The Legendary Orange Turbanned Drummer
Gretsch Custom Nitron Black 7 piece kit (The Classic Phil Collins model)
Noble & Cooley Piccolo snare
Sabian hats and 16″ 17″ 19″ HH crashes, HH 21″ Raw Bell Dry Ride Phil Collins signature Ride cymbal
Wuhan 21″ riveted China
Ludwig Speed King pedal
Premier Hi-Hat stand
Roland V Drums TD6 V
Los Endos Drum Solo
Apocalyse in 9/8, from Supper’s Ready
The one and only Orange Turbaned Drummer
The Orange Turbaned Drummer ( Phildas Bhakta) hails from Montreux, Switzerland, the home of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. After seeing Genesis live in 1987, her first ever concert and event that changed her life, literally, she decided to become a drummer and moved to England aged 17, not even knowing English or anyone there.
Over the years, The Orange Turbaned Drummer played with countless bands of many genres, but always kept faithful to Genesis and founded and played with Invisible Touch from 1996-2002. Then depped for Genesis In The Cage, Los Endos, and guested with The Watch in France and Belgium, one of the gigs being a support to Steve Hackett.
Phildas also completed a World Record in non stop drumming in 2001, recognized by Guinness, in aid of Children In Need, as a tribute to her mentor and life inspiration: Master Drummer Phil Collins. Outside of Genesis tribute bands, Phildas has also guested on Franck Carducci’s delightfull debut Prog album Oddity, drumming on the opening epic Achilles, also featuring John Hackett on flute.
Phildas is also a dedicated Yogi following a spiritual path of the Hindu tradition, as well as a keen practitioner of Indian Martial Art Kalarippayatt and Aikido. Phildas is a qualified yoga instructor. Phildas has rejoined the band currently after the departure of Scott.
Favourite Genesis tracks:Supper’s Ready, Twilight Alehouse, Fountain Of Salmacis, Can Utility, Moonlit Knight, Lamia, Fly on a Windshield, Mama, Fading Lights, Domino, Home By The Sea/Second Home, Dodo Abacab, Dreaming While You Sleep, Land Of Confusion….list is endless really!!!
Influences: Sri Phil Collins, Hinduism, Oriental philosophies, Nature and the Universe.