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Phil Little


Phil Little started his playing career as a kit drummer in 1969 at The Cavern and other Liverpool
Clubs before moving down to London two years later where he played on the London scene for
twenty years. During this time he worked with many top London guitarists like Steve Waller and
Brendan Hoban and formed The Flying Pigs with ex Alvin Lee Bass player Mick Hawksworth and
Mickey Jones, the founder of Welsh Progressive band Man. The Flying Pigs recorded demos at
Alvin Lee's state of the art studio with the Woodstock star guesting on one track playing Lead
Guitar. This song, Private Movie, is now available online.
In 1990 Phil moved to Hastings where he opened a rehearsal and recording studio, Light From
Darkness, playing with local bands such as The Pullbacks.
In 1993, he founded The Live Music Forum and successfully campaigned for a relaxation of the
music licensing laws, which came with The Live Music Act 2012, to which he made a considerable
He has authored and maintained a website with Free Drum and Percussion Lessons since 1997
which has had over half a million visitors.
He also helped widen the interest in Samba percussion founding two Samba percussion groups in
the 1990's.
Since 1992 Phil has released his own music which is predominantly Latin percussion based
although many tracks have him also playing guitar, keyboards and Bass as well as drums and
percussion. His tracks are available on all major streaming platforms through his own record label,
Light From Darkness Records.
More recently Phil has been playing Congas with Hastings Psych band The Iron Men Of The Sea,
featuring Violinist Hana Miyaji and top Bass player Colin Gibson, formerly of The Graham Bond
Organisation , Ginger Baker's Airforce, Snafu and The Movies.
Phil is visually impaired and has been Hyper-Myopic since birth and now Volunteers for The
Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for The Blind and The Baluji Foundation.


Baluji Shrivastav OBE

 “For Inner Vision I don’t want it to just be a collaboration between UK and India, more like UK / Bosnia, UK / Iran. Make it universal. That way we can have more musical traditions!”

Founder and Orchestra Director


Shoes to Shine

Jan 01


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