Rob Phillips has been performing on the piano in the Peterborough area for the past 30 years. At age six, he began classical piano studies and soon, with the encouragement of his piano teacher, fell in love with boogie woogie piano. In high school, he started up his first pop/rock/soul groups and also began jazz piano studies with the great Brian Browne. After studies at Trent University, Phillips was awarded a scholarship to the University of Alabama to study jazz and classical piano.
After formal studies, Phillips began teaching, performing, and recording with many local musicians. A six year stint as one of the musical directors for The Second City theatre company as well as being musical director for many local groups has Phillips performing with a variety of well-known musicians. Over the years he has performed with The Rick Fines Trio, the Chelsey Bennett Band, Beau Dixon, Ada Lee, Bridget Foley, Ronnie Hawkins, The Lemon Sisters, The Weber Brothers, and The Three Martinis comedy improv group.