A graduate from Bass School Munich, Sir Paul McCartney’s fame school LIPA and the Royal Northern College Of Music Manchester, Philipp Moll joined Universal UK London in 2004 and lent his ‘growling, rumbling double bass sound’ (Gary Mulholland, Uncut) to various Universal label artists in the US and the UK for half a decade. In 2011 Phil set up a base in Bern, Switzerland, from where he is touring all across Europe, amongst others with his award-winning contemporary alpine folk ensemble Jütz. The ‘Impressive Bassist‘ (Londonjazz) has shared stages and recording rooms with the following artists
Tour Supports Simply Red (full UK & Ireland tour) Jamie Cullum (full UK tour) Jimmy Cliff John Butler KD Lang Morcheeba Kosheen Belleruche
Pop, Jazz & World New York Sound Liberation Nate James Jon Allen Julia Biel Manu Delago Jack Cheshire Jorge Rossy Adam Holzman Lew Soloff Michael Wolff David Taylor John Clark Stuart McCallum Trevor Tomkins Siggi Haider Buddy Casino Herbert Pixner’s Backstage (Servus TV) Matthieu Michel Jean-Paul Brodbeck Francis Coletta Brandy Butler Adam Taubitz Ganesh Geymeier Swiss Jazz Orchestra Michael Zisman Adrian Mears Thomas Dobler Sous Les Étoiles Franz Treichler Fiji Oli Kehrli Porok Karpo Marc Amacher
Classical Kristjan Järvi & Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany & Italy tour: premiere Steve Reich’s Music for Ensemble & Orchestra) Berner Symphonieorchester & Arno Camenisch Treppenhausorchester Hannover Philharmonie Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tiroler Kammerorchester InnStrumenti Variaton Projektorchester Musica Movendi Neues Zürcher Orchester Kammerorchester Neufeld Ensemble Divertimento Uni Orchester Bern
Venues & Festivals Royal Albert Hall The Roundhouse London Jazz Café London 606 Club Chelsea Manchester MEN Arena Sheffield Hallam Arena Apollo Hammersmith Dublin Point Liverpool Summerpops Edinburgh Fringe Festival King Tut’s Wah-Wah-Hut Glasgow SXSW Texas LA Downtown Theatre Knitting Factory New York Colors of Ostrava CZ Shambala UK Greenfields UK Paradiso Amsterdam Harpa Reykjavik Blå Oslo Wiener Musikverein Philharmonie Berlin Philharmonie Luxembourg Klangfeste Bozen Usedomer Musikfestival Theaterhaus Stuttgart Brucknerhaus Linz Jazzfestival Saalfelden Elbjazz Palatia Jazz Cully Jazz
Session Work with Producers Steven Harris (Kaiser Chiefs) Ian Grimble (U2, Travis) Marc Ellis Denis Ingoldsby (t.a.t.t.o.o.) Rune Langhelle Dan Gatreau Andrea Wright Matt Roberts (Bjørk, Chemical Brothers) James Mellor Yvonne Ellis (Simply Red) Dizl Gmuender
Writing Philipp Moll is a sought-after writer and arranger for orchestra, dance, theatre, film & TV. See below for a works extract. Rough Trade likened his Killerfernandez debut album Feitaboogie to ’Massive Attack, Lamb, Ninja Tune’. His collaboration with Japanese singer Naomi Suzuki, AJ Unity, received rave international reviews and resulted in a No 14 spot in the FMQB US Official Radio Chart, pushing aside the likes of Coldplay and Adele, whilst maintaining No 1 position on the tastemaker site kingsofspins.com for several weeks.
ACF London From 2009 to 2012 Phil co-launched, curated and hosted the Austrian Cultural Forum London music series Sound Park Austria which stimulates the creative exchange between Austrian and British musicians. The concerts are hosted regularly in London.