Phil Rigger – Producer/Director/Engineer/Editor/Arranger/Programmer
Sydney based producer Phil Rigger’s professional music career began as the driving force behind the critically acclaimed new wave band Outline in the late 1970s. Signed to CBS within 6 months of their formation Outline released a number of well received singles prior to dropping their debut album ‘Maybe It’s A Game’ in 1981.
The following years saw Phil working as a producer/arranger on numerous albums for highly successful South East Asian artists throughout Hong Kong and Taiwan whose albums collectively sold 2 million copies. Into the 90’s he worked as an in-house producer for EMI/Castle Music. Through this period he co-wrote and produced 6 highly successful Library Production albums released internationally. He also wrote and produced TV jingles for the likes of Village Roadshow, Estee Lauder, Goodyear, Nescafe, State Transit Authority, Dairy Farmers, HCF and many others. His skills as a producer, arranger and manager have taken him as far a field as London, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Romania and Jakarta. He worked on the soundtrack for the film, Young Einstein and was the composer and sound designer on the short film, The Seedling that won Best Comedy Short Film at the 1995 Houston Film Festival.
Classically trained, Phil was nominated for an ARIA award in 1992 for his work on the film Hercules Returns and the subsequent album by the same name. Along with Terry McArthur he penned the hit single Communication for John Farnham and has co-written with the likes of Tina Arena, Ian Moss, James Blundell and Jay O'Shea. He co-wrote and produced Deluge, the seventh studio album from James Blundell, one of Australia’s biggest selling country artists. Postcards From Saigon, 2nd single off that album was nominated for a Golden Guitar in Tamworth and won the Telstra Countrywide Single of the Year.
As a member of the decidedly left field spoken word songsters The Cube, Phil has collaborated with UK dance sensations Faze Action (Rae & Christian, Crazy Penis, David Holmes) on a number of tracks. The Cube released an album in 2004, with 2 singles attracting widespread interest and both received wide airplay on MTV, Rage, Video Hits and Channel V. The videos for both songs were produced in-house by the Cube and Lashgraphics.
Produced and edited World RiderZ TV series for Discovery Channel
6 x 1 hour episodes
Production Director for Bhakti Bliss Festival Newcastle 2013.
3 camera shoot and 32 track audio multi-track recording
Post production of 5 x DVD's and 3 x CD's for festival artists
Producer/Director of a range of videos for The Line Campaign on behalf of FAHCSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Idigenous Affairs, Federal Government) from 2010 - 2013. A relationship media campaign, production for The Line included interviews with artists, musicians, actors, tour performance videos of Owl Eyes and Stonefield and videos produced at 2013 Big Day Outs in Sydney and Melbourne as well as media launches in Sydney and Melbourne in conjunction with APRA.
Music videos – Produced, directed and edited:-
The Cube – Cubism
The Cube – Fuck ‘em
Rob Sampson – You’re Not Alone
John Stuart – Kazu
Elliott Weston – Twist of Love
Bruce Carr - Keep Your Body Movin'
Albert Bertini - 47 York St
He has produced albums or EP’s for :
James Blundell The Cube
Tice and Evans Hercules Returns The Movie
Tom Baker Nikki Doll and the Penny Drops
Monica and the Moochers Matt Hall
Carl Orr Crochet Crooks
Beth 'n' Ben Anthony Zmac
Mika and Ninni Open Skys
Luella Widt Fuxton
Elliott Weston Maitreya
Nicki Gillis Elizabeth Powell
Evie J Willie Shankara and Durga Devi
Owen Gray Gayatri
Yemanja Sri Prahlada
Sarah Castillo Afro Trios
BoyBC Gary Edwards
Shakti Durga Len Semperi
Parvati Sundari Chief
Mastered albums for:
Blues Explosion Vol2 - 6 Parvati Sundari
Beth n Ben - 3 EP's Maitreya
Elliott Weston Open Skys
Nikki Doll & The Penny Drops Ozi Abla
Amanda Easton Gayatri
Gary Edwards Len Semperi
Dave Longo Fuxton
Afro Trios Evie J Willie
Evie J Willie Tice and Evans
Anthony Zmac Shankara and Durga Devi
His recorded arrangement of Advance Australia Fair has been, and continues to be used by Shannon Noll, Christine Anu, Wendy Matthews, Leah Purcell, Caroline O’Connor, Genevieve Davis and many others at large sporting and cultural events throughout Australia since 1992
He has worked as composer/producer/production manager on a range of events, most notably, the launch of the Sydney Superdome (Qudos Bank Arena) for the Sydney Olympics 2000, Australia Day Live at Darling Harbour and the awards ceremonies for the Australian Awards for University Teaching at The Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra. For each of these events he was also responsible for show design and implementation.
He has written and produced surround sound events for a number of clients including SAP Software, the Australian Awards for University Teaching, Aristocrat Gaming, the Sunday Telegraph and a number of dance parties at the Sydney Showground, which included synchronized video/multimedia. He produced and composed Tributary, a surround sound event, for Edge, an artistic initiative of the Inner West Council. Tributary is Phil's interpretation of life in the Inner West of Sydney. It ran to great acclaim.
Produced corporate videos for DePuy Synthes (Johnson and Johnson), Magenta, Australian Commercial Radio Awards, BT Financial, Housing Industry Association, Destination Blackwattle Bay,