Phil Hollender - Keyboards
"Phil was a graduate of 'Ritz' - the same group Mark played in.
Phil was a classically trained musician and like a lot of the cast didn't expect TBTD to be the major part of his career but has now been with us for twenty five years. He's been known to venture out now and again from behind his keyboards on a T chest bass or even on clarinet but mostly provides the string/brass and piano arrangements for our show.
Phil has the 'dots' from every show we've done and we often dip into his music bank to refer back to previous arrangements. I wouldn't call him an extrovert but he's not slow in coming forward with ideas and suggestions during rehearsals. A band is always made up of differing personalities and there will always be a 'Phil' in it!"
- Trevor Payne