We here at Drummer Talk know that Phil Collins is an amazing drummer in addition to being a gifted songwriter, and it’s always interesting to hear how a drummer like Phil goes from supporting role to front man.
A recent Daily Mail article outlines the singer’s transition from supporting to leading role.
I remember the first concert I sang at in Ontario in 1976. I went on stage and felt very lonely without my drum kit. Suddenly I was out front with just a microphone. It took me years to take the microphone off the stand! But we did the first song and the audience were fantastic.
My life would have gone in a totally different direction if I’d stayed as the drummer. I wouldn’t have done my solo albums and written songs like In The Air Tonight. It just proves you never know what if?