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Phil Scragg

Bass Tutor


Phil Scragg has been a professional musician for 25 years and in that time has worked with numerous top recording artists ranging from the sublime (Robert Plant) to the ridiculous (Norman Wisdom). He is currently playing in award-winning jazz-fusion band ‘Sax Appeal’ with Derek Nash (featured in the Jools Holland band), and world music fusion band ‘Just East’, which has just released its fifth album, ‘House of Leaves’, incorporating world, classical and jazz influences.

RedLodge – ‘Egdon Heath’
Phil co-wrote with his sister Suzie Scragg, and recorded and produced this album.

Phil also performs with David Migden and the Twisted Roots, who are an exciting electric five piece, performing unique original material in a genre-busting crossover of rock, blues and twisted American roots. Gigs across London and the Southeast followed at venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Dean Street Pizza Express, Ronnie Scott’s, the Borderline, and the American Embassy.

‘Killing It’, the band’s second album was released in August 2012 to an amazing critical reception. Phil has received many accolades for his mixing and production ideas on the album. The band’s reputation has been growing with radio play across the UK, Europe and the US. They appeared at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada in Sept 2013. David Migden has also been nominated in the British Blues Awards 2013 for best singer and best original song (‘Shel’).
The band have received two more awards from Blues Matters magazine, Best Band and Best Newcomers’. In April 2014 they represented the UK at The European Blues Challenge in Riga, Latvia where they came third.
The band released their third album ‘Animal & Man’ in March 2014

Phil played bass on Robert Plant’s 1988 multi platinum album ‘Now and Zen’

Phil currently plays bass for Matt Berry and the Maypoles. Matt Berry is actor/ comedian who has starred in shows such as the ‘Mighty Boosh’, ‘Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place’, and ‘The IT Crowd’. Phil has toured with Matt Berry to support the new albums ‘Kill The Wolf’ (Acid Jazz 2013), (played bass on) ‘Matt Berry & the Maypoles Live’ and ‘The Small Hours’.‘

‘Snuff Box’, Matt Berry

Live and Let Die

Phil is also active as a producer and writer. He also specialises in teaching music technology. This is a remix Phil did of ‘Blues’ by David Migden and the Dirty Words.