Music can be defined as sound, vibration and rhythmic connections with the soul. It is this ingenious understanding of music that allows Phil Davis to become music. This native of Atlanta does not shy from his talents and voices his thoughts and feelings though musical productions. It has always been Phil's mission to make quality music and promote the Atlanta Underground sound.
Phil’s journey has sparked his business savvy and thus PhD Productions was created in 1994. This producer, keyboardist and engineer has worked with local, regional and national artists. He contributes his musical monologues in his “conversation” solos to the likes of Herbie Hancock, George Duke and Joe Sample. He has had the pleasure of performing with Sheila E., Will Downing, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell, Prince, Alex Bugnon, Boney James, Michael McDonald, Philip Bailey, Dionne Farris, and Erykah Badu. Phil has also performed with the late George Howard, Johnathan Butler and a host of others. In addition to performing with these artists, he has also written and produced some of their works.
Other credits and accolades include scored the music for the film “Maynard” (2013 documentary), producing an NFL commercial for the 2019 Superbowl, being the Musical Director for That Comedy Show on Turner South, and song producer for Star Search on CBS for two years.
More importantly Phil has dedicated time, talent and resources to the following organizations: Kilgore Music Foundation, How Big Is Your Dream Foundation, The Stewart Foundation, and Westlake High School Marching Band. Additionally, he has served as mentor/coach to Clark Atlanta University commercial composition majors and hosted master classes in music for all ages with South Fulton and Clifton dale Arts Center and Sam Ash Music Store.