Over the years Phillip Jackson has played in a number of bands and with musicians both in the UK and Japan. Starting out with the five piece classic rock group Jaded Rose in 1992, the band (Phillip Jackson on guitar, Adrian Troop on bass, Justin Morris on vocals and keyboard, Phil Johnson
on guitar, and Tony Mitchell
on drums) played some great
live gigs for two years in the
North of England. As well as
covering classic rock tunes
the band also incorporated
some of their own original
material, recording the
original prog-rock track Butterfly Glade.
Between 94 & 95 Phillip and drummer Tony Mitchell put together a soul, blues, rock outfit, Sentimental Overdose, with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nick Battles.
Relocating to London in '95 Phillip
joined the MC5/Cult inspired band
The Bad Lizard Club. Quickly picking
up management and garnering
record company interest the Lizards
found a good following through
playing live at notable London venues.
Even after the disbandment of The Bad Lizard Club, offers of live performances kept coming in and the group did play some of the requests including at the renowned Dublin Castle in Camden. Phillip and Lizard drummer Sebastien Tranchand continued to play, with bassist Pat Briscoe, as a jamming trio plus other revolving musicians, at the famous Scar Studios in London, and under the moniker 'The Ungrateful Alive' many epic jam sessions were played (and some recorded though now unfortunately lost).
Around this time Phillip also contributed guitar to a studio album 'CARNIVAL' with ex-Jaded Rose and Sentimental Overdose members.
In 2003 Phillip relocated again, this time to Kyoto Japan. Becoming involved in the Japanese live music scene Phillip has, since 2004, been writing the music pages for the magazine Kansai Scene, contributing gig listings, band pick-up information and interviewing band members (including Soul Asylum, Eddi Reader, Adrian Vandenberg, Level 42, The Stick Men, Gus G, Praying Mantis, Ben Watt).
Although moving back to the UK for a brief period, Phillip has been based and living in Kyoto, Japan again since 2012. In 2016 he collaborated with his old band mate and friend Adrian Troop, who had been working on music under the title ULTRAMORPHIC, with guitar parts for one of Adrian's ULTRAMORPHIC tracks called Double Negative Dub. "Although living thousands of miles apart on different sides of the globe, through the power of modern recording technology it's as easy as if we are both in the same recording studio!" The link to the finished track is here - https://soundcloud.com/user3288559/double-negative-dub
Adrian had also been working on a new album
of instrumental music. After finishing the
Double Negative track Phillip began work on
adding guitar to all of the tracks of the album.
The guitar recording took about eight months
to complete and the album is available to
download from BANDCAMP. For full details go
to the JADED ROSE page on this website.
Since then Phillip has also been recording some of his newer instrumental electric and acoustic original tracks. On this site in the 'My Songs' page you will find some of those pieces. You can also listen to Phillip's music at his YouTube channel, please go to -
For further information you can also visit and like the Facebook page @phillipjacksonmusic
And for Twitter go to @pjacksonmusic
Two albums featuring a selection of Phillip's instrumentals recorded between 2017 and 2019 are also now available to download from Bandcamp at the following link.