Phil Hague

Phil Hague is a multi-percussionist and drummer who works within and outside of established genres.

Hailing from Edinburgh he began so called ‘classical’ percussion lessons at school whilst also playing in indie bands around town. His lessons opened his ears the vast world of percussive sounds and timbres to make music with and his studies continued at the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Phil has subsequently established himself as a leading figure on the freelance scene in Scotland and performs regularly with organisations such as the RSNO, BBCSSO, SCO and Scottish Ballet Orchestras.

Recent adventures seen him establish the Glasgow Percussion Collective alongside veteran LA studio musician Steve Forman. The GPC performed a sold-out concert of special arrangements of the music of Bjork during the Glasgow Film Festival and plans for the future feature the music of John Cage alongside works by Steve Forman himself.

Phil plays in the band Admiral Fallow who released their 4th album in late 2021 to critical acclaim. Admiral Fallow have toured the US, Australia, Europe and the UK multiple times and have been short listed for the Scottish Album of the Year award. Collaboration is a core part of Admiral Fallow’s identity and they have worked with composer Gareth Williams to produce a site-specific opera as well as the Glasgow Film Festival writing music to 10 brand new short films from local filmmakers.

Education is a huge passion for him and he regularly works, alongside Emma Smith, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Vibe’ project which provides a space for young musicians to create music of any kind in an inspirational environment.

He also co-runs the Popular Music Summer School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland which offers young instrumentalists and song-writers an opportunity to work with leading professionals and make music with like minded peers.