Meet The Band
DIRECTOR, BASS PLAYER: Phil Clemons
Phil began playing music 10 yrs. old, starting on saxophone by the teaching of Mark Fernandez. He also played with his junior high marching band on drums, In the high school jazz band as the lead alto sax player and later as jazz bass player. At that time he and Paul Bonam started a band, entering shows for awards and record contracts. Winning a local contest to be on a Hollywood show titled ” Big Breaks” by Natalie Cole.
Throughout the years Phil has crafted his skills on 4, 5 and 6 string bass, drums and keyboard. He has recorded and played with great musicians, such as Kevin Mccord, Andrea Austin, Paul Bonam, Mike Bynes, Rod Byrd, John Unger and Rayse Biggs. His musical influences include Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Jaco, Victor Wooten & Wayman Tisdale.
As Director and Bass player for Funk Opus, he keeps the Groove in the Pocket and the Band Tight!