Phil Deschambault grew up in the St. Lazare, Binscarth, Russell area. He lived in Binscarth,
attending school at Binscarth until Grade 9 when he attended Major Pratt Collegiate in Russell. While growing up he developed his
passion for music, began writing and studied guitar. He also formed a band with friends who shared his love of music.
he moved to Winnipeg, establishing his reputation as a singer/songwriter, and guitarist in numerous bands.
Phil's career began as
a songwriter. Some of his accomplishments include:
A Song for the history channel's documentary "The true story of Che Guevara"
A shared project of a musical for the 100th anniversary of Balmoural Hall private school.
- Songs for the films "The year of getting
to know us", "The Hottie and the Nottie" a Paris Hilton movie, "Centre Stage", and "Clown at Midnight"
- He has done incredible work
for Vapor Music, Second Spring Music, Emi Publishing, Purple Films, A&E, Hollowstone Music, and Sony Entertainment.
In 2004 Phil
teamed up with Ash Koley, an artist that complimented his style and vision. Together they have written many songs. The most popular
one to date is "Don't let your feet touch ground". It was used as a theme music for the 2010 Olympics, Lotto 649 and UK lotto, Blackberry,
Tommy Hilfiger, on the lobby soundtrack of Westin chain of Hotels, and GMC Trucks commercials. The song was also used for the television
show "So you think you can dance USA."
Other songs have been heard in the television show, Grey's Anatomy, and Brothers and Sisters.
Phil's song "Brighter at Night" was used for Global TV.
Under Glen Willows, founder of Burning Circus Management Phil and Ash Koley
began to market demos under the band name, Ash Koley. In 2008 Phil signed with the music industry giant EMI. The demos also received
the attention of Network Records CEO Terry McBride, who has managed the careers of Avril Lavigne, Sarah Maclauglin, and Barenaked
Ladies. The duo was signed in 2009.
Phil works out of Empire Recording in Winnipeg. The song "Don't let your feet touch ground" hit
the top 20 in radio play in May 2010. Phil and Ash Koley have released their first album "Invventions" world wide.
On March 11, 2011
Ash Koley, the duo, won "Best new group or solo artist of the year", at the Canadian music radio awards, for "Don't let your feet
Phil is also a music producer, who works under his business name Bockstael music. He has worked with countless artists,
including Heather Longstaffe, Tracy Bone, Bryce Palister, Jordon Leech, and "Michou", to mention a few. He has mentored many artists
including Jaylene Johnson and is a highly valued contributor at writing camps.
As an artist he is an accomplished musician playing
several instruments including keyboard and guitar. Although songwriting is Phil's first love, he is a fine concert performer.
bio is a work in progress.
Written by Peggy Bradshaw.
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