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Keyboardist Phil Bennett is a San Francisco Bay Area musician and performer, who blends a mixture of music styles and professional talent. His extensive knowledge of MIDI, sampling, computers, and synthesis allows him to create from a huge palate of sound technology. His musical experience and wide versatility make him shine as both a performer and a musician. Since 1995, he has been a keyboardist and vocalist for Starship (formally Jefferson Starship), featuring the incomparable singer Mickey Thomas.
Phil’s technical expertise allows him to comfortably perform on all the various types of keyboard instruments, from modern electronica to vintage electric pianos and Hammond organs. With his technical expertise with MIDI and computers, Phil bridges the gap between both platforms. Digital recording software and hardware are an integral part of his playing. Phil’s passion and love for music and his joy for the art of performance have been a key element in his playing. His extensive touring experience taught him that being a musician encompasses much more than just music. Aside from Starship, Phil also performs as keyboardist and vocalist with the concert series Super Singers of Rock and Voices of Classic Rock.