Josh Phillips (musician)

Josh Phillips (born 19 December 1962, Rochester, Kent, England) is a rock keyboardist and composer. He first played Hammond organ with Procol Harum in 1993 and was the band's organist from 2004 until they disbanded in 2022, both times replacing the bands original organist Matthew Fisher.[1]

Josh Philips
Josh Phillips playing the Yamaha Motif XS6 with Procol Harum at Freising, 29 May 2014.
Josh Phillips playing the Yamaha Motif XS6 with Procol Harum at Freising, 29 May 2014.
Background information
Also known as
  • Josh
  • Jonathan Phillips-Gorse
Born (1962-12-19) 19 December 1962 (age 60)
Rochester, Kent, England
  • Musician
  • composer
Years active1979–present
Formerly of

He began his career at sixteen playing organ on the soundtrack to Quadrophenia, and he later appeared in the film with his band Cross Section.[2] From 1983 to 1984 he was the keyboardist for Diamond Head.[3] He has written for and/or performed with a wide range of musicians, including Big Country, Leo Sayer, Pete Townshend, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Kenney Jones, Starlite Campbell Band, Ronan Keating, Alisha's Attic, Heatwave, Midge Ure, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney.[4]

Along with Dan McGrath he has composed title themes and incidental music for many TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Take Me Out.[5] For the US version of "Strictly Come Dancing", "Dancing with the Stars", they have received numerous ASCAP Awards.[6] He also has songwriting credits on Procol Harum's 2017 album Novum.[7] He is the co-writer of "Suburban House" with Andrew Brel, recorded by Leo Sayer.[8]

He is the same person as Josh/Jonathan Phillips-Gorse, and had many album credits under that name from the 1980s.[9]


  1. ^ "Josh Phillips". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Cross Section, The Band from Quadrophenia". ZANI. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Musician: Josh Phillips-Gorse". Librarius Metallicus. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Josh Phillips". Hammond USA. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Josh Phillips". IMDb. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Dan McGrath & Josh Phillips". The Composer Works. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Novum". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Suburban House". Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Josh Phillips". Hammond USA. Retrieved 27 April 2017.

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