Phil Herschel has been composing music for 40 years. Phil's music paints visual pictures for the listener. He brings about positive, and uplifting mood changes. With his extreme variety, there is a composition for you. Phil's musical career started with the piano at age 17. Early on, he composed his own piano compositions, playing strictly from memory. Since then, Phil's interest has expanded from the piano to include instrumental keyboards, and synthesized instrumentation.
His music features catchy tunes, and upbeat melodies that use a variety of instrumentation. Over the years, Phil has released three albums. It's a Good Day debuted in 2000, featuring twelve compositions with pianos, acoustic guitars, and drums. This album was shortly followed by Grand Entrance in 2002, which features rhythms, and additional instrumentation. Both albums have been met with positive reviews.
Phil's latest album entitled Get Ready (2012) was released on April 24th; Containing catchy melodies, rhythmic beats, and exciting instrumentals, it is the first new work from Phil in ten years.
Phil's style of play is best described as a "healthy dose of snappy, catchy melodies, and rhythms." (WIND and WIRE publications). Phil's first album, entitled 'It's a Good Day', was inspired from praise, and comments from many people requesting copies of the compositions. It's a Good Day contains soft, and relaxing instrumentals, such as the solo piano piece "Until Tomorrow".
The release of Phil's 2nd instrumental album, Grand Entrance, contains upbeat instrumental music, and is quite contrasting to his first CD It's a Good Day.
His latest project entitled Get Ready is bold, and stronger in tempo with a mix of catchy melodies, rhythmic beats, and exciting instrumentals. The ensemble piece, "Open Valley" contains a moving melody of strings, and guitar, with bass guitar and soft drums serving as the background. All three albums contain three distinct styles, within the electronic/instrumental genre.