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Phil Martini

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Phil Martini has built up a glowing reputation for his solid and articulate rock drumming, both in the studio, and the live arena.
His first professional band - London-based rockers Tokyo Dragons - toured and recorded regularly, eventually leading him to opportunities far and wide, ultimately becoming a member of Joe Elliott's Down 'N' Outz - the Def Leppard frontman's new project. Singles 'Overnight Angels' and 'England Rocks' made #1 and #4, respectively, on the U.S. classic rock charts.

Many high profile shows and festivals with the Down 'N' Outz (inc a Paul Rodgers support tour) rank alongside performances, and/or LP's, with Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), The Union, Quireboys, Claytown Troupe et al.
Phil has recorded with some highly respected producers including: Luke Morley, Ronan McHugh, Joe Elliott, Nick Brine, Pedro Ferreira, Kurt Bloch, Nigel Godrich, and continues to be hired for a range of studio sessions.

He's also toured and played alongside the likes of Paul Rodgers, Mott The Hoople, Status Quo, Def Leppard, Ian Hunter, Thunder, Nashville Pussy, Dan Baird, Supersuckers, Danko Jones, Pavement...

More recently, he has joined 'I AM I' - a new heavy rock/metal band formed by ex Dragonforce mainman ZP Theart.
Additional links: www.iamofficial.com and


  • Various Singles and LPs for Indie-rock bands in the 90's
  • Pavement LP track @ RAK Studios, London. 1999
  • Tokyo Dragons Singles @ Abbey Road, Olympic & Townhouse Studios 2002-04
  • Tokyo Dragons LP "Give Me The Fear" @ Rockfield Studios 2004
  • Tokyo Dragons LP "Hot Nuts" @ Litho Studios, Seattle WA 2006
  • The Quireboys LP "Halfpenny Dancer" 2009
  • Joe Elliott's Down 'N' Outz LP "My Re-Generation" @ Moor Hall/Joe's Garage Studios 2009-10
  • The Union LP "The Union" @ Leeders Farm Studios 2010
  • The Union 'Siren's Song' LP @ Rockfield Studios 2011
  • Joe Elliott's Down 'N' Outz 2nd LP (in progress) @ The Premises Studios, London 2011-12

Drumhead Setup

Snare - Hi-Energy on top, Hi-Performance snare side on bottom
Toms - Classic Clear with Power Dot on Top, single ply Texture Coated on bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick II on the batter, Regulator on the resonant side

Artist Media

"England Rocks"

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"England Rocks" The Down N' Outz
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