kate Ceberano on her solo recordings and tours. He co-wrote and co-produced the hit song Brave from the album of the same name. The Brave album achieved triple platinum status and is one of Kate’s most successful albums.
Recent years has seen Phil expand into the corporate world where his talents as band leader, entertainment coordinator and music ‘curator’ for major corporate events has kept him busy working closely with clients such as Red Energy, Linfox Group and Ryan companies.
Phil is also the creative director of one of Australia’s leading PR companies Flourish PR.
Phil is very excited about The Sessions which has been inspired by Rock Academy, a youth music collaboration and performance program. Many parents and friends of the participants of Rock Academy have asked ‘when are you going to run an adult Rock Academy?’ So by popular demand we give you ‘The Sessions’