Meet The Band


Phil began playing guitar at the age of six. Self- taught, he began to copy the styles of his idols Albert Lee, Hank Marvin and Brian Setzer.

Turning professional as soon as he left school, Phil soon got a reputation as being one of the most versatile guitarists in the country. Over the many years of his career, Phil has toured the world with various artistes and shows such as Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Sarah Jory, Circus Of Horrors, Dr & The Medics, Rose Marie and many more.

Phil is renowned for his knowledge and musicianship in the music industry. Throughout his professional career he has earned a wealth of experience in Stage Performance, Direction and Public Address (Sound Equipment) of which on a number of occasions has been appointed Musical Director and Sound Engineer.

More recently, Phil can be found working as a product demonstrator for Line6.

Phil has many achievements in the music industry, however his most loved art is to play the guitar. With his astonishing abundance of knowledge, feeling and finesse, Phil can produce a sound that will touch the soul. A talent you rarely find.

The experience gained as an in-demand musician and entertainer has lead Phil to a new chapter in his career – The Story Of Guitar Heroes.

His ability to simulate the sound and epitomise the technique of any guitarist is uncanny and makes him a genuine virtuoso in the art of guitar playing.


Toby James is a professional guitarist based in the South West of the UK. He is a full time guitarist with ‘The Story Of Guitar Heroes” as well as the bands One Step Behind, Freedom and Despicable 3.

Hugely experienced in a live environment, Toby has performed throughout the UK and Europe, The Middle East and South America. From private functions and corporate events to large festivals and concert halls, Toby has performed at venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The British Grand Prix and Regents Park.


A busy professional drummer and tutor, Kristian Dluzewski has shared the stage with members of bands such as Primal Scream, Kasabian and Jamiroquai.

In addition to being full time drummer with shows Freedom, Despicable 3 and originals band Sirpico, Kristian has worked exstensively with many other shows / bands across the UK.

As a tutor, Kristian has a busy teaching schedule, mainly working under the ‘Percussion Works’ teaching practice based in Christchurch, Dorset.